Laws & Policies

36 Code of Federal Regulations
36CFR is the body of regulations that apply to all lands managed by the National Park Service.

John Day Fossil Bed Superintendent's Compendium
The Compendium is the body of regulations specific to John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. These regulations do not supercede 36CFR, but they can be more specific, and they address which permits a visitor will need for specific activities.

Please note that Smoking Outside is Prohibited.

Comments on the proposed rule, Paleontological Resources Preservation, must have been received by February 6, 2017.


It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. As a starting point, please visit our state's website:

Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances. Those places include all Government offices, visitor centers, ranger stations, fee collection buildings, and maintenance facilities.

Firearms in National Parks Fact Sheet

Firearms in National Parks Frequently Asked Questions

Last updated: August 28, 2017

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Kimberly, OR 97848


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