Explore a fossiliferous Pliocene-aged site!
Did you know horses evolved in North America? The Hagerman Horse, Equus Simplicidens, was the first true horse but its’ bones most closely resembled Grevy’s zebra bones.
Hagerman is home to over two hundred different species of fossil plants and animals: including Sabertooth Cat, Mastodon, Bear, Camel, Ground Sloth, and many other species. Over 3,000 new fossil fragments are found each year.
Looking for Fossils? Visit our Visitor Center.
Located on Route 30 in Hagerman, ID across from high school, the Visitor Center has real fossils, informational DVD, a discovery corner, and programs.Read More
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We're going live on Facebook to celebrate our 25th Anniversary. Like us on Facebook, ask us questions, or find out the latest events and activities.Read More
Many interesting experiences await you here. Our rangers deliver walks, talks, and conduct activities. Check our schedule and join us for some fun!Read More
What's the weather like?
Hagerman valley is generally sunny, dry, and clear year round. Winters are mild with occasional winter storms, but summers are extremely hot and dry.Read More
Become a Junior Ranger
Enjoy learning new things? Interested in the National Parks? Then become an elite NPS Junior Ranger! Join us today! Ask how you can become a ranger.Read More
Did You Know?
An exciting 195 species of birds have been reported at Hagerman Fossil Beds. With relatively mild temperatures many birds remain at Hagerman during the winter. The Rock Pigeon and Canada Goose can be seen in the waters around Hagerman Valley all year-round.