You can't take fossils from the nearby John Day Fossil Beds National Park, so this is the place to go if you want to dig. Directly behind the high school in Fossil. $5 per person honor pay into wood box, and tools available for use (again, the honor system). We dug for quite a while, but could find nothing more... 更多
Directly next to the picture shown here is the Wheeler County RV Park. Reservations must be confirmed several days in advance by money order or check. Its management is part time so one needs to get way ahead in their planning. As for fossil hunting, we found this to be a unsatisfying experience. Most of the fossils are plant life... 更多
The fossil beds are great for kids and adults. The local kids actually taught us the correct way to crack open the rocks to find our fossil treasures. The cost is $5 per person and kids under 5 are free. The most important tools are a hammer and flathead screw driver or chisel. Use the flat end to break flakes... 更多
We had a wonderful time In fossil! First off everyone is very nice and very helpful! We located the highschool and dug for about 30 minutes.... Found lots of fossils and there where a lot more to be found!! I would suggest if you have children to stop and try it out!
We camped out at the fair grounds, dug fossils in the sun behind the high school, and ate lunch in front of the town store, on the wooden sidewalk with our three elementary age kids (who now in HS/college) still remember this a s a fun vacation! It was also a hoot visiting the site of a Biggest Loser gym,... 更多
We love nature and exploring many aspects of it. Paid $5 to dig with the tools they provided. (Next time hubby would bring his own because he's that way). Within 10 min we discovered a veritable leaf pile! What an experience! If you aren't interested in history or earth science this will change your outlook! Probably one of the coolest... 更多
If you are even a little bit interested in geology or fossils, then this will blow your mind. Fossils just laying on top of the ground. Follow the preservation guidelines please for future generations.
Be sure to wear sunscreen bring a hat and also bring cold water . We brought a small shovel and a pick as you really are just digging through dirt that has already been dug so you need to dig a little hole to try to find bigger pieces of unbroken rock. We stayed about 2 hours the fossils we... 更多