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Sanilac Petroglyphs Visitor Information

Season Dates and Hours | Admission and parking | Location | Parking | Amenities | Site Map | Photography | Accessibility | Pets

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.

2024 Season Dates and Hours

Sanilac Petroglyphs Historic State Park is open year-round. The enclosure that protects the petroglyphs is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday, from May 29 through September 1.

Entry to the protective enclosure is available only on the schedule shown above. We encourage you to join a free guided tour to enhance your experience and understanding of this historic site.

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Admission and parking

Admission to the petroglyphs is free; a Recreation Passport is not required for entry to either the park or the historic site. Free parking is available in the park.

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The Sanilac Petroglyphs historic site is located near Cass City in Sanilac Petroglyphs Historic State Park. 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.

Our address is:

8251 Germania Road
Cass City, MI 48726

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While visiting Sanilac Petroglyphs, the following amenities are available:

  • Hiking trail - Please note that the trail floods often - it may be muddy or even impassable at times. Get tips on how to Recreate Responsibly in these conditions.
  • Picnic area
  • Accessible vault toilet at parking lot

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Site map

A map of Sanilac Petroglyphs.

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Personal photography without flash for private use is permitted in the visitor center and on the grounds. Photographs may not be published, sold or otherwise distributed for commercial purposes.

Photography for weddings and other special events is allowed on the grounds during regular open hours with advance permission. Please contact us in advance to schedule a time.

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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. Visitors will first encounter 12 feet of lawn and then reach the trail, which runs approximately 900 feet to the pavilion.

Service animals are always welcomed.

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

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Pets accompanied by and under the control of their human friends are welcome on the grounds of this site. Pets may not enter any building.

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For more information

Please email us at or telephone 989-856-4411.

Updated 6/8/2023