front of the visitor center building with signage
View of the visitor center approaching on US Route 30 west. Parking is street-side at this point since you passed the Chamber building with its lots and the park lots.

By Car

Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument's Visitor Center, 221 North State Street, is located along Highway 30 in the town of Hagerman across from the Hagerman High School. Hagerman is located approximately one and one half hours from Boise, Idaho, and forty minutes from Twin Falls, Idaho. Please note that the visitor center is in the town of Hagerman, not where many GPS units place it on park grounds.

From I-84 East (coming down from Boise, Mountain Home)

Take the second Bliss exit (#141) which is Route 26 and follow the sign for Hagerman (right hand turn). The turn-off for Highway 30 East (left hand turn) is one of the first roads after the Amber Inn hotel. Travel 8 miles on Highway 30 East to the town of Hagerman. The Visitor Center is on your left about one block from the Hagerman City Park. The Hagerman Valley Chamber of Commerce offices are our next door neighbor. Please take special care to follow all speed limit signs as the Hagerman High School is directly across from the Visitor Center. Parking is streetside in front of the visitor center or the school, to the south (Chamber) side of the visitor center complex (entrance is at visitor center front only), or behind the visitor center. The Chamber of Commerce permits visitor parking in their lots as well.

From I-84 West (coming up from Twin Falls etc)

Take the second Wendell exit, # 155, (Wendell/Hagerman). At the end of the ramp turn left as marked, toward Hagerman. This is Hagerman/Wendell Road or E 2950 S. Take care on this road as it is used by agricultural vehicles and has several potential animal migration crossings. The road is well paved and has an average speed limit of 50 mph, except for a downhill grade where the speed limit drops to 40 mph.

Travel on this road for approximately 10 miles to its end at the intersection with Highway 30. Make a right onto Highway 30 West and travel approximately 2 miles to the town of Hagerman. The Visitor Center is on your right, immediately after the Hagerman Valley Chamber of Commerce building. Please take care to follow the speed limits, especially in the town of Hagerman, as there are many crosswalks and unusual traffic on the roadways. Parking is available in front of the Visitor Center (best for larger vehicles and RVs), behind the Visitor Center, off Reed Street, at the Chamber offices, or at the Town Park, one block north of the Visitor Center.
road sign fossil beds right turn fossil information 4 miles ahead
Confusion making road sign, the "information" is the park visitor center while the "monument" is the two unstaffed park overlooks.

From Twin Falls, Idaho, via US Route 30

Take US Route 30 West out of Twin Falls in the direction of Filer, Idaho. You will travel through Filer and Buhl 36 miles to Hagerman, Idaho. While on the marked scenic highway you will find signs indicating a turn for the fossil beds approximately 4 miles before Hagerman. You are welcome to visit the overlooks on the park ground be please note the Visitor Center is not on the park grounds, it is located in the town of Hagerman across from the high school. Please also be aware that GPS systems often use a route over the Owsley Bridge, which has been closed to traffic for years. Only use Bell Rapids Road, which is where the fossil beds signs are located, to travel to the overlooks.

From Jackpot, Nevada

1. Start out going north on US Highway 93 / US-93 N. Continue to follow US-93 N (Crossing into Idaho). 42.6 miles
2. Merge onto US-30 W via the ramp on the left. 16.2 miles
Follow the directions for travel on US Route 30 above. Please pay special attention to the notes about the visitor center location in Hagerman and the directions to the fossil bed overlooks.

Total Travel Estimate: 73.90 miles - about 1 hour 20 minutes

By Plane:

Twin Falls, Idaho

The Magic Valley Regional Airport is located approximately five miles south of Twin Falls. It is approximately 40 miles from the Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument Visitor Center. There is no public transportation from the airport to the visitor center. There are currently three flights daily to/from Salt Lake City.

Boise, Idaho

Boise Airport is served by six airlines that offer direct flights to twenty major U.S. markets with connecting flights to thousands of cities worldwide. The airport is located approximately 96 miles from the park visitor center. There is no public transportation between the park and the airport.

By Public Transportation

No public transportation is available.

Last updated: July 25, 2019

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PO Box 570
Hagerman, ID 83332


(208) 933-4105

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