Near Buffalo, Wyoming
Dry Creek Petrified Tree Environmental Education Area does not offer reservations through Recreation.gov. Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!
The Dry Creek Petrified Tree Environmental Education Area is located about 13 miles east of Buffalo, Wyoming. The site offers visitors an opportunity to discover the history of the northeastern Wyoming landscape. About 60 million years ago these red sage hills and sagebrush country were a jungle-like swamp with towering Metasequoia trees. Many of these trees still exist as petrified wood.
A 0.8 mile interpretive loop trail winds its way through portions of remnant petrified trees. A shelter with picnic tables and vault toilets are available. Backcountry camping is allowed in the recreation area, outside of the fenced in trail and picnic area.