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Painted Rock Petroglyph Site, Gila Bend

#84 of 155 in Wildlife in Arizona
Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
The Painted Rock Petroglyph Site is a collection of hundreds of ancient petroglyphs near the town of Theba, Arizona, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. The site is operated and maintained by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and includes an improved campground as well as an informative walking trail showcasing the petroglyphs.
Prior to 1989, the site was part of Painted Rock State Park, which included camping facilities on the nearby Painted Rock Reservoir, referred to as the "Lake Unit". When the state turned control of the park over to the BLM in 1989, the Lake Unit was closed due to concerns over pollutants in the Gila River and is not maintained by the BLM. Currently, there is no public access to Painted Rock Dam or the Lake Unit.
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  • Small site with lots of petroglyphs. Pets not permitted in petroglyph area. BLM campground next to the site, Small entrance fee.  more »
  • When we arrived we parked and read what was read on the panels. Then we went to the Petroglyphs. Many people have passed by this place in the last 12 000 years and more are save. The O people have....  more »

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