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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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Ozark Scenery and Ancient history for all minutes from St. Louis!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2014
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De Soto, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

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 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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st louis mo
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182 reviews 182 reviews
73 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We've been coming here for over 30 years. It's a nice place to hold family reunions or a nice place to enjoy a picnic and to swim. There are several walking trails and a place to swim either in a large concrete pool or in the river. I like to sit on the river bank just to watch the kids... More 

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Midwest US
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This park has cabins to rent. They are roomy, with nicely equipped living/dining areas, bedrooms, and baths and are clean on arrival. It's a great place to meet for a family reunion when your family is spread all over and members range from newborn to 90 year olds!! There are 9(?) cabins available, but if your family wants to occupy... More 

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DeSoto, Mo.
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We love this park and have been going here for over 28years now..We live in the town of desoto, mo. Our favorite thing is the pool and playground....but we also love the river and the trails. When you visit you MUST try the fried catfish sandwhich at the lodge or the concession stand...it is to die for....absolutely delicious ! The... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Lovely campgrounds. Upon arrival, Don the camp host was a friendly face, super helpful, and always had a smile on his face. Someone had set up camp on our reserved spot, and Don resolved the issue immediately. The campground was clean, showers and toilets (vault and flush) were very clean and always had toilet paper. If you want firewood, plan... More 

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De Soto, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

it is a great place to go with the family. We have gone with our kids and grand kids. There are trails, water, huge boulders to climb and great scenery. You can spend the day and take a picnic. There is also a playground area and a rangers building to go through.

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