Rosebud Battlefield State Park

Rosebud Battlefield State Park


Location:25 miles east of Crow Agency on US 212, 20 miles south on Secondary 314, then 3 miles west on county road.
Facilities:Picnic area, vault toilet, interpretive displays.
Activities:Hiking, bicycling, wildlife viewing.
Special Features:Battlefield is the site of the June 17, 1876 battle in which the Sioux and Cheyenne fought General George Crook's soldiers. This was one of the most intense battles ever waged between Native Americans and the US Army, setting the stage for the Battle of Little Bighorn that would occur eight days later.
Address:PO Box 1630
Miles City, MT 59301

Phone:406-234-0900
Web: fwp.mt.gov/lands/site_283981.aspx
Size: 3,055 acres. Elevation: 4,337 feet.

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Rosebud Battlefield State Park, near Crow Agency, (406) 232-0900.
We drove past the lights of the mines at Decker, past long lines of coal-filled boxcars at rail sidings, past the now-dammed Tongue River where Crook had camped, and then past the sign marking the entrance for Rosebud Battlefield State Park. About the time we passed the turnoff to the park, the land began a transformation from dusty brown range to mixed grassland and forest.