John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

General Interest Locations in John Day

Clarno Unit

Clarno Unit The Clarno Unit is 1,969 acres in size and is located 18 miles west of the town of Fossil. It features hiking trails, exhibits, and a picnic area; The modern vegetation here is typical of Central Oregon's near-desert environment with a variety of grasses, sagebrush and juniper. The cliffs ...

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Painted Hills Unit

Painted Hills Unit The Painted Hills Unit contains 3,132 acres of scenic marvels unique even in the Pacific Northwest. Located 9 miles northwest of Mitchell, and 75 miles east of Bend, the Painted Hills are visited year-round. Outdoor exhibits and a picnic area are also available for visitors ...

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Sheep Rock

Sheep Rock Located at the Sheep Rock Unit are several hiking trails and wayside exhibits, two picnic areas, and two interpretive facilities: the Thomas Condon Paleontology Center, and the Cant Ranch Historical Museum. The Paleontology Center features exhibits, interpretive programs, and audiovisual presentations on fossils, geology, and the processes of ...

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The Cant Ranch Museum

The Cant Ranch Museum, located one-quarter mile away, serves as the monument headquarters and contains indoor and outdoor exhibits relating the history of human settlement on the ranch and regional area. Directions The Visitor Center at the Sheep Rock Unit is located on Highway 19 between the towns of Dayville ...

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