John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is located in rural Oregon. It can only be reached by road.
Distances & Driving Time Between Park UnitsSheep Rock Unit to Painted Hills Unit - 45 mi. (1 hour)
Painted Hills Unit to Clarno Unit - 75 mi. (1 hour 30 minutes)
Clarno Unit to Sheep Rock Unit - 81 mi. (2 hours)
Scenic BikewaysMany stretches of Highways 26, 19, 207, and 402 are Oregon Scenic Bikeways. Share the road as you travel to the 3 units of the park.
Gasoline and Diesel Fuel
It is now legal to pump your own gas in rural Oregon; however, many of the gas stations in the area do not have pumps capable of self-pay. Thus, it can still be extremely difficult to get fuel after hours. Please note that some gas stations may not be open 7 days per week or may have varying hours.
Last updated: January 27, 2023