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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.

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

United States National Park Service
http://www.nps.gov/

U. S. National Parks Geology
http://www2.nature.nps.gov/grd/

U. S. National Parks Paleontology
http://www2.nature.nps.gov/grd/geology/paleo/index.htm

Bureau of Land Management
http://www.blm.gov

U. S. D. A. National Forests
http://www.fs.fed.us/recreation/states/select_forest.shtml

U. S. D. A. National Grasslands
http://www.fs.fed.us/grasslands/

U. S. National Parks:

A

Agate Fossil Beds National Monument; Harrison, Nebraska
http://www.nps.gov/agfo/

Aniakchak National Monument; King Salmon, Alaska
http://www.nps.gov/ania/index.htm

Arches National Park; Moab, Utah
http://www.nps.gov/arch/

B

Badlands National Park; Interior, South Dakota
http://www.nps.gov/badl/

Bering Land Bridge National Preserve; Nome, Alaska
http://www.nps.gov/bela/index.htm

Big Bend National Park; Big Bend National Park, Texas
http://www.nps.gov/bibe/

C

Carlsbad Caverns National Park; Carlsbad, New Mexico
http://www.nps.gov/cave/

Curecanti National Recreational Area; Gunnison, Colorado
http://www.nps.gov/cure/index.htm

D

Death Valley National Park; Death Valley, California
http://www.nps.gov/deva/index.htm

Dinosaur National Monument; Dinosaur, Colorado
http://www.nps.gov/dino/

Dinosaur National Monument; Jensen, Utah
http://www.desertusa.com/dino/index.html

Dinosaur Ridge National Landmark; west of Denver, Colorado
http://www.dinoridge.org/

F

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument; Florissant, Colorado
http://www.nps.gov/flfo/

Fossil Butte National Monument; Kemmerer, Wyoming
http://www.nps.gov/fobu/

G

Glenn Canyon National Recreation Area; Page, Arizona
http://www.desertusa.com/colorado/GlennNRA/du_gcnra.html

Grand Canyon National Park; Grand Canyon, Arizona
http://www.nps.gov/grca/

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument: Escalante, Utah (dinosaur tracks) http://www.recreation.gov/detail.cfm?ID=1863

Guadalupe Mountains National Park; Salt Flat, Texas
http://www.nps.gov/gumo/

H

Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument; Hagerman, Idaho
http://www.nps.gov/hafo/

J

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument; Kimberly, Oregon
http://www.nps.gov/joda/

M

Mammoth Cave National Park; Mammoth Cave, Kentucky
http://www.nps.gov/maca/

N

National Park Service Geologic Resources
http://www.aqd.nps.gov/grd/geology/index.htm

P

Petrified Forest National Park; Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona
http://www.nps.gov/pefo/

Petroglyph National Monument; Albuquerque, New Mexico (archaelogical)
http://www.nps.gov/petr/

R

Red Gulch Dinosaur Tracksite; Shell, Wyoming (BLM land)
http://www.wy.blm.gov/whatwedo/tracsite/track.pages/intro2.html

T

Theodore Roosevelt National Park; Medora, North Dakota (champsosaur)
http://www.nps.gov/thro/home.htm

Y

Yellowstone National Park; Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
http://www.nps.gov/yell/

Yosemite National Park; Yosemite, California
http://www.nps.gov/yose/

Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve; Eagle ,Alaska
http://www.nps.gov/yuch/index.htm

Teacher's Materials

Teacher's Corner
http://www.nps.gov/badl/teacher/teacher.htm

Teaching Geology and Paleontology in the National Parks, a Teacher's Guide
http://www.aqd.nps.gov/grd/parks/joda/books.htm
 

State Parks Featuring Fossils

Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park/University of Nebraska State Museum; Royal, Nebraska
http://www.ashfall.unl.edu/

Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park; Austin, Nevada
http://www.state.nv.us/stparks/bi.htm

Clayton Lake State Park; Seneca, New Mexico
http://www.emnrd.state.nm.us/nmparks/PAGES/parks/clayton/clayton.htm

Dead Horse Point State Park; Moab, Utah
http://www.utah.com/places/state_parks/dead_horse.htm

Dinosaur Ridge; Morrison, Colorado
http://www.dinoridge.org/index.html

Dinosaur State Park; Rocky Hill, Connecticut
http://www.dinosaurstatepark.org/

Dinosaur Valley State Park; Glen Rose, Texas
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/park/dinosaur/dinosaur.htm

Escalante State Park; Escalante, Utah
http://parks.state.ut.us/parks/www1/esca.htm

Falls of the Ohio State Park; Clarksville, Ohio
http://www.fallsoftheohio.org/

Fossil Collecting in Kentucky
http://www.uky.edu/KGS/coal/webfossl/fosslbig.htm

George S. Eccles Dinsaur Park; Ogden, Utah
http://www.dinopark.org/

The Mammoth Site; Hot Springs, South Dakota
http://www.mammothsite.com/

Mill Canyon/Copper Ridge Dinosaur Trail; near Moab, Utah
http://www.utah.com/places/public_lands/mill_canyon.htm

Mississippi Petrified Forest; Flora, Mississippi
http://www.mspetrifiedforest.com/

Red Fleet State Park; Vernal, Utah
http://parks.state.ut.us/parks/www1/redf.htm

Utah Field House of Natural History State Park; Vernal, Utah
http://parks.state.ut.us/parks/www1/utaf.htm

City Parks Featuring Fossils:

Hartman Prehistoric Gardens in Zilker Botanical Gardens; Austin, Texas
http://www.tmm.utexas.edu/exhibits/offsite/hartman/visit.html

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
http://www.labyrinth.net.au/~davidr/legal.html

"Fossil Hunter" List of Collecting Sites in the US and Canada
http://www.iwaynet.net/~mperona/fossil.htm

Paleontological Society Code of Fossil Collecting
http://tigger.uic.edu/orgs/paleo/pscode.html

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Parks and Monuments Outside the U. S.



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