All park sites closed on Thanksgiving (November 28), Christmas (December 25), and New Year's Day (January 1).
The 145th Anniversary Event Rescheduled
The 145th Anniversary Event on Sunday December 8, featuring Dr. Elliott West, has been rescheduled due to deteriorating weather conditions in Oklahoma.
The morning was still and bitter cold when cultures clashed. . . .
The site protects and interprets the setting along the Washita River where Lt. Col. George A. Custer led the 7th U.S. Cavalry on a surprise dawn attack against the Southern Cheyenne village of Peace Chief Black Kettle on November 27, 1868. The attack was an important event in the tragic clash of cultures of the Indian Wars era.
Fifth Annual A Window on Our World
Washita Battlefield partnered with the CADOE and the CATC to host A Window on Our World July 27.Read More
Washita Hosts Military Staff Rides
Officers from Ft. Leavenworth, Ft. Hood, and Ft. Sill bring soldiers to Washita to analyze tactics used during the battle.Read More
Dr Elliott West to Speak
Washita's 145th commemorative event features noted author Dr. Elliott West.Read More
Did You Know?
That Washita Battlefield is home to over 99 bird species, including the state bird of Oklahoma, the Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher, and the state game bird Wild Turkey.