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Volunteer Recruitment Legend Rock: 

Legend Rock State Archaeology Site is looking for volunteers for this coming summer.  Legend Rock is located 25 miles northwest of Thermopolis and is home to one of the most fascinating rock art sites in the world.  Volunteers can stay for a week, month or all summer.  The site is set up for an RV with electricity, water and sewer and there is also a visitor center that is air conditioned.  Legend Rock is open from May 1 through September 30, 8:00a.m. to 6:00 p.m., seven days a week.  For more information contact Kevin Skates @307-921-2057 or by email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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About Our Site - Legend Rock State Petroglyph Site

Legend Rock State Petroglyph Site is a 400 meters long (1,312 feet) near vertical cliff with more than 92 prehistoric petroglyph panels and over 300 petroglyph figures. While the site is not extensively promoted, Legend Rock is already a world-renowned petroglyph site. Legend Rock has been a sacred site for Native Americans of this region for thousands of years. Local concern for the preservation and protection of the site led to acquisition of the property as a Wyoming State Petroglyph Site in 1973. During the same year, the site was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Legend Rock Petroglyph Site is one of the most fragile in the Wyoming State Parks system.

Legend Rock is located 29 miles northwest of Thermopolis. Completed in 2011, Legend Rock now has a visitor center, interpretative trails, and picnic shelter. During the summer, the visitor's center will be operated by volunteer site hosts.

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March 28, 2017

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COVID-19 Coronavirus
Important Information:

Historic sites are now open with social distancing in place, including a limited number of visitors in some locations. Please call ahead to confirm hours of operation and special guidelines.  




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Site grounds open year-round, weather permitting:

  • May through September, no key required, open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • October through April, key required, can be picked up at State Bath House. Thermpolis Chamber of Commerce and Hot Springs County Museum.



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 Legend Rock State Petroglyph Site
 220 Park St
 Thermopolis, WY 82443

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