The fossil fish capital of the world.
Fossil Basin is located in southwestern Wyoming, and includes the towns of Kemmerer and Diamondville. The name 'Fossil Basin' comes from the area's incredibly rich paleontological sites, which are world-renowned.
Take a step back in time as these lands tell the story of ages past.
Where is Fossil Basin?
Fossil Basin in southwestern Wyoming, conveniently located just a little over 30 miles north of US Interstate 80, includes the towns of Kemmerer and Diamondville. It’s also home to Fossil Butte National Monument.
A few points of interest within driving distance of Fossil Basin include Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area (about 2.5 hours away), Dinosaur National Monument (approximately 3 hours away), Grand Teton National Park (3 hours) and Yellowstone National Park (4.5 hours).