Phones out of order
The visitor center phone line is not working reliably. If you are unable to get through to the staff during business hours, click the More link to email visitor services and a ranger will contact you as soon as possible. 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 »
Videos and Podcasts
Paleo-Cast: A podcast series highlighting the paleontology of John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. Learn what it's like to be a paleontologist and discover with us the fascinating fossils from the Age of Mammals.
Roving Ranger: Explore the life of a park ranger at John Day Fossil Beds, learn about the significance of the monument, and discover the unique landscape and wildlife that call eastern Oregon home.
Sojourns: Escape from the daily grind and enjoy spending a few moments with the serenely beautiful landscapes and wildlife of John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.
Did You Know?
The first horses evolved in North America 50 million years ago, and at least 14 different genera have been found at the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument in Oregon.