Medicine Lake Travel Guide

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Medicine Lake Overview

Medicine Lake is a tiny town of about 240 (down 9% since 2000) located along Montana Highway 16 in Sheridan County in Northeast Montana, between Culbertson and Plentywood. Nearby is the Medicine Lake National Wildlife Refuge, and Two Medicine Lake. Medicine Lake was established in the early 1900s with a post office opening in 1906. Early settle Edward Stubban named the town Flandrem after his hometown in Norway. In 1910 the Great Northern Railroad built its tracks two miles south of the town so the town moved to the railroad and changed its name to Medicine Lake in honor of the nearby lake the Assiniboine Indians called "medicine water". People come to Medicine Lake from all over the world to see the resident and migratory birds at the nearby wildlife refuge. Medicine Lake has a nice little historic district with a few buildings of historical and/or architectural interest (including the oldest hotel in the county). There is one location in Medicine Lake listed in the National Register of Historic Places.