Camas Meadows is the location of the August 20th battle of the Nez Perce Flight of 1877. In an effort to slow General Oliver O. Howard down following the attack at Big Hole, a small group of Nez Perce warriors raided Howard's camp at night to steal horses and upset his advance.
This page provides the information you need to plan your visit.
Getting to Camas Meadows
The Camas Meadows Battle Sites are located 32 miles east of Dubois, Idaho.
Driving to Camas Meadows
Nearby Bus Stations
Public transportation is not available; however, car rentals may be available in each of the nearby communities with airports.
Things to Do at Camas Meadows
Explore the Site
Camas Meadows is an affiliated site of the Nez Perce National Historical Park that is located on private property. It consists of two sites: General Oliver O. Howard’s Camp Calloway and Captain Randolph B. Norwood’s Encounter Site.
Nez Perce Trail Auto Tour
The staff at the Nez Perce National Historic Trail have developed auto tours with travel instructions for retracing the route of the Nez Perce along with maps, graphics, and details about the confilct at sites you can see along the way. Download Auto Tour 5 for more details about the Nez Perce route after they left the Big Hole, the battle at Camas Meadows, and their route between the battle and Yellowstone.
Camas Meadows History
On August 20, 1877, the Nez Perce were able to steal more than 200 of the Army's pack horses and mules, halting the Army's advance.
Last updated: March 4, 2023