Montana State Parks :: Medicine Rocks
Enjoy photography, hiking and wildlife viewing at Medicine Rocks. As the name implies it was a place of “big medicine” where Indian hunting parties gathered.
HOURS & LOCATION
Open year-round. Day use hours: 7 am – 10 pm.
Open year-round. Campsites are on a first come first serve basis.
1141 Hwy. 7
Latitude/Longitude: (46.04550 / -104.45839)
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MEET THE PARK MANAGER
Chris Dantic is the park manager at Medicine Rocks State Park. He began his career with Montana State Parks in 2003. He has worked at Chief Plenty Coups, First Peoples Buffalo Jump, Giant Springs, Sluice Boxes, Tower Rock and Smith River State Parks. Chris has a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Oregon University in History. He also has responsibility for Makoshika, Brush Lake and Pirogue Island State Parks.
Help celebrate Medicine Rocks State Park’s 60th Anniversary at the Dino Shindig! July 29 & 30 Schedule of Events.
“As fantastically beautiful a place as I have ever seen,” said one of its first tourists in the late 1800s, a young rancher named Teddy Roosevelt. Medicine Rocks State Park is a treasure—full of history, culture and unique topography—and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Weathering has given the soft sandstone rock formations a Swiss cheese look providing a fascinating landscape filled with meaning and serenity. Visitors can witness thousands of inscriptions on the sandstone pillars dating back centuries.
Enjoy photography, hiking, biking, wildlife viewing, picnicking and camping in this remote state park.
The park is also a haven for mule deer, antelope, woodhouse’s toads, and sharp tailed grouse.
There are 12 campsites that are available on a first come, first served basis.
Park size 330 acres. Elevation: 3,379 feet.
- RV Camping
- Tent Camping
- Wildlife Viewing
Some amenities are seasonal. Check with the park for availability.
- Grills/Fire Rings
- Pets Allowed
- Picnic Shelter
- Toilets (Vault)