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Steptoe Battlefield State Park

Basics
Location:
Located on the outskirts of Rosalia in Whitman County
Type:
State Parks

Description

Steptoe Battlefield is a four-acre, day-use park in Rosalia. This is the site on May 17, 1858, where Lt. Col. E.J. Steptoe led 159 American soldiers in a running fight with a large band of Spokane, Palouse and Coeur D'Alene Native Americans. The American soldiers beat off a series of attacks until night halted the battle. With ammunition almost gone and facing disaster, Lt. Col. Steptoe and his men retreated with their wounded and under the cover of darkness to Fort Walla Walla.A vehicle parking permit is no longer required for day visits.

Hours + Fees

Hours:

The park is open year round. Summer: 6:30 a.m. - duskWinter: 8 a.m. - dusk

Season:
Year-round

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

Steptoe Battlefield is located on the outskirts of Rosalia in Whitman County.South on Highway 195: Take the exit at milepost 63 (Highway 271 Rosalia/Oakesdale), turn right towards Rosalia. Turn right onto Seventh St., turn right onto Josephine Avenue, then turn right onto Summit Avenue to the park entrance.North on Highway 195: Take the exit at milepost 62 (Highway 271 Rosalia/Oakesdale), turn left towards Rosalia. Turn right onto Seventh St., turn right onto Josephine Avenue, and then turn right onto Summit Avenue to the park entrance.

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