Fossil Safari at Warfield Fossil Quarries, Kemmerer

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Warfield Fossils invites you to come on a Fossil Safari® where you can dig your own fossil fish in our private quarry. There are an abundance of fossil fish in the “Green River Formation.” Most people find enough fish to satisfy their appetite in the first two hours.

No Reservations are Needed! There is no need to call before you come, there are no phones at the quarry. There is always someone at the quarry during business hours. Just print a map, show up and we will give you the tools to dig. It's that easy.

Tools

We will provide you with the proper tools and a basic guided lesson to ensure you a successful fossil hunt! There are hard hats and safety glasses available for your safety and use at the Quarry.

What You will need to Bring

Water, food, sunglasses, sunscreen, hat and gloves. Keep in mind the quarry is at 7,300 feet in elevation. There are no amenities available at the quarry. (An outhouse is as fancy as it gets!) You will also need to bring your own empty boxes and wrapping materials to ensure your fossils have a safe journey home.



Kids and Pets are welcome as long as they are kept on a leash.

Fossil Safari® Season and Hours

7 days a week, 8am to 4pm

The Friday of Memorial Day Weekend through September

We accommodate Individuals, Families, and Groups of ALL Sizes!

Also ask about our VIP Night Digs:

In addition to our split rock quarry, Warfield Fossil Quarries is now offering

“VIP” night Digs at our famous 18” Layer Quarry. For a fee of $500,

you can join the crew for this truly unique once-in-a-lifetime experience.

(We dig at night to control the lighting and avoid the daytime heat.)

Shuttle service will be provided to the Quarry where you can participate

in the task of exposing the layers that contain the fossils.

For your efforts, you get to retain some of the fossils you help to find.

Our Quarries are located in Southwest Wyoming, home of the Famous Green River Formation a fresh water lake system. All of the fossils are

Eocene age (40-60 million years old). The layers contain numerous fish and plant life. Other rare fossils frequently found are: reptiles, mammals and a few amphibians. You won’t want to miss an opportunity like this.

Season: June - August
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  • We are a family of 7 who wanted to try something new while visiting family in Cokeville WY. I will first say that the directions here are tricky! Follow the step by step directions given on their... 
    We are a family of 7 who wanted to try something new while visiting family in Cokeville WY. I will first say that the directions here are tricky! Follow the step by step directions given on their...  more »
  • There are two places to dig for fossils at the end of a 30 minute drive on a gravel road. We opted for this place since they had a one hour option at $29. This was plenty of time to uncover at least.....  more
    There are two places to dig for fossils at the end of a 30 minute drive on a gravel road. We opted for this place since they had a one hour option at $29. This was plenty of time to uncover at least.....  more »
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  • Super fun. Found lots of fossils, kids had a great time cracking open stone. Weather was beautiful. George (site manager) was patient, knowledgeable and helpful. We came in a 30’ Cruise America RV and the access road was bumpy, but perfectly fine—we parked just before the final descent into the quarry and walked 5 minutes down. We stayed just over an hour but could easily have done 2+. Would totally come again if in the area. Cash only entrance fee (reasonable prices) and for-purchase snacks/drinks on-site. Port-a-potties on site.
  • Best place. We are found lots of complete fish within the first hour. Staff helped saw them up and were very helpful.

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