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Very Good State Park

We're frequent visitors of Washington State park, my favorite state park in the area, There's... read more

Reviewed November 5, 2017
Gerry S
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Festus, Missouri
Looking to have some water fun

Has a bbq pits for day use, stream that flows for kids to float and play in. Shaded area for... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2017
anitaf222
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Calvert City, Kentucky
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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...more
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13041 State Highway 104, De Soto, MO 63020-7000
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Reviewed August 13, 2018

This state park has beautiful scenery and overlook. It has a river access. The Lodge was closed for remodeling for unknown length of time, so there are no dining facilities in the park. It has a swimming pool, which is where the cabin concessions are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank U2729YGmichaelm
Reviewed November 5, 2017

We're frequent visitors of Washington State park, my favorite state park in the area, There's plenty of hiking, camping, swimming, and general use areas, as well as a swimming pool during summer hours. Today, my visit was to enjoy the fall colors...an annual event.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Gerry S
Reviewed August 30, 2017

Has a bbq pits for day use, stream that flows for kids to float and play in. Shaded area for sitting, or sit in sun on red gravel. Could most definitely spend the day here.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 28, 2017

Had a Senior who is limited on walking. We got a very nice view of the park and the Big River. Nice place to have a picnic.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed June 26, 2017 via mobile

If you like long or short hikes, this park is for you!!! The Big River allows for fishing or just a relaxing day on the water. There is a community pool, camping, tent spaces, canoe/kayak rentals, and shelters to rent for parties of any kind.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed May 9, 2017 via mobile

This is a very nice campground. The sites are large for a state park. There are lots of mature trees and plenty of grassy areas. The campground host was awesome! I think his name is James. He was friendly and helpful. He checked on us...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Red-Camper29
Reviewed April 26, 2017

People who know about Native American petroglyphs rate these as tops. Yet they're a stone's throw from the highway, under a canopy to give some protection from the elements. To reach them, you must drive into the state park, and wind your way, following the...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank Midwestadvocate
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

Currently at this park camping for the first time. A great spot just an hour south of St Louis. Many great sites backing to woods, clean bathrooms, paved pad with good gravel pads for the picnic table and fire pit. Float from upstream the parks...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank STLRoadGlide
Reviewed April 12, 2017

Green grass trees were just waking their leaves up... hiking was great along the Big river. Can hike up one of the steep areas for quite a burn as well. take a couple of lawn chairs to sit by the river or download the MO...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank RestorePrairies
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

There are several trails we hit there for weekly hikes. Enjoy being outside! Look forward to Sunday afternoon hikes with daughter and friends!

Date of experience: April 2017
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kav5002
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
New England road trip for 20 somethings (11 Replies)
Hello everyone! My husband and I are starting to plan a road trip from Philadelphia to Acadia National Park for fall 2016. We are looking for suggestions for towns/must see attractions to stop at along the way. We are in our late twenties, love breweries/nightlife and outdoor adventures. Also, our yellow lab will be coming with us so any suggestions for pet-friendly lodging/activities is appreciated as well! Possible stops on our list: Portland, Maine Mt Washington State Park,...More
December 29, 2015|
Response fromtheWinterMe|
Breweries, nightlife, dog friendly I would suggest Portsmouth, nh
sharchow
Melbourne, Australia
Itinerary Help (4 Replies)
Hi All Seeking your assistance as I will be traveling to NYC in July and I have a rough idea of what to do. But i'm getting a bit overwhelmed :) I will be traveling with three girlfriends. At this stage I have only workout sites, next step will be where to eat. Day 1 View Empire State Building - need to decide which observation deck to go up. TOTR or One New York Library Rockefeller Center - if we don’t up ESB go up TOTR - Radio city Music Hall Grand Central Terminal The Met ...More
May 19, 2015|
Response fromAynat62|
I think you've generally grouped things OK but a couple of observations... Good idea to look into restaurants after you've worked out your itinerary. It doesn't make sense to go to the One World Observation deck then go up to Washington Square Park then back down to Century 21. Unless your hotel is in the financial district? Then doing your shopping last near the hotel makes sense. The Met Museum is better to be teamed with your Central Park day. Though also going to MoMA as well...More
Copper G
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Itinerary advice please (7 Replies)
Hi there, I'll be in NY twice in May/June, for 1 full day at the end of May (stopover on the way to West coast) and 4 days at the end of June. My partner will be with me in May as we're going on a west coast road trip, I arranged for him to have a day in NY on the way there. I'll be solo in June. For our day together in NY I was looking to arrange Top of the Rock and go on the Staten Island ferry (is this the correct name for the ferry that goes around the Statue of Liberty from...More
May 01, 2014|
Response fromCopper G|
Thanks Ginny that's really helpful, I enjoyed reading your blog. Roosevelt Island seems a great place to be able to stand back and see all of the buildings in New York's skyline, definitely something I'd be interested in doing so I'll look into taking the tram there. Thanks again.