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    John Day Fossil Beds

    National Monument Oregon

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  • Hwy. 26 open between Prineville and Mitchell, OR - Updated Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    US26 mile posts 34.8 To 53 affected, estimated delay of 20 minutes - 2 hrs. Traffic is being piloted through area. Use caution and expect delays. Air quality in the area is poor. Click the More link for fire and road info for all three units of the park More »

John Day Fossil Beds Webcams

The rugged and remote landscape of John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is fascinating and awe-inspiring. As you admire the colorful layers of volcanic clay on the Sheep Rock Cam, imagine what ancient wonders lay hidden there, encased in a tomb of hardened ash for millions of years.

Fortunately, you don't have to rely entirely on your imagination! Our Paleo Lab Cam gives you a backstage glimpse of real scientists at work. You'll be able to watch, in real time, as our paleontologists meticulously prepare fossils for study and public display.

 
 

Did You Know?

Image of an artistic rendition of a brontothere,

Brontotheres, large relatives of horses and rhinoceros, once lived on the North American continent.