Students practice skills with a cultural demonstrator during Coyote Camp.
Students practice skills with a cultural demonstrator during Coyote Camp.

NPS / Luke Martin

Big Hole National Battlefield

Coyote Camp

Coyote Camp is Big Hole's premier education program for school groups. During this fun, interactive, educational experience students rotate through activity stations on the battlefield and with various cultural demonstrators. Coyote Camp is offered during one week only in late May. Each school group reserves a one day slot from 10am to 3pm. Schools who want to get the highest quality educational experience out of their visit are encouraged to attend Coyote Camp.

2018 Coyote Camp dates and other information will be announced in early 2018. Please stay tuned!


Reservations for Other Education Programming at the Battlefield

Due to limited staffing, we are no longer able to offer private tours or programs to schools or homeschool groups. However, all groups who are not able to participate in Coyote Camp are welcome to watch the park film, hike the trails, puruse the visitor center, and participate in regularly scheduled battlefield tours and ranger programs.


Bear Paw Battlefield

Reservations are required for school groups who would like a ranger to visit their classroom or lead a guided tour of the battlefield. Educational programs can be tailored for any age group and topics can range from introductions to the Nez Perce people and culture to the Nez Perce War of 1877. Educators and organized groups please call (406) 357-3130 or email us to make arrangements.

Groups that arrange a tour of the battlefield are encouraged to also visit the Blaine County Museum to view the multimedia presentation “40 Miles to Freedom.” Please contact the Blaine County Museum at (406) 357-2590 for more information.

Last updated: August 15, 2017

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P.O. Box 237
Wisdom, MT 59761


(406) 689-3155

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