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Explore Fossil Park

The Fossil Park Digging Pit is closed for the season.  Visit this page for more info:

The Bait & Boat Shop is CLOSED for the season.

Bait & Boat Shop: Closed for the season until Spring 2022. The shop is open Saturdays and Sundays, 10am to 7pm with the last boat rental at 6pm (weather permitting). Open daily beginning Saturday, May 29th. No reservations needed. First-come, first-serve. 

Lake Olander Boat Access: Personal watercraft only. No gas motors are allowed.

  • Use at your own risk, life jackets required, one per person.

  • SUP users required to wear a lifejacket.

  • Please check-in at Bait and Boat Shop or Maintenance Shop before launching.

  • ODNR registration required on all craft.


Lake Olander Swim Beach opens May 29!

Come enjoy the all-natural sand at Lake Olander Swim Beach - opening day is May 29!

Swimmers and sun-worshipers can hit the natural sand beach Wednesdays through Sundays beginning May 29, from Noon to 6pm, weather permitting. Once school starts on August 16, the beach will be open on weekends only from Noon to 6 pm, with Labor Day the last day of the swim season. Don’t miss out on the new water toys scheduled to be installed this summer!
Admission is $3 for TOPS residents and $5 for all others, with kids 2 & under free. No reservations needed this, but limited availability will be available. Admission will be first-come, first-serve. Limit 140 visitors. 

Household Credits

Credits can now be applied at checkout. If you are still having issues applying a household credit, please email or give us a call at 419-882-8313, ext. 1004. 

Cell Phone Reservations - Need Help?

Are you using a cell phone to make your reservation? Click the three white lines in the top right-hand corner to access the dropdown box where you can access the tabs to Log In/Create A Profile, Make a Fossil Reservation under Programs. Need help? Call 419-882-8313, Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm. 

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