South end of Petrified Forest National Park. The Crystal Forest Trading Post offers free camping if you don't use hookups. Not sure about the toilet/bathroom situation. This very clean and tidy RV park is right at the intersection of Ariz. Route 180 and the south entrance to Petrified Forest National Park, 19 miles southeast of Holbrook. There are about a half-dozen level, gravel pads with 30-amp electric hookups, plus additional space for boondockers. The trading post is next door. Boondocking is free, but hookups cost $10 a night. This would be a pleasant place in the winter season, but would be very hot in the summer. There is no shade anywhere on the park. I saw no time limit posted, but I would assume a few days would be appropriate before taking advantage of the hospitality. A trading post across the street also offers a free stay with a purchase of $20 or more.
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