Alerts & Conditions

Visiting Nez Perce National Historical Park During COVID-19

The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis. Based on guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, access to the park is as follows:


  • Nez Perce National Historical Park Spalding Visitor Center daily 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
  • Spalding picnic area and all trails and grounds.
  • All associated Nez Perce National Historical Park sites such as Buffalo Eddy, White Bird Battlefield, Weippe Prairie and Bear Paw Battlefield, etc.
  • While the open areas are accessible for visitors to enjoy, a return to full operations will continue to be phased and services are limited at some of the associated sites.

With public health in mind, the following facilities remain closed at this time:

  • Nez Perce National Historical Park archives research center library. Email requests for materials may be sent to ..

Tips for Visiting and Protecting the Park

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.

Last updated: July 26, 2020

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Mailing Address:

Nez Perce National Historical Park
39063 US Hwy 95

Lapwai, ID 83540-9715


(208) 843-7001

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