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About - Medicine Lodge

Description:

More than 10,000 years of rich, cultural history thrives at Medicine Lodge amongst the endless outdoor recreation opportunities. Wildlife viewing and opportunities for adventure are amongst the best in the state.


History:

The area which is now Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site has been continuously occupied for more than 10,000 years. Homesteaded in 1881 by Byron F. Wickwire, Medicine Lodge was originally a working cattle ranch. The ranch was purchased in 1972 by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department which created the 12,000 acre Medicine Lodge Wildlife Habitat Management Area.

In 1973, a portion of the habitat management area was developed into Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site where cultural history and recreational access continues today.

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Site Status

 

Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site is open year-round with well-maintained access to the park no matter the conditions.

Visitor Center is closed seasonally from October 31st through April 30th. Call ahead prior to your visit to arrange to have the center unlocked.

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Hours

 
  • The park is open daily from 6:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
  • Park Headquarters Hours: 7:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., year-round
  • Visitor Center is closed seasonally from October 31st through April 30th. Call ahead prior to your visit to arrange to have the center unlocked.

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