Opened in Spring 2022, the new Thousand Springs Visitor Center is the home of Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument and Thousand Springs State Park. Start your adventure here! Find maps and information for both the national monument and the state park, along with fossil displays, ranger talks, passport stamps, gifts, restrooms, and a water bottle fill station. The visitor center is the only place to see fossils at the monument.
Thousand Springs Visitor Center is located at:
17970 US Hwy. 30
Winter Visitor Center Hours:
November 1 to March 3: Open 3 days per week Sunday: 9 am to 3 pm Monday: CLOSED Tuesday: CLOSED Wednesday: CLOSED Thursday: CLOSED Friday: 9 am to 3 pm Saturday: 9 am to 3 pm
Thousand Springs Visitor Center will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day, 11/23 and Friday, 11/24
Please note: the monument overlooks and trails remain open from sunrise to sunset even when the Visitor Center is closed.
Please note that the monument's trails and scenic overlooks are located approximately 9 miles from the visitor center, on Bell Rapids Road. There is no public access to the fossil beds. For more information on what to expect during your visit, visit the Things to Do page.
For additional questions, call (208) 933-4105.
A New Partnership
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.
Recreation in the Hagerman Valley
Learn more about visiting the six units of Thousand Springs State Park: