• Nez Perce National Historical Park. Front Page banner photograph is of Heart of the Monster, an ancient place where the Nez Perce creation story originates. The secondary page photograph is of Nez Perce beadwork.

    Nez Perce

    National Historical Park ID,MT,OR,WA

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?

A: No. The park is managed by the National Park Service, however, the Nez Perce Tribe is one the park's key partners. Tribal members work at the park and the Tribe is consulted whenever the park embarks on a major project.

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?

Canoe Camp. At the end of September, 1805, the expedition built canoes here for the last leg of their journey to the Pacific.

Nez Perce National Historical Park has three sites used by the Lewis and Clark expedition - the Weippe Prairie (1805), Canoe Camp (1805), and Long Camp (1806). The Lolo Trail, the ancient travel route used by the expedition in 1805 and 06 is also included as a park site.