Phones out of order
The JODA main line and the visitor center line are both not working properly. Click the More link to email us. Rangers will check the inbox regularly several times per day 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 »
Thomas Condon Paleontology Center
Contructed in 2003, the Thomas Condon Paleontology Center is the best place to see fossils at the monument. Here, fossils from all three units of the park, as well as those from other federal lands in the area, are on display for visitors to see up close. The photo gallery below provides a glimpse of what visitors can see on a visit to the museum.
Did You Know?
The Painted Hills at the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument are made of heavily eroded volcanic ash layers.