Sanilac Petroglyphs Historic State Park

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Sanilac Petroglyphs Historic State Park


Location:In Sanilac County, off Germania Road in Ubly, near Bad Axe.
Facilities:Self-guided trail.
Activities:Hiking, cross-country skiing.
Special Features:Etched into a sandstone outcrop by Native American artists 300 to 1,000 years ago, the carvings depict panthers, deer, an archer, and more. They were discovered after forest fires swept the Lower Peninsula in 1881 and are the only known ancient petroglyphs in Michigan. They are very fragile and are available for viewing only via a use permit. The area containing the petroglyphic rock is fenced and is generally closed to the public, but the trail is open year round.
Address:c/o Sleeper State Park
6573 State Park Rd
Caseville, MI 48725

Phone:989-856-4411
Web: www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails/ParksandTrailsInfo.aspx?id=490
Size: 240 acres.

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Earlier this year, Michigan Department of Natural Resources staff at Sanilac Petroglyphs Historic State Park discovered that vandals had broken in and carved three images on the rock that holds carvings made hundreds of years ago.
The Sanilac Petroglyphs are one of the most important connections we have to our past within the region, said Tribal Chief Frank Cloutier of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan.
The DNR and the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan ask that anyone with information concerning the individuals who defaced the Sanilac Petroglyphs call or text the DNR Report All Poaching (RAP) hotline at 800-292-7800.