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 postponed due to deteriorating weather conditions in Oklahoma.
Great Backyard Bird Count
Contact: Teresa Ezersky, 580-497-2742
Count for conservation! Washita Battlefield National Historic Site will once again participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), February 16 through Feb 18. This annual event, coordinated by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Audubon, and Canadian partner Bird Studies Canada, engages bird watchers and enthusiasts of all ages in counting birds.
This year, birders from all over the world will participate in the count to create a real-time snapshot of where birds are across the globe. Anyone can take part- from novice bird watchers to experts. Count birds for as little as 15 minutes or longer during this event.
The scheduled weekend activities will include a birding hike at the battlefield site led by a park ranger each morning, beginning at 9:00am. Meet the ranger at the visitor center for an orientation. An education corner with activities about birds will be available for kids of all ages. No reservations are required. Bring your binoculars, field guides, and camera and come join us! Afterwards, come back to the visitor center for hot chocolate.
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site protects and interprets the setting along the
Did You Know?
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site was established to protect, and interpret the site where at dawn on November 27, 1868 the Southern Cheyenne village led by Peace Chief Black Kettle was attacked by the 7th U.S. Cavalry under the command of Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer.