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United States National Parks and Monuments Featuring Paleontology
*When you visit these parks and monuments, remember that it is VERY illegal to remove any fossils that you might find. 
Instead, please mark the location of the fossils, report your find to a park ranger, and leave them for park paleontologists
to study.*

Parks and Monuments Outside the U. S.
Please let us know of any parks we've forgotten!

Helpful Links to U.S. Government Websites     National Parks    Teacher's Materials    State Parks Featuring Fossils     City Parks Featuring Fossils    
Fossil Collecting Websites

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Helpful Links to U. S Government Websites:

United States National Park Service

U. S. National Parks Geology

U. S. National Parks Paleontology

Bureau of Land Management

U. S. D. A. National Forests

U. S. D. A. National Grasslands

U. S. National Parks:


Agate Fossil Beds National Monument; Harrison, Nebraska

Aniakchak National Monument; King Salmon, Alaska

Arches National Park; Moab, Utah


Badlands National Park; Interior, South Dakota

Bering Land Bridge National Preserve; Nome, Alaska

Big Bend National Park; Big Bend National Park, Texas


Carlsbad Caverns National Park; Carlsbad, New Mexico

Curecanti National Recreational Area; Gunnison, Colorado


Death Valley National Park; Death Valley, California

Dinosaur National Monument; Dinosaur, Colorado

Dinosaur National Monument; Jensen, Utah

Dinosaur Ridge National Landmark; west of Denver, Colorado


Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument; Florissant, Colorado

Fossil Butte National Monument; Kemmerer, Wyoming


Glenn Canyon National Recreation Area; Page, Arizona

Grand Canyon National Park; Grand Canyon, Arizona

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument: Escalante, Utah (dinosaur tracks)

Guadalupe Mountains National Park; Salt Flat, Texas


Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument; Hagerman, Idaho


John Day Fossil Beds National Monument; Kimberly, Oregon


Mammoth Cave National Park; Mammoth Cave, Kentucky


National Park Service Geologic Resources


Petrified Forest National Park; Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

Petroglyph National Monument; Albuquerque, New Mexico (archaelogical)


Red Gulch Dinosaur Tracksite; Shell, Wyoming (BLM land)


Theodore Roosevelt National Park; Medora, North Dakota (champsosaur)


Yellowstone National Park; Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Yosemite National Park; Yosemite, California

Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve; Eagle ,Alaska

Teacher's Materials

Teacher's Corner

Teaching Geology and Paleontology in the National Parks, a Teacher's Guide

State Parks Featuring Fossils

Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park/University of Nebraska State Museum; Royal, Nebraska

Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park; Austin, Nevada

Clayton Lake State Park; Seneca, New Mexico

Dead Horse Point State Park; Moab, Utah

Dinosaur Ridge; Morrison, Colorado

Dinosaur State Park; Rocky Hill, Connecticut

Dinosaur Valley State Park; Glen Rose, Texas

Escalante State Park; Escalante, Utah

Falls of the Ohio State Park; Clarksville, Ohio

Fossil Collecting in Kentucky

George S. Eccles Dinsaur Park; Ogden, Utah

The Mammoth Site; Hot Springs, South Dakota

Mill Canyon/Copper Ridge Dinosaur Trail; near Moab, Utah

Mississippi Petrified Forest; Flora, Mississippi

Red Fleet State Park; Vernal, Utah

Utah Field House of Natural History State Park; Vernal, Utah

City Parks Featuring Fossils:

Hartman Prehistoric Gardens in Zilker Botanical Gardens; Austin, Texas

Fossil Collecting Web Sites:  (remember to only collect fossils in areas where it is legal,
                                                                                and you have received permission from the landowners!)

Victorian Fossil Localities

"Fossil Hunter" List of Collecting Sites in the US and Canada

Paleontological Society Code of Fossil Collecting
Please let us know of any parks we've forgotten!
Parks and Monuments Outside the U. S.

9 Mockingbird Hill Road
Tijeras, New Mexico  87059
tel#:  505-610-8533
fax#: 505-821-3479