Thousand Springs Visitor Center

Exterior of the Thousand Springs Visitor Center under construction.

Construction Updates


October 8, 2021: The Hagerman Fossil Beds Visitor Center is currently CLOSED as we prepare to move into our new home at Thousand Springs State Park. Due to construction delays, the new Thousand Springs Visitor Center is projected to open in Spring 2022. Fossil exhibits inside the visitor center are expected to be completed by Summer 2022.

Hagerman Fossil Beds' road and scenic overlooks remain open daily while the visitor center is closed. There is no public access to the fossil beds.

Thousand Springs Visitor Center


Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument and the Idaho Department of Parks & Recreation are celebrating a new, 25-year partnership to enhance recreational and educational opportunities in the Hagerman Valley.

Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument, managed by the National Park Service, offers a glimpse into the ancient Pliocene past, when this region was home to mastodons, saber-toothed cats, and the famous "Hagerman Horse". Thousand Springs State Park, managed by Idaho Department of Parks & Recreation, is made up of six unique units. Visitors to the state park can enjoy hiking, birding, kayaking, fishing, and more.

The new Thousand Springs Visitor Center (located at Billingsley Creek on Highway 30) will welcome visitors to both the national monument and the state park units. All-new fossil exhibits, a new park film, and ranger programs will be available in 2022. A new campground is projected to open in 2023.

Recreation in the Hagerman Valley

 
A map shows the locations of Hagerman Fossil Beds, along with the six units of Thousand Springs State Park.
Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument and the six units of Thousand Springs State Park.
Learn more about visiting the six units of Thousand Springs State Park:

Last updated: October 8, 2021

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 570
Hagerman , ID 83332

Phone:

208 933-4105

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