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Address: 13041 State Highway 104, De Soto, MO 63020-7000
Phone Number: +1 636-586-5768
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Petroglyphs, quaint hiking shelters and incredible Ozark overlooks define...

Petroglyphs, quaint hiking shelters and incredible Ozark overlooks define the Washington State Park experience. Easy access to the Big River makes the park great for swimming or fishing and the park’s three hiking trails address every type of hike, from easy strolls to power hikes. Buildings constructed by African-American Civilian Conservation Corps stonemasons complement the park and add to its sense of history.

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Quiet, clean, great hiking

Beautiful park. Took our 7 and 10 year olds for an afternoon of hiking and a BBQ dinner. We were slightly disappointed 1000 steps trail was closed (I assume due to flooding) but... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 May 2016
tamii23
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Waterloo, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We just bought a camper this year and we have been using it a lot in Washington state park. Very quiet state park.

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Thank Dljohner
Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Camp, swim, fish and hike. What's not to like. Most beautiful in the fall with all the trees turning. Just gorgeous! Camp ground is great and close to the pool. Or you can tent camp further away from the action. Lots of hiking trails and a fabulous lookout. Be careful there it's a big drop. Also do the 1000 steps... More 

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Thank Janalily
Festus, MO
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

This is a wonderful place to go for the day with lots of outdoor fun things to do. Make sure you visit the petroglyphs!

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Thank GendronsFestus_MO
st louis mo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

I haven't been to this pool since my Grandma brought my cousin and I in the 70's! It was every bit as much fun as I remembered it! I brought 4 kids, on my own, ages 4, 7, 7 and 10. Maybe it's that I had good kids but they were a breeze to handle by myself and not once... More 

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Thank shellakers
Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

We went here as part of our family vacation (2 adults and 2 teens). We stayed in one of the cabins (#7). The accommodations at the cabins are a bit rustic, but you have electricity, running water and a full kitchen. I think it's a bit expensive given the accommodations. The pool was nice to spend time at during the... More 

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Waterloo, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Beautiful park. Took our 7 and 10 year olds for an afternoon of hiking and a BBQ dinner. We were slightly disappointed 1000 steps trail was closed (I assume due to flooding) but were happily surprised to see that the opossum trail was just the right length for our kids (took us about 1hr 45mins with a couple outlook/water stops).... More 

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1 Thank tamii23
Saint Charles, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

We stayed in one of the cabins in the park. It is about the same price as a hotel. It was great. It was so quiet it almost made your ears hurt.

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1 Thank Linda D
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

A mom and 14 year old son talking laughing and bonding? It's not just an urban legend, I lived it myself LOL. I wanted to do tubes but the knowledgeable and NEW hosts of the concession told us that the current was slow and suggested kayaks or a raft. I figured with a raft he couldn't get away from me... More 

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1 Thank SarahHeartsMOParks
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

We walking the 1,000 Steps Trail. It was absolutely gorgeous with flowers blooming all around. There were Blood Root, Indian Paintbrush, and many others located on the hillside. I would highly recommend going here.

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1 Thank Rhonda W
Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Montana State Parks are free to visit & well kept. Washington State Park is a must see because of the Petroglyphs.

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