Hello, and welcome to Ashfall Fossil Beds. We're excited you want to visit. We're currently closed for the winter season but will reopen again in May of 2022. 

Ashfall Fossil Beds is an active research and dig site. Collecting fossils or other specimens on the park grounds is strictly prohibited. 

Ashfall Fossil Beds Public Hours:

Ashfall Fossil Beds is currently closed for the winter season. We will reopen again in May 2022. Thank you to all who visited us this year. We look forward to welcoming visitors again next season. 

Admission (includes taxes)

Admission plus valid Nebraska Park Entry Permit required.

Adults, Children 3+ $7.50 per person
Children under 3 FREE
UNSM Member FREE – valid membership card must be presented upon arrival


Ashfall Fossil Beds is located 2 miles west and 6 miles north of Royal, Nebraska. See on Google Maps.


Facilities are wheelchair accessible.