Fossil Basin, Wyoming is a hidden gem waiting to be unearthed. Just a couple hours from Wyoming’s national parks, Fossil Basin and its small towns of Kemmerer and Diamondville are nestled next to Bridger-Teton National Forest, the Hams Fork River, and the quintessential sagebrush-scented prairies of the Wild West. Here, you’ll find uncrowded spaces with fresh air and wild waters. Discover ancient history, make real connections, and create lasting memories.
Long, long, before our small towns of Kemmerer and Diamondville were established in the area, the entire basin was a prehistoric lake. This left the region rich with fossils, and earned us the title as the Fossil Fish Capital of the World. In a lot of ways, we like to think that a trip to Fossil Basin is like a trip back in time — whether you’re enjoying the Old West feel of our towns, finding peace and catching fish in our gorgeous rivers and reservoirs, or even excavating your own fossil from private fossil quarries in the region. Fossil Basin has the small town America charm you’re searching for with none of the crowds.
Look beneath the surface and find your getaway in Fossil Basin, Wyoming! Please remember to take care and travel responsibly when you visit.