Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do a get a copy of the park's brochure?
A: If you would like a copy of the brochure for Nez Perce National Historical Park, Big Hole National Battlefield, or Bear Paw Battlefield, send us an e-mail with your name and address and we can drop one in the mail.
Q: Does the park administer the Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) National Historical Trail?
A: No. This is managed by the U.S. Forest Service. Nez Perce National Historical Park, however, does manage some of the sites that the trail crosses. For more information, please visit the trail's website.
Q: Does the Nez Perce Tribe run the park?
Q: Can I go camping at any of the park's sites?
A: No. We do not have established campgrounds at any of the park's sites. You will find, however, many public and private campgrounds in close proximity to park sites.
Q: Can I reserve the picnic area at the Spalding site for a special event?
A: Yes. There is a portion of the picnic area that is reserved for special events. Please go to the picnic area page on the website and it will provide all of the information that you need to make a reservation.
Did You Know?
In 1994 the Idaho Fish and Game Department drained Tolo Lake, a site of Nez Perce National Historical Park, for a restoration project. In the lake bottom, six to eight Columbian mammoth skeletons were found. A replica skeleton is on display in Grangeville, Idaho