Prescribed Burning in October
Fire crews plan to implement a prescribed burn on approximately 180 acres of monument land starting the week of October 13. This alert banner will be used to communicate whether or not burning is taking place on any given day. More »
NPS Photo by Sheena Grabski
Reptiles are relatively rare in the park. However, the most common area for them is the Barksdale Picnic Area on the eastern side of the park. Western Terrestrial Garter Snakes are common in the summer near the water there.
Did You Know?
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument provides excellent habitat for a variety of mammals including bears, mountain lions, porcupines, ground squirrels, and a small herd of elk.