State Site May Double in Size
Written by Andrew-Rossi on January 11, 2018
The Wyoming Legislature will consider a proposed bill that would nearly double the size of a state park near Hyattville.
The proposed measure would allow Wyoming to assume control of 52 acres of public land adjacent to Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site in Bighorn County, about 30 miles northwest of Worland. State Parks administrator Dominic Bravo said the park has seen significant growth in recent years and needs more campsites and trails to accommodate the higher volume of visitors. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that the park saw over 34,000 visitors in 2016, and a recent report noted that its 28 campsites are at or near-capacity during summer months.
The site is a nationally registered historic site featuring Native American rock art from 2,000 years ago.