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Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument



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    22634.93 acres



Mammoths, lions and camels once roamed along wetlands just north of what is now known as Las Vegas, Nevada. Their history is preserved at Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument and is ready to be discovered.

Allowed Activities
Wildlife Watching
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Additional Information

Tule Springs Entrance Fees

Entrance fee is $0.00.

No fees or passes are currently required to access Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument.


Because Tule Springs is a new park, there is no visitor center, facilities or parking areas. Right now to access the park, people can park on nearby public roads in the cities of Las Vegas and North Las Vegas, and they can enter the monument on foot. Federal regulations prohibit off-roading in the park. Vehicles are only permitted on approved roads and only when the vehicles are properly licensed for street use.


Refugees from states hit hard by winter's icy clutch often flee to this area to spend a mild winter. Sunbathers spend summers here to toast in the 110 degree F plus temperatures. The area generally has less than five inches of annual rainfall. Water temperatures may range from 45 degrees F. to 85 degrees F. during winter and summer respectively.