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Petroglyph Beach State Historic Site

Grave Street, Wrangell, Alaska
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Type: Beaches & Lakes, Other, and Nature & Gardens
Ages: All Ages
Cost: Free

1 Review for Petroglyph Beach State Historic Site

January 17 2015
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"Wonderful place to learn and play!"

This beach is a popular spot right on the outskirts of Wrangell, AK and if you have a car or a little extra time to walk from the ferry terminal, it's well worth it!

Petroglyphs are highly accessible and a fantastic introduction to the history of the area that is tangible to children.

Tip: If you bring a crayon or two and some paper you can create rubbings from the real glyphs OR the replicas that are on the decking and interpretive area as you enter the site.

There is no staff or bathrooms or structure of any kind other than the decking/stairs to the beach on the site, so it's very primitive. It is however a superb place for a picnic. The parking is really limited and is shared with a residential driveway or two, so be courteous!

Beach-combing is prime here as it seems to have also been a preferred "party" spot -- beach glass is abundant!

Footing can be precarious in some areas - wear rubber boots with good traction. Go at low-tide, so that the most glyphs will be uncovered for optimal viewing.

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