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.
Open all year
1141 Hwy. 7
Latitude/Longitude: (46.04550 / -104.45839)
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Medicine Rocks State Park
c/o Makoshika State Park
1301 Snyder Avenue
Glendive, MT 59330
"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.
Weathering has given the soft sandstone rock formations a Swiss cheese look providing a unique landscape filled with meaning and serenity. Visitors can witness thousands of inscriptions on the sandstone pillars dating back centuries.
Visitors 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.
This unique park is 330 acres in size and is at an elevation of 3,379 feet.
There are 12 campsites.
- RV Camping
- Tent Camping
- Wildlife Viewing
Services and Amenities Available
- Grills/Fire Rings
- Pets Allowed
- Picnic Shelter
- Toilets (Vault)