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Petroglyph Beach State Historic Site

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surprising find

This is accessible on foot from the Stikine Inn. Very interesting place but it could be better kept... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Annecy, France
Good way to spend a hour

Easy walk to the beach. Nice enough way to spend a hour or so while in Wrangell. Petroglyphs are... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Lynne C
Austin, Texas
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This beach features petroglyphs, carved symbols in rocks by ancient Native inhabitants.
5th Avenue, Wrangell, AK 99929
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is accessible on foot from the Stikine Inn. Very interesting place but it could be better kept up.

Thank Lorraine2010
Reviewed 16 September 2018

This was a shore excursion that was well worth it. Our guide was fantastic. The glyphs are amazing. Considering how old they are and the erosion you can see them, some better than others, I would recommend this to anyone that likes history and native...More

Thank 358rainyk
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Easy walk to the beach. Nice enough way to spend a hour or so while in Wrangell. Petroglyphs are fun to find.

Thank Lynne C
Reviewed 25 August 2018

This is a very cool place. Before the trip we looked up low tides so we could visit at the best time. The info we googled got us there very easily. We found pouring a bit of water on the petroglyph made them much easier...More

Thank fiddlestogo
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Looking for petroglyphs at low tide on a shale and rocky beach is like a treasure hunt. They are there to be found, but time has eroded the etchings a bit. Still I have taken away numerous photos and enjoyed the history.

Thank njralston
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Free and good fun to climb on the giant rocks along the beach and try to find some of the 28 Petroglyphs left behind thousands of years ago by the native population. Worth the visit.

Thank rellis
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We had the opportunity to visit the beach. Unfortunately, we went close to high tide and did not see all the petroglyphs but the several we saw were very cool. Worth the time just to wonder and try to grasp what it too to make...More

Thank Sheila C
Reviewed 20 July 2018

The petroglyphs are best seen at low tide. But at low or high tide the beach offers a serene, peaceful walk.

Thank Jaqui2001
Reviewed 17 July 2018

We were in Wrangell for a few days, so this was a little walking trip to keep us busy. It is interesting and the fact that it is right on the beach makes it nicer.

1  Thank Rhodymom2012
Reviewed 15 July 2018

This beach is loaded with petroglyphs. It is fun to hike around the rocks to find these treasures. What is nice about it is that you can go right up to them and even touch them, even though they are hundreds of years old. Good...More

Thank roziet4422
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