21605 N.7th Avenue, Phoenix Arizona 85027
602 580-5500 Fax 623 580-5580
Located 90 miles southwest of Phoenix, Painted Rocks Petroglyph Site provides visitors the opportunity to view an ancient archaeological site containing hundreds of symbolic and artistic rock etchings, or "petroglyphs," created centuries ago. The site also features inscriptions made by people who passed through during historic times.
Many famous historical events occurred near the Petroglyph Site, including the expedition of Juan Bautista de Anza that founded San Francisco, the Mormon Battalion, and the Butterfield Overland Mail. The Petroglyph Site is .6 miles west of Painted Rock Dam Road on Rocky Point Road. Facilities include picnic tables, barbeque grills, steel fire rings and a vault toilet for picnicking and primitive camping. A ramada is available for group activities. There is no drinking water, trailer hook-ups or dump stations provided. Facilities are available nearby in Gila Bend. The campground host is on site October through April.
Other Sports and Sporting Events nearby:
(Phoenix) America West Arena
(Tempe) Arizona Cardinals NFL Football
(Scottsdale) Arizona Desert Mountain Jeep Tours
(Phoenix) Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball
(Phoenix) Arizona Flycasters Club
(Phoenix) Arizona Foothills Volleyball Club
04/13 Coming to The Phoenix area
National Festival of the West Scottsdale AZ March21-24 Nation Festival of the West is the country's largest celebration of the Old West and the American Cowboy.
Arizona Renaissance Festival Apache Junction AZ March30-31 In addition to village street and pathway events, the Festival has twelve stages of ongoing shows performing every half-hour. From the daily opening ceremony to the closing cannon shot, every Festival minute and every Festival acre is filled with mirth, merriment and marketplace exhibitions.
Marana Main Street Festival Marana AZ April6 Located downtown at Marana Main Street and Civic Center Drive, between the Marana Municipal Complex and the Marana Health Center. There will be:
Concert (Saturday night),
Pancake breakfast (Sunday), and
RV boondocking (Friday-Sunday).
10th Annual Polish Festival Phoenix AZ April13-14 Authentic Polish food, beef, raffle, live entertainment, fun activities for kids.
Prickly Pear Festival Superior AZ August24 The historic copper mining town of Superior hosts a new prickly pear festival featuring a morning “how to pick and juice ‘em” class by Jean Groen.