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Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site

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The Medicine Lodge Area consists of 12,100 acres, at an altitude of 4800 ft. It can be reached via Hwy 31 east of Manderson. This lodge was popular for its Indian petroglyphs and pictographs, but when a human habitation site dating back to over 10,000 years ago was found by Dr George Frison in 1969, the site found new fame. The Bighorn Basin area is explained, historically, in part by this finding. Findings at the site include 60 cultural levels, materials and sites including fire pits, grinding stones, and food storage pits. Interpretive signs give you an idea of scientists' explanations of the findings.

There are around 25 camping spots in the Site, with fire grills and picnic tables, for RVs, tents or picnicking. There is also available for use a handicapped accessible concrete sidewalk and fishing paths with turnouts and access to pools in the streams. Located near Hyattville.

Location: Medicine Lodge Site, PO Box 62, Hyattville Wyoming 82428 Telephone 307-469-2234

Other History nearby:
(Big Horn) Bradford Brinton Memorial-Historic Ranch
(Story) Connor Battlefield State Historic Site
(Story) Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site
(Greybull) Greybull Wildlife Museum
(Hyattville) Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site

03/22 Coming to The Hyattville area
Big Horn Mountain Festival Buffalo WY July12-14 Acoustic, Americana, Folk, Old-Timey, Bluegrass & Traditional Music.
Beartrap Summer Festival Casper WY August3-4 Since 1994, the Beartrap Summer Festival has taken place on the meadows of Casper.