• 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

Park Statistics

Acreage
Gross Area Acres for FY 2010 - 4,569
Gross Area Acres for FY 2009 - 4,569
Gross Area Acres for FY 2008 - 4,569
Gross Area Acres for FY 2007 - 4,569
Gross Area Acres for FY 2006 - 3,207
Gross Area Acres for FY 2005 - 2,495
Gross Area Acres for FY 2004 - 2,495
Gross Area Acres for FY 2003 - 2,495
Gross Area Acres for FY 2002 - 2,134

Visitation
Total Recreation Visits for FY 2010 - 190,847
Total Recreation Visits for FY 2009 - 176,238
Total Recreation Visits for FY 2008 - 207,250
Total Recreation Visits for FY 2007 - 225,568
Total Recreation Visits for FY 2006 - 155,802
Total Recreation Visits for FY 2005 - 152,396
Total Recreation Visits for FY 2004 - 176,821
Total Recreation Visits for FY 2003 - 204,471
Total Recreation Visits for FY 2002 - 194,715

Budget
FY 2010 Annual Budget: $2,688,000
FY 2009 Annual Budget: $1,999,000
FY 2008 Annual Budget: $1,958,000
FY 2006 Annual Budget: $1,916,000
FY 2005 Annual Budget: $1,778,000
FY 2004 Annual Budget: $1,730,000
FY 2003 Annual Budget: $1,738,000
FY 2002 Annual Budget: $1,736,000

Did You Know?

Tolo Lake

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.