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.
National Public Lands Day
Washita Battlefield National Historic Site to Celebrate National Public Lands Day
On September 29, 2012, all 397 National Park units will join together to encourage the public to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis states, "National Public Lands Day reminds all of us of the vast and diverse nature of America's open spaces, from small neighborhood parks to large national parks and the importance of each one."
National Park sites will waive entrance fees to commemorate this special day. Washita Battlefield National Historic Site's Western National Parks Association (WNPA) bookstore, will offer a 15% discount on all merchandise on Saturday, September 29th. This includes an additional 15% off on all sale and clearance items already marked down!
The National Park Service will also waive entrance fees from November 10-12 in commemoration of Veterans Day.
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.