Petroglyph Point

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Petroglyph Point—Lava Beds National Monument
Location: Merrill, California
Length of visit: 1 hour
Major draws: Rock art, wildlife, geologic formations
Strenuosity: 1 out of 10
Cost/Fees: $15 per vehicle or America the Beautiful pass
Additional considerations: Portions of cliff face are closed due to vandalism
Description: Numerous petroglyphs dating primarily from 4,500 to 2,500 years ago when Tule Lake was high enough that carvers had to access the cliff by boat.  Holy volcanic tuff cliff face provides many nesting sites for birds.

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