JD Sanders RV Gainesville Blog

  • Published on Oct 17, 2018

    Looking for something different to do on an RV trip this summer? Go fossil hunting! There’s nothing like digging for fossils to make you feel like a kid again, and if you have actual kids with you, they’ll love it too. Here are the best places in America to hunt and find those fossils.

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    Peace River RV Resort

    Located by Thousand Trails in Wauchula, Florida, this resort is the perfect place to set up camp for your fossil trip. The resort has beautiful sites that open up to nature and the river for fossil hunting. You can find elephant, Megalodon, and shark fossils, as well as shark and alligator teeth and bones.

    Finding Fossils (8)_preview.jpegWestmoreland StatePark

    Once covered by a shallow ocean, Westmoreland State Park in Montross, Virginia, is a great place to find fossilized remains of this extinct ecosystem. The area is home to Megalodon fossils as well as fossils from gators, whales, fish, and dolphins, all millions of years old! If you want to take a break from hunting these past relics, there are plenty of other activities to enjoy here.

    Florissant Fossil Quarry

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    Head out to Colorado and visit this great fossil spot. The staff is ready to teach you everything you need to know to find the preserved fossils in the shale. Colorado holds fossils of all kinds, from bugs to dinosaurs, so who knows what you can find! The quarry is located close to the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, which is a great stop to check out prime fossil specimens.


    Fossil Safari

    Now, who doesn’t want to go on a fossil safari? ! This site is a great place to split shale to find 40-60 million year old fossils. The staff guarantees you’ll find plenty of fossils in just two hours and even offer guided night digging sessions if you want to avoid the heat of the day. Located in Wyoming, you’re in for some great fossils from this safari.

    Penn Dixie Fossils

    This fossil park in New York is home to fossils of all kinds, petrified wood, and Paleozoic fish. The fossils that can be found here are more than 300 million years old. The equipment is included and the park hosts an annual “Dig with the Experts” event where you can have your fossils identified and learn the tricks of the trade.


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