John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

Fishing At John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

Fishing

It is legal to fish in the monument and elsewhere on public lands along the John Day River with the proper Oregon state fishing license. Smallmouth bass and rainbow trout are abundant.

For more information, contact the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife in Canyon City at 541-575-1167.

Directions

The Visitor Center at the Sheep Rock Unit is located on Highway 19 between the towns of Dayville and Kimberly, 2 miles from the junction of Highway 26 and Highway 19.

The Painted Hills Unit is located 9 miles northwest of of the town of Mitchell, just off Highway 26. There is no visitor center at this unit.

The Clarno Unit is located 20 miles west of the town of Fossil. along Highway 218. There is no visitor center at this unit.