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Address: 13041 State Hwy. 104, De Soto, MO 63020
Phone Number: 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 starsReviewed May 30, 2016
tamii23
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Waterloo, Illinois
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Festus, MO
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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st louis mo
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267 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 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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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 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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21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 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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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 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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15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 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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55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 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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1 Thank Greta R
De Soto
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

This park is notoriously one place to avoid. It is not safe. I advise caution. It has a bad reputation for drug users. We took our dogs to the stream, or river area where shallow water was running and only stayed a little while. However neighbors have told us of many instances they have ran into difficult situations there. I... More 

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131 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

I went to the park with family to have a picnic lunch. We were disappointed that the day use area was closed. There were no signs and no obvious reason for it to be closed. We did picnic and look at the petroglyphs. It was a nice visit.

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