- Number of Sites:
- 50 plus
- 600 feet
- Reservations not accepted.
DescriptionPainted Rocks 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 Rocks Petroglyph Site reverted to the Bureau of Land Management in 1989.
- Vault Toilets
- Cooking Grills
- Fire Rings
- Picnic Tables
NO Drinking Water
A ramada is available for group activities.
During October through April, a Campground Host is on site.
Amenity list above may not be complete.
Location90 miles southwest of Phoenix
20 miles northwest of Gila Bend
- Total Sites:
- 50 plus
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Pet PolicyPets must be restrained or on a leash.
Additional DetailsPainted Rock Petroglyph Site is shown on many Arizona road maps as "Painted Rock State Park."
Currently, there is no public access to Painted Rock Dam or the Lake which is 4.5 miles north of this site.
You may encounter rattlesnakes or other poisonous creatures; watch for them and be careful where you put your hands and feet.