Mission Point

St. Paul's Mission
St. Paul's Mission, Indian Mission originally built in 1847; Rebuilt in 1939.

NPS Photo / A.Sadlo


Mission Point

On a bluff overlooking the former Kettle Falls, Mission Point is one of the richest and concentrated points of history in the Pacific Northwest with over 9,000 years of continuous human presence. St. Paul’s Mission, an Indian Jesuit Mission orginally built in 1847 and reconstructed in 1939, stands watch. The point also contains several points including native culture and Fort Colvile, a Hudson's Bay fur trading post.

Mission Point is open to the public year round. St. Paul's Mission is open and self-guided however it is NOT wheelchair accessible. Explore the point and the Ponderosa Pine forest on a 1/4 mile self-guided, walking trail. The trail is easy, relatively flat, and unpaved.

A cell phone ranger audio tour is available and provides information about each point of interest.

Stop by the Kettle Falls Information Center to see historic pictures and exhibts.



From Kettle Falls, WA, travel north on US HWY 395 for approximately 3 miles. Turn right onto St. Paul’s Mission Road. Drive past the Kettle Falls Historical Center and onto a dirt road. This road goes for ¼ mile until it reaches a dead end.


Seasonally, rangers give guided walks about the history, culture, and nature of the Kettle Falls area. Check here for upcoming programs.


Last updated: March 4, 2021

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