Flora, Mississippi: Mississippi Petrified ForestThe only petrified forest east of the Mississippi, plus black light rocks.
Visitor Tips and News About Mississippi Petrified Forest
A fun trip. Suggest going on a nice cool day for walking. My parents took me in very late '60s and I have taken 2 of my 3 daughters. Hope to take the 3rd this spring. Noticed on last visit they had added some RV parking. Old sign in '60s had woody woodpeckers head on it.[Dee, 01/27/2010]
I was in Jackson, MS for training and just had to go. What a great place.[Kenneth Coutch, 10/30/2008]
This is the only petrified forest east of the Mississippi River. It consists of a walking trail where you can see numerous petrified tree trunks as well as the awe-inspiring "Sand Wall." There is also a museum which has a black light rock exhibit. Check out the wildcat cage in the parking area and the wild kangaroo behind the museum.[Will Manuel, 01/07/1997]
Mississippi Petrified Forest
- 124 Forest Park Rd, Flora, MS
- Southwest of town. US Hwy 49 to Peach St., turn west, then immediately turn south onto Petrified Forest Rd.
- Daily 9-6 (Call to verify)
- Adults $7.00