• The Agate Fossil Hills where mammal fossils were excavated in the early 1900's

    Agate Fossil Beds

    National Monument Nebraska

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Support Your Park

volunteer demonstrating drum making
Volunteers help support the parks in many ways.  This volunteer is demonstrating drum making.


There are many different ways to support this very special place. One of the easiest and most rewarding is to volunteer. Each year people across the country donate millions of hours to protect and preserve our National Parks. Interested? Just contact the park at 308-436-9790 or aj_legault@nps.gov If you are interested in volunteering at another park go to: http://www.nps.gov/volunteer

Volunteer opportunities with all federal agencies are available at http://www.volunteer.gov/gov/


You can also show your support by making a donation directly to the National Monument.

Cooperating Association

The Oregon Trail Museum Association (OTMA) is a non-profit organization which operates the bookstores at Agate Fossil Beds National Monument and Scotts Bluff National Monument. Each year the Association donates a major portion of their profits to the monuments, which assists in interpreting the human and natural history of this area to visitors.

Since 1956, OTMA has continually provided support services for both Agate Fossil Beds National Monument and Scotts Bluff National Monument.

Interagency Pass Program

The Interagency Pass Program combines the benefits of existing recreation passes from five Federal agencies into one comprehensive pass. For additional information or to purchase a pass go to http://www.nps.gov/fees_passes.htm or stop by any National Park Site or other federal land agencies that charges an entrance fee.

Did You Know?

Picture of the Agate Springs Ranch taken in 1898.

The name, Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, came from the name of James Cook’s Agate Springs Ranch. Travelers to the ranch would say that they were going to Agate. The agate in the area is of a moss agate type, but is not a reason why the park was established. More...