Things To Do

  • A gravel path between a Juniper tree and sagebrush leading to green claystone rock formations.

    View hiking trail information in all three units.

  • Museum exhibit with fossils in display cases and a mural behind the cases.
    Indoor Activities

    Explore the fossil gallery, watch the park film, earn your Junior Ranger badge, and learn about living on the land at Cant Ranch.

  • Three bicycles leaning against a John Day Fossil Beds National Monument entrance sign

    There are many scenic bicycling routes near and through the three units.

  • A river with a road running parallel to it.

    Fishing is a popular activity along the John Day River.

  • A river flowing alongside a grassy basalt formation with plants and trees hugging the river's edge.
    River Rafting

    Rafting down the John Day River is popular in Spring.

  • A uniformed Park Ranger smiles while taking a picture laying on top of a boulder.
    Photography & Videography

    Learn what times of day are ideal for photography in the Monument. Some photography and videography may require a permit.

Last updated: December 11, 2022

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Contact Info

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32651 Highway 19
Kimberly, OR 97848


541 987-2333

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