Frequently Asked Questions
Can I dig and keep fossils from the national monument?
What happens to the fossils found in the monument?
Is there any place I can go and dig my own fossils?
Where can I see fossils?
Can my dog go hiking with me?
Is camping allowed in the monument?
Should I worry about rattlesnakes while hiking?
What about ticks?
All objects in the monument, rocks, fossils, artifacts, plants, and wildlife must be left in place and undisturbed so others may enjoy them. This protection is not only the law, it is a matter of good citizenship and consideration of others.
Did You Know?
Approximately 300 elk winter in Fossil Butte National Monument and are often visible from the visitor center.