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    John Day Fossil Beds

    National Monument Oregon

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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 fossilized alder leaves

The fossil leaves found at the Painted Hills represent an assemblage of broad-leaf deciduous trees that were growing on the edge of lakes and streams.