Hours & Admission

Hello, and welcome to Ashfall Fossil Beds. We're excited you want to visit.

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:

May 30-Sept. 3: Tuesday-Sunday, 9:30am-4:30pm Closed Monday
Sept. 4-Sept. 5: Park closed for Labor Day
Sept. 6-Oct. 8: Wednesday-Saturday, 9:30am-4:30pm Sunday, 1:30-4:30pm Closed Monday and Tuesday

Admission (includes taxes)

Admission plus valid Nebraska Park Entry Permit ($6 for in-state plates, $12 for out-of-state plates) required. 
Nebraska Park Entry Permits are available for advance purchase online. 

Adults, Children 3+ $8.00 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.