Visit Lostine Campsite

At the junction of the Lostine and Wallowa Rivers is a traditional Nez Perce summer campsite where Old Chief Joseph died in 1871. This landscape has changed little from the days before the area was settled.

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


Getting to Lostine Campsite

Lostine Campsite about 12 miles west of Enterprise, Oregon, just off Oregon Highway 82 at the junction of the Lostine and Wallowa Rivers.


  • Latitude/Longitude:
    45°33'6.65"N 117°29'18.99"W

Driving to Lostine Campsite

From Enterprise, Oregon, travel west on Oregon State Highway 82 for 9.8 miles to the Lostine Campsite

Things to do at Lostine Campsite

Explore the Site

The confluence area is an Oregon State Wildlife refuge which remains undeveloped. The valley landscape is predominately agricultural, with grazing and cultivation on the flat bottom and grazing on the slopes away from the river. The southern view is a forested ridge, backed by the snowcapped peaks of the Wallowa Mountains.

Nearby Amenities

In the nearby town of Wallowa, there is the Wallowa Band Nez Perce Trail Interpretive Center which contains information on the Nez Perce culture and history.

The Lostine Campsite is located approximately 114 miles southwest of the Nez Perce National Historical Park's visitor center where further information is available.

In addition, Travel Oregon has a trip planning website for the state of Oregon and the Washington Tourism Alliance has a trip planning website for the state of Washington that will help you locate hotels, campgrounds, restaurants, and other amenities near the Lostine Campsite.

Last updated: February 2, 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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