The National Park Service is committed to making all practicable efforts to ensure NPS facilities, programs, services, and information accessible and usable by all of our visitors.
For Mobility Impairments:
For the Hearing Impaired:
Washita's film Destiny at Dawn is equipped with closed captioning and two (2) Listen Display Receivers--a halo hearing aid or an ear speaker.
For the Visually Impaired:
The visitor center and its restrooms are accessible. A cell-phone audio guide is available for the self-guided trail.
Service animals are allowed in National Park. For a description of a service animal, visit www.ada.gov/service_animals_2010.htm
Service animals are permitted both in the visitor center and on the trail. Owners are encouraged, but not required, to identify their working service animal, such as with a vest. This helps prevent unwarranted "dog on trail" complaints from other visitors. There are no plastic bags provided at trailheads for waste products, so please bring your own.
Did You Know?
As Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer and his men rode towards Black Kettle's camp, they endured four days of blizzard conditions. Several troopers were affected by the inclement weather, including field surgeons, Henry Lippincott and William Renicke, both of whom were stricken with snow blindness.