• Along the Washita - 1868 by Gene V. Dougherty

    Washita Battlefield

    National Historic Site Oklahoma

Washita Battlefield National Historic Site Announces Summer Interpretive Programs

Ranger giving a tour of Black Kettle's camp.

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News Release Date: May 17, 2012

Washita Battlefield National Historic Site will initiate its regularly scheduled summer interpretive talks and tours beginning Memorial Day weekend May 26, 2012. These programs will be held every Saturday and Sunday through the Labor Day weekend ending September 3. This includes Memorial Day and Labor Day.  Ranger guided tours will be scheduled at 10:00am and 2:00pm, and will start from the trailhead at the park overlook. Interpretive talks will be held at the park overlook at 11:00am and 3:00pm. Ranger talks and tours are also available by request or reservation during the weekdays.

The 1 ½ hour-long guided tour and walking trail is mainly undeveloped, consisting of a mowed grass/dirt surface and is uneven in some areas. The trail can become muddy during times of wet weather. Visitors are highly encouraged to wear sturdy walking shoes and bring supplies such as water, hat, jacket, insect repellant and sunscreen.

The programs are free to the public and no reservations are necessary. For further information please call 580-497-2742.

Did You Know?

Animal tracks in the snow.

Washita is an anglicized version of two Choctaw words “Owa Chito” meaning “Big Hunt.” Today it is pronounced Wash-i-taw.