• 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

Nez Perce National Historical Park Sites

Nez Perce National Historical Park is a non-traditional National Park site. The park tells a story about a people that is spread over a large geographic area.

The park has thirty-eight sites in four states - Idaho, Oregon, Montana, and Washington. A park map is available through the link to the right and can be used in conjunction with this list. Comprehensive trip planning information is also available on this website.

Many of the park sites listed are hyperlinked to other pages in the website with further information. We work closely with the Nez Perce (Nee-Me-Poo) National Historic Trail. White Bird, Big Hole, Canyon Creek, and Bear Paw battlefields are linked by the trail.

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.