Cullowhee, North Carolina: Judaculla Rock

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Address:
Judaculla Rd, Cullowhee, NC
Directions:
From US 74, take Exit 85 to Business Route 23 through Sylva. Stay on 23 1.3 miles to NC 107, then turn left onto 107. Drive 8 miles south on 107 and take a left onto Caney Fork Road, County Road 1737. Go 2.5 miles then turn left onto a gravel road and drive 0.45 mile. Look for rock and viewing platform on the right, parking is on the left.
Hours:
Sunrise to dusk. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Admission:
Free.
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Judaculla Rock

Judaculla Rock

Cryptic carvings and symbols on a soapstone boulder. The largest petroglyph mass in the eastern U.S., and a classic vintage postcard image.

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Judaculla Rock.

Judaculla Rock

2.5 miles down on left. Pass Peach Tree St., turn left on 1741, cross bridge and rock is just around the corner on the right.

[CJ, 12/30/2020]

Judaculla Rock.

Judaculla Rock - Mysterious Petroglyphs

Petroglyphs on a rock in a private residence's field. Very unusual. Obviously old! Beautiful drive to get there!

Judaculla Rock, a large soapstone boulder, is covered in carved circles, lines, cupules, crosses, anthropomorphs, and other shapes. Long grooved lines, referred to as rills or "power lines," interconnect the symbols.

There are no restrooms, water fountains, or other such amenities. You'll only find the rock and a wooden viewing platform.

[lee shealy, 07/14/2010]

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