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Address: 13041 State Hwy. 104, De Soto, MO 63020
Phone Number: 636-586-5768
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Description: 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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Just as we remember, almost.

State parks have volunteer campground hosts. The site is free and in exchange, they keep an eye out and track registrations. We made reservations online, paid in advance... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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St. Louis, Missouri
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St. Louis, Missouri
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89 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

State parks have volunteer campground hosts. The site is free and in exchange, they keep an eye out and track registrations. We made reservations online, paid in advance, including an additional $8.00 registration fee. The host stopped by after we were settled to tell us to stop up at his site to check in. He is provided a fancy side... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Hiked the Rockywood trail and had a great time. It's was a little muddy and slippery the day we went, but other than that, that trail was moderate to easy. And very beautiful! There are a few different trails and many great scenic spots. The park has everything to offer. A pool, a restaurant, trails, a beach with river access,... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We just landed in Washington State Park by chance on the way back to St Charles from Ste Genevieve. What a gem of a park. It was 4th of July, so we expected it to be busy, but it wasn't overhwleming -- just pleasantly 'festive." We LOVED looking at the petroglyphs -- one of only two locations in Missouri. They... More 

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De Soto, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My kids and I go there to go play at the Big river and go to Thunderbird Lodge to get hand dipped icecream !!! I also got married there in 2007 at the Stone pavilion which is beautiful !!! Its just south a little bit from Desoto on Hwy 21 cant miss it !! And they have a nice in... More 

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St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We rented a one bedroom, pet friendly cabin in Washington state park. We absolutely loved this rental. This was a good happy medium between camping and hotel living. The cabins have that rustic feel (smelled cabin-ey) yet with modern conveniences such as a kitchen, update bath and living area. We grilled out on the outdoor grill and had a fire... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Beautiful park is a jewel! Hiking trails lead to two different overlooks, one with a stone gazebo and another stone shelter. There is a small path that leads to a small cave from the gazebo. Another trail is called 1,000 steps with stone steps that were set during the 1930's. Great place to hike, jog, swim. Check out the nice... More 

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De Soto, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A little known gem in the Missouri State Parks system (well - "little known" outside the confines of Jefferson County). A great place for an afternoon of strolling through a great mixtures of the microcosms of Missouri nature- glades, wooded hills, river flood plain, dolomite cliffs! There are at 3 great walking trails (one a little more the physically fit... More 

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Belleville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Washington State Park is a hidden treasure. Who knew that such a beautiful park, campground, river and trails is so close to St. Louis, MO. We stayed here several times over the summer in the electric sites. each time was for just a few days but would have stayed longer if we had full hook-ups. We stayed July, August and... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Being from the city, we don't tend to get harassed without reason too often by law enforcement officers, because there's actual crime to fight. When we take family camping trips we're also not used to encountering park rangers who aren't welcoming and helpful. This is not what you will find at Washington State Park. It's a beautiful place and seemingly... More 

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St. Louis, Missouri
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89 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We recently camped here in a travel trailer. The site had electric hook up. The park is in close proximity to St. Louis and we could watch all local television stations with our antenna. Many state parks have no cell service but we found LTE still worked on our ipad. The pool is very clean and the staff is friendly.... More 

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