• Along the Washita - 1868 by Gene V. Dougherty

    Washita Battlefield

    National Historic Site Oklahoma

Accessibility

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:

  • Visitor Center The Visitor Center is fully wheelchair accessible, and also houses one wheelchair for visitor use if needed. This wheelchair is not suitable for the self-guided trail.
  • Self Guided Trail The trail at the battlesite is an unimproved trail and is not ABA Compliant. The trail is a 1 1/2 mile mowed section of a native grasslands prairie. Some motorized wheelchairs have been able to take the trail, but this is left up to the users discretion. The park offers one (1) motorized electric car that seats three (3) people and a ranger and can be used on the trail. The electric car is subject to availability.
  • Overlook The battlesite overlook is not wheelchair accessible. The overlook does have a vault bathroom.
  • Dust and Fire Trail The Forest Service Dust and Fire Trail around the building is 1/2 of a mile and has a smooth surface. The visitor center wheelchair is available to use on the Dust and Fire Trail upon request. The trail is not ADA approved.
 

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:

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?

NPS Arrowhead and USFS Badge

Washita Battlefield Visitor Center is also home to Black Kettle National Grasslands. Black Kettle National Grasslands, a unit of the U.S. Forest Service, works along side the National Park Service to help maintain and care for Washita Battlefield National Historic Site.