Red Flag Fire Warning
There is a Red Flag fire warning for western Oklahoma and a Burn Ban in Roger Mills County currently in effect until further notice.
12-22-08 Washita Battlefield National Historic Site Holiday Schedule
Washita Battlefield National Historic SiteHoliday Schedule
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site visitor center will be closed on Christmas Day, December 25 and on Friday, December 26. President Bush has issued an executive order declaring December 26 a holiday for federal workers. So, plan ahead and do your holiday shopping in the visitor center bookstore by Wednesday, December 24! The Western National Parks Association bookstore has outstanding gifts and stocking stuffers for the Christmas season.
The park visitor center will re-open on Saturday, December 27. The visitor center will be closed again on January 1, 2009, re-opening on January 2.
The park staff wishes to thank the community for its wonderful support during the 140th Anniversary of the Washita events on December 4, 5, and 6. During these three days more than 500 students and visitors attended the programs.
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, the Wild Turkey.