Operating Hours & Seasons
Visitor Center Hours:
Monument grounds are open sunrise to sunset. The entrance road gate is closed only during severe winter storms. The upper road accessing the picnic area, Chicken Creek Nature Trail (previously Fossil Lake Trail), and scenic drive closes November 1st until the snow melts, usually by late May.
Camping is not available.
Did You Know?
Fossil Butte National Monument preserves only 1% of the Fossil Lake deposits, the smallest of three ancient lakes that make up the famous Green River Formation.