Fossil is a small city in the heart of Oregon, which is home to a rocky, dusty landscape with rich archaeological importance. It is a place that lies directly between some of the state’s most treasured natural attractions, such as the Ochoco National Forest, and the Cascade Mountains. It is for this reason that many people camp here, as there is an abundance of outdoor activities that can be enjoyed from every angle. Not only this, but the tranquility of the natural world here means that campers can escape from the stresses of daily life as they explore. Head to the John Day Fossil Beds to get a true taste of the past, and make the short journey to the Bridge Creek Wildlife Area, where you can catch sight of local species as you hike through the forested landscape.