Fees & Passes

Overview of entrance requirements

No entrance pass required

Entrance Passes

An entrance pass is not required to access John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.

Other National Park Service sites may require an entrance pass or fee. Depending on your trip plans, an interagency pass may save you money.


We do not sell any federal passes at the visitor center.

Permits or commercial use authorizations may be required for events such as: weddings, family gatherings, scattering of ashes, bringing in a tour group, commercial photography, any photography involving a model, and commercial videography. This is not an exhaustive list of activities that require special permission. Visit the permits page to find out more. If in doubt as to whether your activity requires a permit, contact us.

Last updated: July 5, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

32651 Highway 19
Kimberly, OR 97848


541 987-2333

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