Buffalo Eddy

Buffalo Eddy Petroglyphs, Washington / Idaho USA

Long before Europeans or Americans first set foot in this country, the Nez Perce left behind vivid evidence of their association with this land. On either side of an eddy formed by a series of sharp bends in the Snake River, are densely grouped clusters of petroglyphs and pictographs. Known as Buffalo Eddy, the unique petroglyphs contain hundreds of distinct images that possibly date from as early as 4,500 years ago.

Buffalo Eddy Petroglyphs are part of the Nez Perce National Historic Site. Plan your visit here.