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.
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 Cultural Heritage 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?
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.