Saturday, March 28, 2015

Painted Rock Petroglyph CG - 03/28/15 - Gila Bend, AZ

Saturday – March 28, 2015
Painted Rock Petroglyph Campground
Gila Bend, Arizona

Painted Rock Petroglyph Site, approximately 90 miles southwest of Phoenix, Arizona, provides visitors the opportunity to view an ancient archaeological site containing hundreds of symbolic and artistic rock etchings, or "petroglyphs," produced centuries ago by prehistoric peoples. There are also inscriptions made by people who passed through during historic times. Many well- known events in Arizona history occurred near the Petroglyph Site, including the expedition of Juan Bautista de Anza that founded San Francisco, the Mormon Battalion and the Butterfield Overland Mail. Formerly a unit of the Arizona State Park system, jurisdiction of Painted Rock Petroglyph Site reverted to the Bureau of Land Management in 1989.

Camping Fee: $8.00 (50% discount with Golden Age Pass)
Camping Site: 12

Total miles traveled today:
Route Traveled:
South on San Diego County Highway S3
East on California Highway 78
South on California Highway 86/78 (78 continues south with 86 for a few miles)
East on California Highway 78
East on Interstate 8
North on Painted Rock Dam Road
West on Rock Point Road to Painted Rock Petroglyph Campground

Tomorrow another adventure begins.

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