Thousand Springs Visitor Center

Exterior of the visitor center, a boxy building with wood plank exterior, landscaped lawn, and a paved sidewalk leading to the front doors.
The New Thousand Springs Visitor Center is home to both Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument and Thousand Springs State Park.

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Now Open: Thousand Springs Visitor Center

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.

Winter Visitor Center Hours:

November 1 to February 28

Sunday: 9 am – 3 pm
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: CLOSED
Friday: 9 am – 3 pm
Saturday: 9 am – 3 pm

Thousand Springs Visitor Center is located at:

17970 US Hwy. 30
Hagerman, Idaho

Caution: The new visitor center is located on US Highway 30, about one mile north of downtown Hagerman and the old visitor center. Highway signage and GPS navigation may not yet be up-to-date. Find detailed directions to the visitor center here.

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, give us a call at (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

 
A regional map showing Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument and 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 31, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

PO Box 570
Hagerman , ID 83332

Phone:

208 933-4105

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