Sanilac Petroglyphs Visitor Information

Location | Admission | Dates & Hours | Special Events | How Much Time? | Accessibility | More Info


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8251 Germania Road
Cass City, MI 48726

Please note: The above is not a mailing address.


The Sanilac Petroglyphs historic site is located near Cass City. Take M-53 to Bay City-Forestville Road and proceed east to Germania Road. Head south one-half mile on Germania; the site is on the west side of the road.


Admission to the Sanilac Petroglyphs is free.

2018 Season Dates and Hours

The Sanilac Petroglyphs Historic Site is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 25 to September 2. It will be open for regular hours on Wednesday, July 4.

Two bonus days to view the petroglyphs: The Sanilac Petroglyphs Historic Site will be open Monday, May 28 (Memorial Day), and Monday, September 3 (Labor Day), from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Special Events

We invite you to explore our online calendar, where you'll find all Michigan History Center events throughout the state.

How Much Time?

Please allow two hours to tour the Sanilac Petroglyphs. Attractions include the petroglyphs and a mile-long, self-guided walking trail featuring peaceful forests, the remains of a 19th-century logging camp and a 110-year-old white pine. Group tours are available by advance reservation. See a map of the site.

Pets: Pets accompanied by and under the control of their human friends are welcomed on the grounds of this site. Pets may not enter any building. For further information, please refer to the DNR web page, Pets in State Park Campgrounds.


A spaciously wide layer of crushed limestone on the trail connecting the parking lot and the archaeological site has the feel and functionality of concrete, providing greater accessibility for people with mobility impairments. Visitors will first encounter 12 feet of lawn and then reach the trail, which runs approximately 900 feet to the pavilion.

Thanks to a Thumb Area Boy Scout troop, two benches offer visitors a place to rest along the hiking trail.

For More Information

Send us an e-mail or telephone 989-856-4411.

Find out about college internship opportunities that may be available at this historic site.

Updated 04/18/2018