Big Hole National Battlefield


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Big Hole National Battlefield:

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Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Big Hole National Battlefield

Address:PO Box 237
Wisdom, MT 59761

Phone:406-689-3155
Fax:406-689-3151
Web: www.nps.gov/biho/
Size: 1,011 acres.
Established: Established as Big Hole Battlefield National Monument on June 23, 1910; changed to Big Hole National Battlefield on May 17, 1963. In 1992, legislation incorporated Big Hole National Battlefield with Nez Perce National Historical Park, making it part of a unique park consisting of 38 different sites located in five states: Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.
Location:10 miles west of Wisdom, Montana, on state highway 43.
Facilities:Picnic area, visitor center, museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Guided tours and campfire programs (summer), hiking, fishing.
Special Features:Park memorializes the Nez Perce Indians, the soldiers of the 7th U.S. Infantry, and the Bitterroot Volunteers who clashed at the Battle of the Big Hole in August of 1877 -- a dramatic episode in the long struggle to confine the Nez Perce and other Indians to reservations.

See other parks in Montana.