Apply Online for the 2014 High Use Season Multi-Day River Permit Lottery
Starting December 1, 2013 through January 31, 2014 , boaters can apply for the lottery for the 2014 high use season multi-day river permits through Recreation.gov. More »
Ely Creek Backcountry Campsites Closed
The Ely Creek backcountry campsites located along the Jones Hole Trail have been closed until further notice due to bear activity in the area. More »
Dinosaur is Bear Country
Many people assume that black bears dwell only in forests or mountains, but numerous sightings over the past few years confirm that black bears inhabitat much of Dinosaur National Monument. Black bears (Ursus americanus) are curious, highly mobile, and adaptable animals, but they're not always black. The fur of a black bear can range from very light to very dark. The adaptability of black bears can lead to conflicts with people as bears can easily learn to associate people with food sources. Keep both yourself, other visitors and the bears safe by abiding by the following guidelines and tips while visiting the park:
Food & Food Storage
Preventing an Encounter
Please report any bear sightings, encounters or incidents to park staff immediately. Call (970) 374-3000.
Did You Know?
Dinosaurs became extinct 65 million years ago, but lizards are still a common sight at Dinosaur National Monument. The small, inquisitive reptiles have endured on Earth for more than 300 million years, far outlasting their giant cousins.