Hwy. 26 open between Prineville and Mitchell, OR - Updated Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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 »
Camping and Lodging
While there is no camping within the three units of the monument, there are many choices for nearby camping. This map (updated in 2014) includes most known available camping/RV facilities as well as towns that have lodging and other services.
There is no lodging within the monument, but the surrounding communities offer a variety of choices.
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.