John Day Fossil Beds National Monument – Sheep Rock Unit
Open Daily, year-round except federal holidays betweeen Thanksgiving and President’s Day.
Winter Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Summer Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The John Day Fossil Beds National Monument contains a fossil record spanning forty million years of the Age of Mammals. Nowhere else in the western hemisphere is an evolutionary story preserved that captures this much time.
Th Sheep Rock Unit is the largest area of the monument and contains the Historic Cant Ranch and Thomas Condon Paleontology Center.
Amazing discoveries have been made in the fossilbeds since 1865. Visitors an lern about newest finds and see over 500 dynamic fossils in the Thomas Condon Paleontologty Center.