John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is located in rural Oregon. It can only be reached by road.
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. Please visit the local chambers of commerce websites for updated information.
Distances & Driving Time Between Park UnitsSheep Rock to Painted Hills - 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)
Last updated: February 15, 2019