Fossil Butte National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Dave McGinnis

Some of the world's best preserved fossils are found scattered among the flat-topped ridges of southwestern Wyoming's cold sagebrush desert of Fossil Butte National Monument. Fossilized fish, insects, plants, reptiles, birds, and mammals are exceptional for their abundance, variety, and detail of preservation. Visit Fossil Butte and learn of the ancient life that once thrived in this sub-tropical landscape.

Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
8198
Highest Point: 
Bull Pen
Highest Point Elevation: 
8084 feet
Visitor Count: 
16631
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Bull Pen; Green River; Wasatch Formations; Green River Formations; Fossil Butte; Cundick Ridge; Ruby Point; Millet Canyon; Murder Hill Canyon; Middle Canyon; Moosebones Canyon; Chicken Creek; Fossil Lake
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Kemmerer, WY
Gateway Communities: 
Kemmerer, WY; Diamondville, WY; Frontier, WY
Nearby Airports: 
Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)