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    John Day Fossil Beds

    National Monument Oregon

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?

Image of a running rhino from the clarno formation

Some of the earliest rhino fossils in the world were found in the John Day beds. We call these the "running rhinos".