• Along the Washita - 1868 by Gene V. Dougherty

    Washita Battlefield

    National Historic Site Oklahoma

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  • Parking Lot Repaving Project

    The Visitor Center parking lot and the Overlook parking lots will be repaved on Monday, September 29. These areas will still be accessible to the public, however, traffic flow may change during the project. Please be aware during your visit.

Nearby Attractions

Metcalfe Museum, Durham, OK: Experience life and times in the Washita Valley through the eyes of the "Sagebrush Artist" Augusta Metcalf. View Augusta's artwork and other contemporary works at the Metcalfe Museum. The museum is open from Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 until 5:00. The museum will be closed from December 1 through February 29. Directions and other information can be found by calling the museum at (580) 655-4467 or checking out their website at: http://www.metcalfemuseum.org/

Washita National Wildlife Refuge, Butler, OK: This 8200- acre refuge has attractions for everyone. Some include, wildlife watching and photography, hiking, hunting, fishing, and boating. While there is no camping on the refuge just a few miles south is Foss State Park. More information can be found on their website: http://www.fws.gov/southwest/ . Once there click on the word Oklahoma just underneath the main picture.

Foss State Park, Foss, OK: This state park features, camping and RV sites, picnicking, boating, swimming, playgrounds, hiking, buffalo viewing area , and mountain biking. Information on activity fees and directions, contact the park office at 580-592-4577 or visit: www.oklahomaparks.com

Flying W Ranch, Sayre, OK: At this guest ranch you can see what it is like to live and work on a ranch in the Wild West. Their attractions include trail and wagon rides, western museum, historic buffalo sites, and lodging and camping. Also be sure to check out Sassy's Cafe open Tuesday- Sunday 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. For directions and more information follow the link: http://www.flyingwonline.com/Flying_W_Guest_Ranch_Directions.htm

Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce, Cheyenne, OK: Check out all the local attractions, including restaurants, parks, museums, and even upcoming local events. For more information please call (580) 497-3318

National Route 66 Museum, Elk City, OK: At this museum you can check out the history of the most famous road in the United States. Located in Elk City, this museum features exhibits, memorabilia, and other great attractions. For directions to the museum visit:http://www.elkcitychamber.com/museums

Did You Know?

Camp Supply 1869

Camp Supply, Indian Territory, was established November 1868, to support General Philip Sheridan's winter campaign against the Southern Plains Indians. Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer and the 7th U.S. Cavalry left this camp to search for and engage "hostiles" reported to be in their winter camps along the Washita River. This historic post is located 13 miles north of Woodward, Oklahoma on Highway 183.