Visit Coyote's Fishnet

Coyote's Fishnet is the place where Coyote flung his fishnet up onto the hill on the south side of the Clearwater River according to nimí·pu· (Nez Perce) legend.

This page provides the information you need to plan your visit.

A brown interpretation sign with the words 'Coyote Fishnet' on it.
This is the sign for Coyote's Fishnet off of U.S. Highway 12.

NPS Photo

Getting to Coyote's Fishnet

Coyote's Fishnet sits on the hillside above the Clearwater River six miles east of Lewiston, Idaho. It is visible from a highway pullout on U.S. Highway 12.


  • Latitude/Longitude for Highway Pullout:
    46°26'30.54"N 116°53'34.27"W

Driving to Coyote's Fishnet

  • From Highway 128 in Lewiston, Idaho, take U.S. Highway 12 E/ Route 95 six miles east. The highway pullout will be on your right.
  • From the Nez Perce National Historical Park's visitor center, take U.S. Route 95 five miles east. Turn right onto Nez Perce Road and continue for half a mile. Take a slight left to merge onto U.S. Highway 12 E/ Route 95 S and continue for half a mile. The highway pullout will be on the right.
  • From Ant and Yellowjacket, take U.S. Highway 12 W / Route 95 N west for 3.6 miles. Turn right on Nez Perce road and contine around the loop for .6 miles. Take a slight left onto U.S. Highway 12 E / Route 95 S. The highway pullout will be on the right.

Nearby Airports

  • Lewiston, Idaho has a regional airport that is located 10 miles east of Coyote's Fishnet.
  • The communities of Moscow, Idaho and Pullman, Washington are both served by a regional airport that is approximately 40 miles north of the Coyote's Fishnet
  • Spokane International Airport is approximately 115 miles north of the Coyotoe's Fishnet and is the largest airport in the region.

Nearby Bus Stations

A Greyhound Bus Station is located in Lewiston, ID 6 miles west of Coyote's Fishnet.

Public Transportation

Public transportation is not available; however, car rentals may be available in each of the nearby communities with greyhound stations and airports.

Things to Do at Coyote's Fishnet

Explore the Site

Coyote's Fishnet is an affiliated site of the Nez Perce National Historical Park that is located on private property. A historical marker at the highway pullout tells the story of Coyote's Fishnet, and provides a view of the rock formation that the fishnet turned into. Please respect the land owner's property rights and do not climb the hillside where the rock formation is located.

Nearby Amenities

A  mountainside on a sunny day. The rock formation is said to be coyote's fishnet.

Coyote's Fishnet Legend

Read the nimí·pu· legend about Coyote's Fishnet.

Last updated: February 23, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Nez Perce National Historical Park
39063 US Hwy 95

Lapwai, ID 83540-9715


(208) 843-7009

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