Operating Hours & Seasons

Fossil Butte visitor center

Fossil Butte National Monument visitor center

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Visitor Center Hours:
9 am-5:30 pm
May-September: daily

8 am-4:30 pm
October-November 29: daily, closed Thanksgiving Day
November 30-March 7: Tuesday-Saturday, closed holidays
March 8-April: daily

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, Nature Trail, and scenic drive closes November 1st until the snow melts, usually by late May.

Camping is not available.

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