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    John Day Fossil Beds

    National Monument Oregon

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  • 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 »

Weather

Weather conditions at John Day Fossil Beds National Monument are highly variable in this semi-arid desert landscape. Summer highs can climb into the 110's. Winters tend to be fairly mild, with occassional snow and ice and lows occasionally dipping into the single digits.

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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.