Clarno is part of the John Day National Monument system and is located at Oregon route 218 near the John Day river.
The Clarno Unit is located 18 miles west of the town of Fossil, Oregon.
There are trails located ¼ mile west of the picnic area along Highway 218. The Trail of Fossils and the Clarno Arch Trail start at the trailhead.
There is a picnic and parking area close to the Palisades rocks, and parking in front of the rocks.
The nearest town with accommodation and extensive services is approximately an hour away.
Permits are required by the park ranger from the John Day National Monument and should be applied for a minimum 21 days in advance.
Absolutely no drone use in the Monument.