Agate Fossil Beds National Monument


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Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Agate Fossil Beds National Monument:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Agate Fossil Beds National Monument

Address:301 River Rd
Harrison, NE 69346

Phone:308-668-2211
Fax:308-668-2318
Web: www.nps.gov/agfo/
Size: 3,055 acres.
Established: Authorized on June 5, 1965.
Location:On the Niobrara River, 22 miles from Harrison, in northwestern Nebraska.
Facilities:Picnic area, rest rooms (é), visitor center, museum/exhibit, self-guided trails. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Hiking, fishing, ranger-led walks.
Special Features:Park was originally part of Captain James Cook's Agate Springs Ranch. The renowned quarries contain numerous, well preserved Miocene mammal fossils and represent an important chapter in the evolution of mammals. The park's museum collection also includes more than 500 Plains Indian artifacts from the Cook Collection.

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FURNAS County: w of Oxford, Kiener 6349; HARLAN: Mascot, on Populus, Kiener 6333; SCOTTS BLUFF: Scotts Bluff National Monument, on Juniperus, Wetmore 77426; SIOUX: Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, on Ulmus, Wetmore 77791.
BROWN County: Bobcat State Wildlife Management Area, 20 km N of Ainsworth, on rock, Morgan and Egan 267; Keller Park State Recreation Area, 15 km NE of Ainsworth, on rock, Morgan and Egan 224; DAWES: Chadron State Park, 15 km S of Chadron, on rock, Morgan 540, 541, 546; Egan 13337; GARDEN: Ash Hollow, 22 miles NW of Ogallala, on rock, Wetmore 77407; KEYA PAHA: Niobrara Valley Preserve, on exposed caliche, Ladd 16457, 16590; SCOTTS BLUFF: Scotts Bluff National Monument, on rock, Wetmore 77542; SIOUX: Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, on rock, Wetmore 77893, 77906.
SIOUX County: Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, on rock, Wetmore 77807.
DAWES County: Chadron State Park, 15 km S of Chadron, on rock, Morgan and Egan 438; GARDEN: Ash Hollow, 22 miles NW of Ogallala, on rock, Wetmore 77405; SCOTTS BLUFF: Scotts Bluff National Monument, on rock, Wetmore 77440, 77453, 77461, 77465, 77540, 77546, 77561, 77563, 77620, 77656, 77683, 77700; SIOUX: 13 miles N of Mitchell, on rock, Wetmore 77750; Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, on rock, Wetmore 77815, 77845, 77877, 77888, 77895, 77938, 77944, 77954, 77967.
GARDEN County: Ash Hollow, 22 miles NW of Ogallala, on rock, Wetmore 77400; SIOUX: Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, on rock, Wetmore 77761.
KEYA PAHA County: Niobrara Valley Preserve, on exposed caliche, Ladd 16595; SIOUX: Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, on rock, Wetmore 77766, 77795, 77848, 77912.
GARDEN County: Ash Hollow, 22 miles NW of Ogallala, on soil, Wetmore 77409; SCOTTS BLUFF: on soil, Wetmore 77455, 77469, 77555, 77565, 77604, 77650, 77665; SIOUX: Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, on soil, Wetmore 77772, 77902, 77922, 77968.
SCOTTS BLUFF County: Scottsbluff National Monument, on soil, Wetmore 77599, 77668; SIOUX: Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, on soil, Wetmore 77918; Simley Canyon Scenic Drive, 3 miles WNW of Ft.
SCOTTS BLUFF County: Scotts Bluff National Monument, on rock, Wetmore 77553, 77570, 77667; SIOUX: Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, on rock, Wetmore 77945; 13 miles N of Mitchell, on rock, Wetmore 77749.
BROWN County: Cheatum Ranch, 16 km NE of Ainsworth, on rock, Morgan and Egan 243; SIOUX: Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, on soil, Wetmore 77886.