The Pedra Azul State Park was created in 1991 to protect the natural heritage of the region, and in particular the Pedra Azul (Blue Stone), a granite rock formation reaching a height of 1,822 metres (5,978 ft). The park covers 1,240 hectares (3,100 acres). Temperatures range from about 7.3 to 27.8 °C (45.1 to 82.0 °F). Altitude ranges from 1,250 metres (4,100 ft) at the visitor center to 1,909 metres (6,263 ft) at the peak of Pedra das Flores, the highest point. The park covers parts of the municipalities of Domingos Martins and Vargem Alta. It became part of the Central Atlantic Forest Ecological Corridor, created in 2002.
Lamas, Ivana Reis; Crepaldi, Maria Otávia; Mesquita, Carlos Alberto Bernardo (2015), Uma Rede no Corredor(PDF) (in Portuguese), Conservação Internacional (CI-Brasil), ISBN978-85-98830-28-5, retrieved 2016-10-22