Medicine Lake Wilderness

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Medicine Lake Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Map showing the location of Medicine Lake Wilderness
Map showing the location of Medicine Lake Wilderness
LocationSheridan County, Montana, USA
Nearest cityMiles City, MT
Coordinates48°27′N 104°21′W / 48.450°N 104.350°W / 48.450; -104.350Coordinates: 48°27′N 104°21′W / 48.450°N 104.350°W / 48.450; -104.350
Area11,366 acres (46.00 km2)
Established1976
Governing bodyU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The Medicine Lake Wilderness is located in eastern Montana, in the United States. Preserved to ensure migratory birds have a haven during the spring and fall migrations, the wilderness is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and is within Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge.

U.S. Wilderness Areas do not allow motorized or mechanized vehicles, including bicycles. Although camping and fishing are allowed with proper permit, no roads or buildings are constructed and there is also no logging or mining, in compliance with the 1964 Wilderness Act. Wilderness areas within National Forests and Bureau of Land Management areas also allow hunting in season. No hunting is permitted in this wilderness.

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  • "Medicine Lake Wilderness". The National Wilderness Preservation System. Wilderness.net. Retrieved 2006-08-15.
  • "USGS Capeneys Lake (MT) Topo Map Quad". TopoQuest. Retrieved 2008-06-29.
  • "Wilderness Legislation: The Wilderness Act of 1964". The National Wilderness Preservation System. Wilderness.net. Retrieved 2006-08-15.