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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 »
Fees & Reservations
There are no entrance or use fees at John Day Fossil Beds.
Ranger led programs for the general public are regularly scheduled throughout the summer season. Tours are available during the off season if a request is made at least two weeks in advance and if there is sufficient staff available on that date.
Ranger led education programs are available for K-12 school groups, college classes, and continuing education groups by reservation only. Educational materials are also available for groups who cannot make it in person.
Did You Know?
The best place to see the monument's fossils is inside the Thomas Condon Paleontology Center at the Sheep Rock Unit.