Palmetto Wash Petroglyphs

Palmetto Wash Petroglyphs
Palmetto Wash Petroglyphs

Over the years, I have visited this small petroglyph site many times. Just off of NV-266, it makes for a nice spot to take a break from driving.

During a recent visit with my family, we were saddened to find some drill holes have been made into the volcanic rock adjacent to some of the ancient petroglyph panels. What a shame! Reports are that the drill holes were done by a university to take core samples to study volcanic rock. It was careless and a federal crime. I hope whoever caused the damage faces some punishment and restitution so repair work can be done.

Palmetto Wash Petroglyphs

Below are photos from various visits I’ve made to the site over the years. I first documented the drill holes in late 2015.