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Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS)
National Association Of State Park Directors
Wyoming State Parks
Historic Sites & Trails
Barrett Building, 4th floor
2301 Central Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002
(307) 777-6323

Medicine Lodge Archaeological Site


Camping at Medicine Lodge Archaeological Site

Reservable: 3 *
Non-reservable: 22 *
Tent: 0 *
Total: 25 *
Hookups (electrical/water): 0 *
* Does not indicate availability

Campground Maps
Medicine Lodge Campground


Bird Watching Campsites*
Drinking Water Fishing
Fishing Pier ADA Group Picnic Shelter
Historical Features Horse Facility
Horseback Riding Hunting
Mountain Biking Overlooks
Petroglyphs Picnic Area
Playground Research Library
Restrooms Stream Fishing
Tent ADA Trails
Trails ADA Visitor Center
Wildlife Viewing

* Please call the individual site for questions regarding RV length limits.


Overnight Camping
• night - $6.00
•annual camping permit - $40.00
•annual, additional vehicle - $7.00

Overnight Camping
• night - $11.00



"Flooding at Med Lodge this weekend. The early alert system is helping as you can see they set up equipment and sandbags to help alleviate damage.

This is same area as last year."

-- Domenic Bravo, Administrator Division of State Parks, Historic Sites, & Trails

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About Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site

Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site is located on the western slope of the Big Horn Mountains in northern Wyoming. Take Highway 16/20 to Manderson and turn onto State Route 31. Travel 21 miles to Cold Springs Road, then County Road 52 and follow the signs to the park. From Tensleep, take the lower Nowood road to Hyattville, and then follow Cold Springs Road to County road 52.

Medicine Lodge is home to a large sandstone cliff that displays hundreds of Native American petroglyphs and pictographs. This rock art is directly associated with the human habitation of this site dating back more than 10,000 years. Information about the archaeological digs and further research of this site can be found in our visitor center and library.

Approximately 27 individual campsites with picnic tables and fire rings are available for RV’s, tent camping, or picnicking. All sites are close to vault toilets and potable water hydrants. A reservation-only group area and shelter is available to accommodate special events and large groups.

Wildlife is abundant at Medicine Lodge and the tens of thousands of acres of adjoining public land. Elk, Deer, Moose, and Mountain Lion all live here as well as an abundance of small mammals and more than 100 species of birds. Medicine Lodge Creek is an outstanding brown trout fishery.

Medicine Lodge serves as a great base camp and trailhead for access to hundreds of miles of trails for horseback riding. Public corrals are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Several developed nature trails offer visitors fun, self-guided activities for all ages. A universally accessible sidewalk follows Medicine Lodge Creek and offers turnouts for access to pools in the stream.