Laws & Policies
As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park.
It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. As a starting point, please visit our states website. PLEASE NOTE: Nez Perce National Historical Park has sites in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. http://www.usa.gov/Agencies/State_and_Territories.shtml is a web portal where you can find out the rules in each state where you find a park site.
Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances.
First Amendment Activities at Nez Perce NHP
Like all units of the National Park Service there is a place for First Amendment Activities in the park. Maps are available indicating First Amendment sites at Canoe Camp, East Kamiah and the upper and lower parts of Spalding. Please call the park at (208) 843-7001 for more information.
A colleciton of the appropriate laws and regulations that apply to Nez Perce National Historical Park (Adobe pdf, 42 KB).
Did You Know?
For centuries the Nez Perce used Tolo Lake or Tepalewam as a gathering place. In June, 1877 the Wallowa Nez Perce paused here before their final move to the Reservation. Brooding over past injustices, warriors raided homes on the Salmon River, precipitating events that would trigger the 1877 War.