Flora, Mississippi: Mississippi Petrified Forest

The only petrified forest east of the Mississippi, plus black light rocks.

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Mississippi Petrified Forest

The Mississippi Petrified Forest was a nice nature walk, even though it was more like a few petrified logs mixed in with the forest. The kids had fun panning for gems. It was a nice get-out-of-the-house trip.

[wallflowerone, 06/20/2010]
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]

Petrified wood.

Mississippi Petrified Forest

I was in Jackson, MS for training and just had to go. What a great place.

[Kenneth Coutch, 10/30/2008]
Mississippi Petrified Forest

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
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