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.
Plan Your Visit
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.
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