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Washington State Park

13041 State Highway 104, De Soto, MO 63020-7000
+1 636-586-5768
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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
,
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
,
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, 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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  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible10%
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“big river” (8 reviews)
“hiking trails” (6 reviews)
LOCATION
13041 State Highway 104, De Soto, MO 63020-7000
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+1 636-586-5768
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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.

Thank Gerry S
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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.

Thank anitaf222
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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.

Thank rollinsthomas
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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.

Thank rrteacherCadet
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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

1  Thank Red-Camper29
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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

2  Thank Midwestadvocate
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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

1  Thank STLRoadGlide
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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

1  Thank RestorePrairies
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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!

1  Thank Cathy J
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Reviewed September 30, 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.

Thank Dljohner
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