Journey with us to a time in our countryï¿½s past where life was hard but hope for a better future was strong. The promise of new life in the west called many families to leave everything familiar behind. Pioneers were seeking a new land of opportunity where one could homestead and raise a family. Stockades became the gathering place of protection for these pioneers during troubled times. Within the stockade walls communities were built and friendships were forged as everyone daily worked together to provide adequate food and clothing for each family. At the close of the day families gathered together to spend time singing hymns and thanking the Lord for another day of safety. Occasionally, special events were celebrated with fiddle music and dancing. The Medicine Lodge Stockade Museum gives you a taste of what life was like in a stockade in the 1870ï¿½s.
Barber State Fishing Lake is located in Northeast Barber County at the north edge of the City of Medicine Lodge. Camping, picnicking, and fishing are allowed throughout the area. Two boat ramps are available for boat launching, and boats are to be used for fishing only. Barber State Fishing Lake contains good populations of largemouth bass, channel catfish, walley, crappie, bluegill, and carp. Channel catfish are stocked yearly to maintain these populations. Anglers should consult information signs or current regulations to obtain up-to-date length and creel limits. The northern 80 acres of the area are open to public hunting. Species available include deer, turkey, quail, dove, waterfowl, and cottontail rabbit. A large furbearer population can also be found on the area.
Casual counter-serve chain for build-your-own sandwiches & salads, with health-conscious options.