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Patricia
 #1 
Will be making a trip with the kids to Yellowstone & Grand Teton parks.  I understand we can't remove any specimens from the actual parkland, but anyone know of any sites nearby that we can search?  Thanks for your help!
Bob Harman
 #2 
Patricia,     On page 3 of the message board, from 6/25/16, there was a similar question and I replied to that question so you might want to review it. There are several additional similar threads that you should review.

There is no collecting in the national parks and they do randomly check your vehicle as you leave the park so be aware of that.
Distances out there are vast and rugged properly equipped off road vehicles with proper gear are needed for many sites you may hear about, but much of the non-park lands are either private property or under claim so know exactly where you are or your vacation might be not so wonderful!

The best place I can tell you is to go to the fish fossil beds near Kemmerer, Wyoming. There, for a fee, your family can hunt for fish fossils in a safe environment. Otherwise, just go out there to look and sightsee and have a great vacation.   BOB
Patricia
 #3 
Thanks, Bob!  I will take a look at that post.  I appreciate the info!
fossilman
 #4 
Many places to hound,outside the "Park" areas... We always hound the Yellowstone River coming out of the Yellowstone Park and headed to Livingston,MT...(Hit the gravel beds)...
Any areas not in the Parks around The Grand Tetons are great for petwood and agates,some creeks and most pull overs...
Patricia
 #5 
Fossilman, thanks for pointing this out.  Judging from my internet search, I was beginning to think most of the good sites are in western MT.  Will definitely check out the areas you mentioned.  Thanks for the reply!
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