Plan Your Visit

a fossilized freshwater stingray on display in the visitor center
A fossilized freshwater stingray on display in the visitor center

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Fossil Butte National Monument is located 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.

The Visitor Center is open year round, though Visitor Center hours vary by season. Ranger-led activities are available on request all year.

During the summer months, hiking trails provide a wonderful way to experience the monument. Spring and fall offer cooler temperatures and many chances to view wildlife. Snowshoeing and cross-country skiing exist during winter months.

Camping is not available.

Last updated: November 17, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 592
Kemmerer, WY 83101

Phone:

(307) 877-4455

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