Welcome to John Day Fossil Beds National Monument


To visit all of the units in one day requires quite a bit of driving, as more than 100 slow miles of curving roads separate the fossil beds – it's best to take it easy and spend the night somewhere.

Note that this is a national monument, and no fossil, rock or plant collecting is allowed. Also note that it gets very hot in July and August.


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