• Along the Washita - 1868 by Gene V. Dougherty

    Washita Battlefield

    National Historic Site Oklahoma

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  • Parking Lot Repaving Project

    The Visitor Center parking lot and the Overlook parking lots will be repaved on Monday, September 29. These areas will still be accessible to the public, however, traffic flow may change during the project. Please be aware during your visit.

Mammals

Mammals of Washita Battlefield NHS (Left: Ground Squirrel, Top Right: Porcupine in a Tree, Bottom Right: Armadillo)

Mammals of Washita Battlefield NHS (Left: Ground Squirrel, Top Right: Porcupine in a Tree, Bottom Right: Armadillo)

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The following mammal species have been confirmed to inhabit or utilize Washita Battlefield NHS: American Badger, Armadillo, Beaver, Bobcat, Cave Myotis (a bat), Coyote, Deer Mouse, Hispid Cotton Rat, Eastern Cottontail, Hispid Pocket Mouse, Least Shrew, Northern Grasshopper Mouse, Opossum, Ord's Kangaroo Rat, Pocket Gopher, Porcupine, Racoon, Southern Plains Woodrat, Striped Skunk, Thirteen-lined Ground Squirrel, Western Harvest Mouse, White-footed Mouse, White-tailed Deer.

Did You Know?

Indian Blanket

According to legend, the Great Spirit created the Indian Blanket to honor an Indian artisan. Also known as the Firewheel, this state wildflower of Oklahoma can be found while walking the trail at Washita Battlefield National Historic Site.