National Monument

John Day Fossil Beds Dog Policy

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is Somewhat Dog Friendly

Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument preserves a number of plant and animal fossils in colorful rock formations. The Monument hosts exhibits and an active lab and offers scenic drives and hikes through the area.

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is somewhat dog friendly. Dogs are allowed on trails and at developed areas while on a leash. However, dogs are not allowed inside buildings, so you'll miss the exhibits if you bring your dog along and don't have anyone to watch him or her. Please note that the temperatures can rise quickly here, so please take care and do not leave your dog unattended.

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Trail Policy

Dogs are allowed along trails while on a leash no longer than 6'.

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