Basic Information

Weather in western Oklahoma can vary considerable. Winters can be mild to severe with ice storms being the biggest concern. Spring is usually short but pleasant although severe weather, including tornadoes, is still a possibility. Usually a strong breeze is associated with spring weather. Summers are brutally hot and visitors should be cautioned about spending any length of time in the heat. Falls are cool with a bitter wind.

Entrance Fees:

Fee Free Park - $0.00

There is no entrance fee to Washita Battlefield National Historic Site

Washita Battlefield National Historic Site Visitor Center

The ground of Washita Battlefield National Historic Site are open from sunrise to sunset. The visitor center is open 7 days a week from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. The visitor center is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day.


Today, as in 1868, the Washita River flows silently through the valley. The river banks are shaded by cottonwoods and sycamore and flanked with waving fields of grass. Ancient hills of red dirt rim the horizons. This peaceful setting offers us hallowed ground to contemplate this watershed event in our shared history, a place to find understanding, meaning, and perhaps healing in the wake of tragedy.

The visitor center is open 7 days a week. The overlook and trail are open daily from dawn until dusk. Visit Operating Hours & Seasons for more information.

Are you traveling with your pets?

For safety be sure you are ready for your visit.

Last updated: January 18, 2018

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Mailing Address:

18555 Hwy 47A, Ste. A
Cheyenne, OK 73628


(580) 497-2742

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