Alerts & Conditions



The National Park Service (NPS) is working service-wide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, access to Nez Perce National Historical Park is as follows:


  • All Park Sites, Picnic Areas and Trails
  • Restrooms at Canoe Camp in Orofino, ID
  • Restrooms at Heart of the Monster in Kamiah, ID
  • Restrooms at Whitebird Battlefield site in Whitebird, ID
  • Nez Perce National Historical Park Visitor Center is open Tuesday-Saturday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • As of July 27, 2021, the Visitor Center has a capacity limit of 56 people due to high COVID19 transmission rates in Nez Perce County.
  • As of July 28, 2021, in areas of substantial or high community transmission, agencies must require all Federal employees, onsite contractors, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask inside of Federal buildings.

  • Federal employees, onsite contractors, and visitors who are not fully vaccinated also need to continue to physically distance consistent with CDC guidance.
  • Nez Perce National Historical Park archives research center library by appointment only. Email requests for materials and appointments may be sent to .

While the listed areas are accessible for visitors to enjoy, a return to full operations will continue to be phased, and services may be limited. Consistent with CDC recommendations, people who are not yet fully vaccinated must continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces. The CDC has offered guidance to help people recreating in parks and open spaces prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health.

Air Quality

Over the last 30 years air quality has improved significantly in national parks and across the U.S. This is great news because parks need clean air. It is essential for the health of our visitors and employees, clean clear views of park scenery, and a healthy natural environment. But we also know that almost all national parks are still affected by air pollution. One way you can keep up with the changing air quality at Nez Perce National Historical Park is by checking our air quality monitoring of the outdoor conditions, as well as inside the Nez Perce National Historical Park Visitor Center.

Last updated: January 7, 2022

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Nez Perce National Historical Park
39063 US Hwy 95

Lapwai , ID 83540-9715


208 843-7001

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