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Garden Park Fossil Area

Garden Park Fossil Area
Garden Park Fossil Area

Garden Park Fossil Area is an internationally known paleontological site that was one of the primary areas responsible for generating worldwide interest in dinosaurs during the late 1800's. Fifteen species of dinosaurs, nine of which were new, were recovered from here at that time. Fish, crocodile, turtle, and mammal fossils have also been recovered, making this site one of the oldest and richest fossil sites in the United States.

Location: Fremont County, CO

Year designated: 1973

Acres: 40

Ownership: Federal

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Last Updated: June 28, 2012