The National Park Service is dedicated to the protection of natural and cultural resources at over four hundred park units across the United States, including Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument. Since its inception in 1916, the National Park Service has been a world leader in protecting natural and cultural resources, preserving many of the country's greatest treasures.
You can help us preserve the treasures at Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument.
This park was established to protect the single largest and most diverse open-site assemblage of vertebrate fossils from the end of the Pleistocene epoch found in the Mojave Desert and the southern Great Basin.
While most fossils lie beneath the soil, sometimes natural erosion and human interference cause fossils to surface. When you're visiting the park, if you come across a fossil, let us know by filling out the Fossil Discovery Form.