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.
Picnic Area Reservations
Nestled among the trees of the Spalding Memorial Arborteum, there is a site than can be reserved for wedding receptions, family reunions, or large gatherings. Reservations are available on a first come/first serve basis for groups of 40 or more people.
There is no fee or deposit required to use the site. Reservations must be made at least one week in advance of the event. Please call the park at (208) 843-7009 to see what dates are available. You can also send an inquiry through e-mail.