Medicine Rocks State Park

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Medicine Rocks State Park

Montana

(406) 234-0900

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Overview

As the name implies, Medicine Rocks was a place of "big medicine" where Indian hunting parties conjured up magical spirits. Weathering has given the soft sandstone rock formations a Swiss-cheese look providing a unique landscape filled with greater meaning and serenity. You'll enjoy photography, hiking, and wildlife viewing in this remote and primitive site. Millions of years ago, a gentle freshwater river flowed through this country, cutting a path from today's Miles City southeast into an estuary of a prehistoric sea near what is now Camp Crook, in northwestern South Dakota. The river may have looked much like a larger version of today's Missouri as it moved across the landscape, depositing sandbars over a five-mile-wide swath. It's a place where visitors can imagine other-worldly voices in the sound of wind sighing through pine boughs and floating among cathedral-like rocks. In an increasingly noisy and jarring world of car alarms, diesel engines, and blaring TVs, Medicine Rocks State Park in eastern Montana's Carter County still speaks in the hushed tones of ancient times.

Map of Medicine Rocks (MT)

Latitude, Longitude: 46.044880, -104.475517

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Activities

  • Bicycling

    Explore the park by bike on roads and designated trails.

  • Camping

    Both primitive campsites and tent/RV sites are available. A water pump and vault toilets are also provided.

  • Hiking

    A three-quarter of a mile interpretive trail allows visitors to explore the park by foot.

  • Picnicking

    An unsheltered picnic area provides visitors with tables, grills, and fire rings. Please pack out all trash

  • RVing

    RV sites are available, but there are no hookups.

Directions

Driving

25 miles south of Baker on Montana 7, mile post 10, then one mile west on County Road.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(406) 234-0900

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