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Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Chilkoot Lake - Pamela Himsworth Randles

Southeast Region

Petroglyph State Historic Site

Petroglyph State Historic Site


★ ADA Facility - No
★ 7 Acres
★ Boardwalk -


★ Historical features
★ Trails
★ Fishing

Petroglyph Beach in Wrangell has the highest concentration of petroglyphs in the southeast region of Alaska . The beach is a little over a mile out of town, and became a State Historic Park in 2000. At least 40 petroglyphs have been found in the area. The site itself is about 8000 years old. There is an accessible boardwalk to a deck overlooking Petroglyph Beach, the Stikine River and Zimovia Straits. Replicas of several designs are displayed on the deck for visitors to make rubbings on. Access to the beach is provided directly from the deck overlook.

Grave Street, Wrangell

Driving Directions:
1 mile from the ferry terminal

Mission Statement

"The Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation provides outdoor recreation opportunities and conserves and interprets natural, cultural, and historic resources for the use, enjoyment, and welfare of the people."

Accessibility Notice

Division of Parks & Outdoor Recreation

Atwood Building
550 West 7th Avenue
Suite 1380
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone: (907) 269-8700
Fax: (907) 269-8907