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Medicine Lodge Lake Campground

Elevation: 9,300 Feet (2899.0 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Days
Maximum RV Size: 55 Feet (17.1 Meters) Rough road!
Number of Sites: 8
Reservation Remarks: First come, first served
Reservation Status: Not Accepted


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General Description

Fee site, two tent sites, six campsites (tent/auto/trailer), toilets, drinking water, fireplaces - no wood available, tables, no trailer disposal hookup, boat ramp. Caution! The road to this area is rough.

Fishing opportunities are abundant. Rainbow trout can be found in Upper and Lower Medicine Lodge Lakes and Upper and Lower Paintrock Lakes.

A short distance north is Edelman Trailhead, which leads to numerous lakes and trails in Cloud Peak Wilderness Area. To the south are two trails. 059 goes east into the Wilderness Area and 116 goes south and joins with other trails.

Directions from Shell: 17 miles northeast of Shell, on US Highway 14, then 20 miles south on Forest Road 17.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: July through Mid-September . Limited Services: Mid-September through November (NOTE: No water, trash.) . Services Limited (no water, trash): Mid-September through November .



Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping, Single Unit Call for Current Fee Drinking water available (hand



Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Long way on a tough winding dirt road. Worth every mile (25). Fishing is very good - particularly for brook & rainbow. take any royal wuff, coachman or hopper.
Conditions: Very good weather - just luck - early Sept.
Water Availability: Plenty of H2O



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Other Watercraft Launch site available
Yes
ICON RV Camping 6 sites
Yes
ICON Tent Camping 8 sites
Yes
ICON Camping Medicine Lodge Lake Campground
Yes
ICON Fishing Rainbow trout
Yes
ICON Canoeing Launch site available
Yes



Nearby Services

Emergency: Big Horn County Sheriff (County bull, then south 8 mi. to Basin. 420 W. C.) Directions: Travel 24.5 mi. north on Forest Road 17, then west

Gas Station: Dirty Annie (Private - Profit) Directions: Travel 24.5 mi. north on Forest Road 17, then west

Groceries: Ron's Food Farm (Private - Profit ybull, then north .5 mi. on Hwy 310.) Directions: Travel 24.5 mi. north on Forest Road 17, then west

Nearest Hospital: North Big Horn Hospital (County ybull, then north 33 mi. on Hwy 310 to Lovell. 1115 Lane 12.) Directions: Travel 24.5 mi. north on Forest Road 17, then west

Nearest Pay Phone: Wagon Wheel Restaurant (Private - Profit) Directions: Travel 24.5 mi. north on Forest Road 17, then west



Related Activities
Lower Paintrock Lake Campground - Fee area, four campsites (tent/auto/trailer), drinking water, toilets, fireplaces - uncut wood available, tables, no trailer disposal hookups. Caution! The road to this area is rough.

Upper Paintrock Lake Campground - Four tent sites, drinking water, toilets, fireplaces, tables, no trailer dump. Caution! The road to this area is rough.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Wyoming Business Council Tourism Office, Frank Norris Jr. Travel Center, I-25 & College Drive , Cheyenne, WY, 82002-0660, Phone: 307-777-7777, Fax: 307-777-6472

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