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Independence Rock

Casper, Wyoming
County of Natrona.
60 miles southwest of Casper on Wyoming 220
National Register Number: 66000757
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Landscape - natural feature. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: WY- at-Large Certified Local Government: YES
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: State park. 307-577-5150..

Statement of Significance (as of designation - January 20, 1961):
Independence Rock is a well-known natural landmark on the Oregon Trail, 1900 feet long and 850 feet wide. Numerous travelers painted, carved, or wrote their names on its surface over the years.

The state park is in generally good condition. The NHL continues to face threats from overuse and vandalism. Lichen growth threatens a number of the inscriptions.

There are no changes since the last report.

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