John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

(redirected from John Day Formation)

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

Address:32651 Hwy 19
Kimberly, OR 97848

Phone:541-987-2333
Fax:541-987-2336
Web: www.nps.gov/joda/
Size: 13,944 acres.
Established: Authorized on October 26, 1974.
Location:Park is divided into three widely separated units in north-central Oregon: the Clarno Unit, located 20 miles west of Fossil, OR; the Sheep Rock Unit, located 6 miles west of Dayville, OR; and the Painted Hills Unit, located 9 miles northwest of Mitchell, OR. The park headquarters is at the visitor center in the Sheep Rock Unit.
Facilities:Picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Hiking, fishing, river rafting, auto touring, ranger-led programs.
Special Features:The heavily eroded volcanic deposits of the John Day River basin preserve a remarkably complete record of animal and plant life, spanning more than 40 of the 65 million years of the Cenozoic Era (the "Age of Mammals and Flowering Plants").

See other parks in Oregon.