• Massive petrified redwood stumps

    Florissant Fossil Beds

    National Monument Colorado

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Support Our Friends Group


Your donations make a real difference in directly helping the parks!

Join the Friends:
The Friends are currently seeking Board members, as well as a treasurer, membership chairperson (who don't have to be Board members), and secretary. Volunteers for special events are always needed. For more information on volunteering for the Friends, contact Sally Maertens at smaertens@fossilbeds.org.

Volunteering for the Friends and/or the Monument is a rewarding way to contribute your time and skills to help the park. There are a variety of opportunities to suit anyone's interests and skills.

Make a donation:
The Friends of Florissant Fossil Beds welcome and greatly appreciate donations, which can be made by mail to the address below or in person when visiting the Monument. T-shirts, mugs, and other items are available at the visitor center for donations of various amounts. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Please make your check payable to:

Friends of the Florissant Fossil Beds, Inc.
P.O. Box 851
Florissant, CO 80816

To learn more about our Friends group please visit their website at www.fossilbeds.org.

Friends of the Fossil Beds

Did You Know?


Fossil mammals are rare from the Florissant fossil beds, but a mountain mole was recently discovered, making it the oldest record in North America.