Picnic Area Reservations

Nestled among the trees of the Spalding Memorial Arborteum, there is a site than can be used for wedding receptions, family reunions, or other large gatherings. Permits are available on a first come/first serve basis for groups of 25 or more people. A permit does not grant exclusive use of the site. It will not be closed to public access during the event. There is no fee or deposit required to use the site. Applications must be submitted at least one week in advance of the event. Please call the park at (208) 843-7001 to see what dates are available. You can also send an inquiry through e-mail. More information about the permitting process can be found on the Special Use Permits page.

Other considerations:

  • Barbeque grills are provided. If you use your stoves, please take care to avoid damaging the picnic table tops.
  • There are are recycling containers located in the reservation area. Please separate your trash and recycle what you can in the appropriate containers.
  • Electricity is not available.
  • Large vehicles such as recreational vehicles or buses are cautioned to carefully use the limited turn around space that is available.
  • Digging and the use of metal detectors is not allowed anywhere in the park.

Spalding Cemetery

The National Park Service cooperates with the Nez Perce Tribe in the maintenance and care of this cemetery.

Burial sites are sacred to the Nez Perce, therefore all visitors are expected to respect the cemeteries within Park boundaries. Visitation is allowed at the Spalding Cemetery but you are asked by the Nez Perce not to stand on marked graves, take rubbings from headstones or touch memorial items left on the graves. Eating, drinking, or any type of recreational activity within the cemetery is considered inappropriate behavior.

Last updated: September 14, 2020

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Nez Perce National Historical Park
39063 US Hwy 95

Lapwai, ID 83540-9715


208 843-7001

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