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    John Day Fossil Beds

    National Monument Oregon

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    US26 mile posts 34.8 To 53 is now open to two way traffic with a 35 MPH speed limit. Motorists are required to use headlights in the affected area. Air quality in the area is poor. Follow link for more detailed information. More »

Photos & Multimedia

We offer a variety of multimedia options to help you learn about and explore the fascinating resources of John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, even if you can't make it here for a visit.

 
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Social Media

Whether you want to subscribe to our YouTube channel, like us on Facebook, follow our Twitter feed, or download free images of the fossil beds on Flickr, we have a social media site to meet your needs and help you discover the Age of Mammals in your own way.

 
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Webcams

Ever wonder what our paleontologists do on a daily basis? Well, now you can watch our live Paleo Lab Cam. This webcam lets you watch our scientists at work and check out the progress of cleaning up the latest fossil. If you'd like to see what the weather is doing at Sheep Rock, check out our Sheep Rock Cam.

 
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Videos and Podcasts

We have produced a number of videos and podcasts to give you a glimpse into the work of our rangers and scientists, as well as an opportunity to simply enjoy the unique landscape and wildlife of John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.

 

Photo Albums

 

Did You Know?

Image of fossilized alder leaves

The fossil leaves found at the Painted Hills represent an assemblage of broad-leaf deciduous trees that were growing on the edge of lakes and streams.