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Petroglyph Beach State Historical Site, Wrangell

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  • It's true. They're here at low tide (even mid-tide). Nice signage on the overlook. But the sand fleas bite! Bring repellent. We were there late afternoon and took lots of cool pictures.  more »
  • Walked here from the ferry terminal. You will be able to walk among the petroglyphs in the beach. You will find many varied petroglyphs which is half the fun.  more »
  • Save your energy and walk up Mount Dewey instead. It's a fantastic walk through a pleasant rain forest and ends with a nice view of the town. The petroglyphs on the beach are few and far between and n...  more »
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  • Petroglyph Beach is a short walk from the city of Wrangell. Busses are usually available but not required. The beach is an historical site as there are numerous petroglyphs (rock carvings). These are NOT handicap accessible. The rocks are strewn about the beach and reaching them requires climbing over rough and slippery rocks. The carvings are roughly 6000 years old. There is a mystery to the carvings as they exhibit characters more commonly found in South American carvings. To better view the carvings, lightly sprinkle water over them. It is absolutely worth the effort to see these.
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