Writing Rock State Historic Site

48.293112, -103.775054

Writing Rock State Historic Site: The larger of two granite boulders measures four and one-half feet high and four feet wide.
Writing Rock State Historic Site
14.5 miles north and east,
Grenora ND 58801
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Granite boulders inscribed with thunderbird figures are preserved at Writing Rock State Historic Site. Thunderbirds, mythological creatures responsible for lightning and thunder, are central to stories told by Algonquian and Siouan-speaking tribes. The design appears on prehistoric artifacts such as shell and bone pendants and pottery, as well as on rock art. Most of these artifacts on the northern plains date from A.D. 1000 to A.D. 1700. 

The site includes a picnic area, restrooms, on-site parking, and limited ADA accessibility.

All Features

  • Open Year 'Round
Cost of Admission
  • Admission
Event Category
  • Geocaching
General Information
  • Hours of Operation
    Dawn to dusk