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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
2008.
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.

Condition:
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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