Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Neil King

Glimpse life before the last Ice Age and view the earliest appearance of modern flora and fauna at Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument. Known mostly for its fossils from the late Pliocene and Pleistocene epochs, Hagerman Fossil Beds contains one of the world's richest known deposits of fossil horses, Equus simplicidens, thought to be a link between prehistoric and modern horses. Also, the Monument contains parts of the Oregon National Historic Trail, one of only three units in the NPS to boast this characteristic.

Park Open Info: 
Open daily from Memorial Day Weekend (summer season)
Park Closed Info: 
Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays from August 26 (winter season)
Park Acreage: 
4351
Highest Point: 
Snake River
Highest Point Elevation: 
2800 feet
Visitor Count: 
25875
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
No
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Oregon Trail Overlook; Hagerman Horse Quarry
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Twin Falls, ID
Gateway Communities: 
Hagerman, ID; Bliss, ID; Wendell, ID; Jerome, ID; Gooding, ID; King Hill, ID; Glenns Ferry, ID; Buhl, ID; Twin Falls, ID
Nearby Airports: 
Boise Air Terminal (BOI); Magic Valley Regional Airport (TWF)