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Frequently asked questions
  • Do you live off of the highway? Yes, we live 27 miles off of the highway. There is gravel here and there and when the rain comes the mud tends to 'swell'... Always a good idea to call the night before for a 'mud' road check. When we say a Prius might have issues getting here, trust us, we know.

  • Do we get to keep the dinosaur bones we find? To an extent yes. The Paleo ParkManagement reserves the right to keep any items that a guest might find. At our micro site where we go to prospect there is lots and lots of scales, teeth, bones etc. We like to say that we allow each guest to take a few bones of our choice. Any other bones that we find we house in our lodge for future and returning guests to see.

  • What are your hours of operation? 
    We don't have set hours of operation. Our tours are

    reservation only. It is highly recommended to email for a tour. We would hate for you to travel all this way, and no one be available for a tour.

  • Do you allow campers or an RV? No, unfortunately we do not have the hook up capabilities for campers and the trek in on the road from the highway are sometimes not RV friendly. The closest camping area would be in Lusk or Newcastle.

  • Should I bring my own shovel or pick? No, where we go to prospect all of the fossils are on the surface. The most important thing you can bring is a good eye! 

  • Why do you call some things I find Leaverites? The term comes from a long time ago. It stands for "Leave 'er right there" as it is just a rock or iron ball.

  • You tell people to determine if my find is a rock or bone stick to your tongue, why?? Ahh that is a question you only know the answer to, if you come on the tour...seriously...we can't answer everything here.

  • What should I bring on our tour? There are essential items to bring on a tour.

    1. Sun block

    2. Bug spray

    3. Plenty of water

    4. Camera

    5. Hat

    6. Pants/jeans are usually a best bet

    7. Hiking shoes

    8. Laughter

    9. A sense of adventure

  • I am an experienced hiker. Can I go out on my own and hike? No, we don't allow hiking out of the two-hour tour.​

  • I like the idea, but I need to know your location. Where are you exactly?  I would love to tell you exactly where Paleo Park lives, but that piece is classified. We used to have our directions on the website, but through the years we would find many people out wondering around trying to find bones. We are reminded of people trespassing every time we go to the trackway and see the Zerbsti track with its missing track that someone just had to have. So sadly, all directions have been removed. Once a tour is booked you will be sent directions. We are close to Lusk WY.

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