Plan Your Visit

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Freshwater stingray on display in the visitor center

NPS photo

Fossil Butte National Monument is located between 6800 and 8100 feet elevation in the sagebrush covered hills of rural, southwestern Wyoming. Wide open spaces, fresh air, blue skies, abundant wildlife and, of course, some of the most incredible fossils in the world are found here.

To participate in ranger-led activities, schedule your visit during the months of June, July, and August. Allow all day to fully explore the park. Spring and fall offer cooler temperatures and many opportunities to view wildlife. Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing opportunities exist during winter months.

The visitor center containing fossil exhibits and interactive displays is open 360 days of the year.

Camping is not available.

Last updated: October 23, 2015

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 592
Kemmerer, WY 83101


(307) 877-4455

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