Meadowlark Lake Observation Point

The Meadowlark Lake Observation Point sits along the Cloud Peak Skyway.  Stop and read the interpretive signs and view the beautiful scenery.

Company 841

Below you are the waters of Meadowlark Lake, a popular recreation area on the Bighorn National Forest.

Meadowlark Lake was created by the construction of a dam built by Company 841 of the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1936.  From April 1934, when the CCC was first organized, until 1942, the Corps completed projects that included campgrounds, roads, bridges, dams, trails, ranger stations, and fire lookouts.  They also fought fires, helped control erosion, and planted trees.

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Restrictions: No Camping, Pack It In, Pack It Out
Closest Towns: Ten Sleep, WY
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Powder River Ranger District

General Information


From Ten Sleep, WY, take Hwy 16 east for about 21 miles. Pull out is on the right side of the road overlooking Meadowlark Lake.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Interpretive Areas

Scenic Driving

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities



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