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Big Hole National Battlefield

Area

Overview

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  • Size

    977.35 acres

Contact Information

Stewardships

Description

On August 9, 1877 gun shots shattered a chilly dawn on a sleeping camp of Nez Perce. By the time the smoke cleared on August 10, almost 90 Nez Perce were dead along with 31 soldiers and volunteers. Big Hole National Battlefield was created to honor all who were there.

Allowed Activities
Biking
Fishing
Guided Tours
Hiking
Snowshoeing
Wildlife Watching
Good For
Wheelchairs
Hearing Impaired
Families
Visually Impaired

Additional Information

Entrance Fees

Entrance fee is $0.00.

Big Hole is fee free!

Directions

Big Hole National Battlefield is located on Highway 43 ten miles west of the town of Wisdom in southwestern Montana. Bear Paw Battlefield is located on Route 240 sixteen miles south of the town of Chinook in north-central Montana.

Weather

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. Wisdom has a humid continental climate.