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Eastern Oregon Delivers

The possibilities for discovery are as vast as the Eastern Oregon sky. Wheeler County is host to diverse geological foundations, ghost towns, mountain vistas, deep canyons, and endless backroads. The John Day River, the third longest free-flowing river in the lower 48, runs freely through rich bottom land at the foot of the Sutton Mountain Wilderness Study Area.

Plan a journey through time, discover fossils, and see a side of Oregon that most Oregonians don't even know about.

Using our Ultimate Guide to the John Day Fossil Beds, loop your way through the 3 gems of the John Day Fossil Beds; the Clarno Unit, Sheep Rock Unit, and the Painted Hills Unit, in a weekend.