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More than 10,000 years of rich, cultural history thrives at Medicine Lodge amongst the endless outdoor recreation opportunities. Wildlife viewing and opportunities for adventure are amongst the best in the state.


Medicine Lodge Archaeological SIte Kid's Outdoor Day, Aug. 24


August 7, 2019       

Contact: Medicine Lodge, 307-469-2234

            Youth from across the Bighorn Basin are invited to the upcoming Medicine Lodge Kids Outdoor Day - an exciting and fun filled day of outdoor activities for kids Aug. 24 at Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site in Hyattville.  

            “This is a great opportunity for kids to get outside, have fun and learn a new outdoor skill,” said Tara Hodges, information and education specialist with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.  “ Pre-registration is required and those that register by Aug. 7 will receive a free t-shirt and water bottle. To ensure a quality experience space is limited so we encourage participants to register soon.” 

            Participants will be divided into age groups, then rotate through six activity stations.   Children ages 8-10 will practice archery, cast fishing poles, shoot air rifles and learn about rockhounding, basic camping skills and macro invertebrates.   Kids ages 11-12 will learn how to use a GPS, shoot .22 rifles, pan for gold, throw atl atls and dig for artifacts.   Ages 13 and over will sharpen their shotgun skills, practice on a ropes course, cast fly rods, learn about birding and investigate a wildlife crime scene with professionals from the Wyoming Game and Fish Forensics Lab in Laramie.  

            Once again, the Little Explorers tent will offer children ages 7 and under an opportunity to participate in activities accompanied by a parent that include nature bingo, making animal tracks, fish painting and much more. The Little Explorers tent will be open 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

            The event, co-sponsored by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and Wyoming State Parks, will take place at Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site in Hyattville. Participants should be prepared to spend the entire day outdoors, bring plenty of drinking water and sunscreen and wear comfortable, close-toed shoes.  Lunch will be provided.  

            Check-in on the day of the event is between 7:30 - 8:15 a.m.; activities will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude by 3:30 p.m.  Registration forms can be downloaded from the Game and Fish website or obtained by contacting the Cody Game and Fish office at 307-527-7125 or Medicine Lodge State Archaeological Site at 307-469-2234.  A $15.00 fee is due at time of registration.  Space is limited to 24 participants per age group and will be filled on a first registration basis.

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 4800 Co Rd 52
 Hyattville, WY 82428

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