Oregon Map

Central Eastern Desert

Grant and Baker Counties


Grant County, 97825

The eastern gate to the John Day Fossil Beds

The name Dayville comes from the John Day River which flows thru town. Pretty creative I think. This is the closest settlement to the Sheep Rock unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. Other units are near Monument and near Fossil. Just northwest of town is Picture Gorge named for the native American pictographs painted on the canyon walls.