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    John Day Fossil Beds

    National Monument Oregon

Other Fossil Sites

National Park Service
Out of 398 parks and monuments managed by the National Park Service, an astonishing 237 contain fossils - nearly 60% of NPS sites! The entire list is available on the NPS's Explore Nature pages. The following are parks that focus largely on fossils.


Did You Know?

Image of a cedar hairstreak butterfly

The wildflowers at the Painted Hills provide abundant sources of food for the monument's many butterfly species.