Chief Looking Glass's camp is the location of the July 1st battle of the Nez Perce Flight of 1877. This page provides the information you need to plan your visit.
Getting to Looking Glass' 1877 Camp
Looking Glass' 1877 Camp is about three miles east of Kooskia, Idaho, off of U.S. Highway 12.
Driving to Looking Glass' 1877 Camp
Things to Do at Looking Glass' 1877 Camp
Explore the Site
Looking Glass' Camp is an affiliated site of the Nez Perce National Historical Park. The site of the Looking Glass camp is now occupied by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s Kooskia National Fish Hatchery. A hiking trail along the Middle Fork of the Clearwater River at the hatchery tells the story of the attack on Chief Looking Glass’ village. The trail is very short, roughly 0.15 miles each way. There is also a historical marker that explains the attack on Looking Glass Camp at a highway pullout on the north side of the Middle Fork of the Clearwater River off U.S. Highway 12, three miles east of Kooskia, Idaho.
Nez Perce Trail Auto Tour
The Nez Perce National Historic Trail has developed auto tours with travel instructions for retracing the 1877 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 1 for more details about the the attack on Looking Glass' camp and other early events in the Nez Perce Flight of 1877.
Looking Glass' 1877 Campsite History
The Looking Glass Band joined the non-treaty Nez Perce on July 1, 1877, when their village was attacked by the U.S. Army.
Last updated: December 30, 2022