Wyoming Considers Doubling State Park in Bighorns
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The Wyoming Legislature will consider a proposed bill that would nearly double the size of a state park nestled in the western foothills of the Bighorn Mountains.
The proposed measure would allow Wyoming to assume control of 52 acres of public land adjacent to Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site 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 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.