Medicine Lodge Lake Campground

Area Status: Closed

Medicine Lodge Lake Campground is located in a remote setting on the shores of Upper Medicine Lodge Lake. Nearby trailheads offer access to the Cloud Peak Wilderness. 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open to self-supported camping, no water or trash collection
Reservations: Reservations are not accepted. All campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Fees: $16 per night.  Additional vehicle $9. Limit 2 vehicles per site and 8 people per site.  Double site (site #11): $16 for 1-8, $32 for 9-16.
Open Season: June - Labor Day
Usage: Light
Restrictions: 14 day stay limit
Closest Towns: Shell, WY
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Concessionaire: Gallatin Canyon Campgrounds
Information Center: Host resides onsite, Medicine Wheel Ranger District

General Information


From Shell, WY, travel east on Hwy 14 for about 17 miles, then turn south onto Forest System Road (FSR) 17 for another  24.5 miles.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 13 total sites (12 single sites, 1 double site)
No. of Accessible sites 13 sites with accessible furnishings

Lake and Pond Fishing

Recreation Areas

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