• View of the Monument across the Snake River

    Hagerman Fossil Beds

    National Monument Idaho

Laws & Policies

As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park.

It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. As a starting point, please visit our state’s website. Idaho

Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances.

Did You Know?

Horse fossil removed during the 1929 excavation of the Fossil Beds.

The Smithsonian began excavating the Fossil Beds in 1929. J.W. Gidley conducted the first excavation. Altogether they conducted 4 major excavations of the area.