Iwetemlaykin State Heritage Site

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Iwetemlaykin State Heritage Site
Oregon State Heritage Site
Pond at Iwetemlaykin State Heritage Site.jpg
Knight's Pond at Iwetemlaykin
Name origin: Nez Perce for "at the edge of the lake"
Country United States
State Oregon
District Wallowa County
Coordinates 45°20′30″N 117°13′25″W / 45.34167°N 117.22361°W / 45.34167; -117.22361Coordinates: 45°20′30″N 117°13′25″W / 45.34167°N 117.22361°W / 45.34167; -117.22361
Area 62 acres (25 ha)
Founded 2009
Management Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
For public Yes
Visitation Year-round
Easiest access Oregon routes 82 and 351
Location of Iwetemlaykin State Heritage Site in Oregon
Website: Iwetemlaykin State Heritage Site

Iwetemlaykin State Heritage Site, a public park in the U.S. state of Oregon, is on the south edge of Joseph, along Oregon Route 351. Its name comes from the Nez Perce place name, Iwetemlaykin (pronounced ee-weh-TEMM-lye-kinn), which means "at the edge of the lake". The park, near Wallowa Lake, is adjacent to one of the 38 sites of the Nez Perce National Historical Park, the site of the Old Chief Joseph grave and cemetery.[1]

Established in 2009, the park lies on 62 acres (25 ha) of land in an area that was once part of the homeland of the Nez Perce. Park amenities include a walking trail, Knight's pond, wildlife watching, native plants, views of the Wallowa Mountains, parking, and a restroom.[1]

Iwetemlaykin State Heritage Site monument and reader boards

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  1. ^ a b "Iwetemlaykin State Heritage Site". Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. Retrieved September 18, 2010. 

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