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The Black Kettle National Grassland is located in western Oklahoma in Roger Mills County and come under the auspices of the Cibola National Forest. The Oklahoma portion contains about 30,700 acres while nearly 600 acres are located in Texas.

The Grassland is named in honor of the great Southern Cheyenne "Peace Chief" Black Kettle who, along with his entire village, was killed in a raid in 1868 by Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer. The location is commemorated as the Washita Battlefield National Historic Site which is just west of Cheyenne. The Black Kettle Museum is located here as well.

Three developed recreation areas, Skipout Lake, Spring Creek Lake and the Black Kettle Recreation Area, offer a variety of activities including camping, fishing, picnicking and wildlife viewing. In addition, the Washita River snakes its way through the area on its way to Foss Lake in Custer County.

The area produces oil and gas and provides grazing area for nearly 60 ranchers.

Location: Cheyenne Oklahoma

(Foss) B & K Bait House
(Cheyenne) Black Kettle National Grassland
(Weatherford) Crowder Lake
(Clinton) Foss Lake
(Canadian) Lake Marvin
(Foss) Marina Del Rey

06/25 Coming to The Cheyenne area