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    John Day Fossil Beds

    National Monument Oregon

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  • Cattle on the road that leads to the Painted Hills

    Motorists stay alert for cattle on the Bridge Creek Road on the way into the Painted Hills unit. The road winds along a creek and has limited sight distance in places.

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 the painted hills

The Painted Hills at the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument are made of heavily eroded volcanic ash layers.