Wedding Rock, Cape Alava

The Wedding Rock Petroglyph Site is located on Ozette Beach on the first rocky headland south of Cape Alava in Olympic National Park. Cape Alava is the westernmost point in the contiguous 48 states (during low tide and walking out to the west side of Tskawahyah Island), however, nearby Cape Flattery and Cape Blanco in southern Oregon are also very close longitudinally. Cape Alava is accessible via a 3-mile (5 km) boardwalk hike from the Ozette ranger station in Olympic National Park. There are more than 40 petroglyphs to be found, including human faces and sea creatures such as killer whales. They are found on the large and small boulders forming a semi-circle around the base of sea cliffs. They were made by the inhabitants of the historical Ozette Village that was about one mile north of Wedding Rock, and most have been determined to be 300 to 500 years old, although some are of more recent origins, such as the petroglyph of a sailing ship from around 1800. Learn more about Wedding Rock here. Click here to download the CoastView app and explore Cape Alava.