Phones out of order
The JODA main line and the visitor center line are both not working properly. Click the More link to email visitor services until the phone issue is resolved. More »
Changes to Visitor Service Due to Sequestration
Due to mandatory, across-the-board budget cuts, some visitor services in this park have changed. Please check the Plan Your Visit section for more information. More »
Be A Junior Ranger
John Day Fossil Beds Junior Ranger badges are awarded to those who visit the park and complete the appropriate number of activities (as determined by age) in the Junior Ranger booklet. Booklets are available from a ranger at the Thomas Condon Paleontology Center, north of Dayville on Highway 19. When finished with the booklet, bring it to any ranger to look over. Can't complete the booklet before you leave? You can mail it in to be checked over. The address to sent it to is printed on the booklet.
You can also become a Web Ranger!
Did You Know?
Some of the earliest rhino fossils in the world were found in the John Day beds. We call these the "running rhinos".