Plan Your Visit

Expect Large Crowds August 15 - 22, 2017

Many people already know that Eastern Oregon is predicted to be one of the best total eclipse viewing areas in the country. We anticipate very large crowds August 15th - 22nd, so expect traffic delays, congested parking lots, and areas that are normally open may be closed and/or open to foot traffic only. Learn more about the total solar eclipse.

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument consists of three units: the Clarno Unit, the Painted Hills Unit, and the Sheep Rock Unit. These three locations are dispersed through east-central Oregon, and visiting all three units is difficult to do in a single day, but is possible with an early start.

This John Day Camping & Services Map shows the three units and the local highways (updated in April 2015) includes campgrounds, services, and certain travel information as well as GPS addresses for the three units of the monument.

Please note that some services shown on the map above may not be open 7 days per week so check with the local chambers of commerce for updated information.

Area Map

The amount of time visitors have available and the route of travel they take through the area often are the determining factors on which unit(s) they visit.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

32651 Highway 19
Kimberly, OR 97848


(541) 987-2333

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