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JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JULY 29, 2022 – Guests at Washington State Park are invited to join a special overnight opportunity to view the Perseids meteor shower beginning Friday, Aug. 12.

For this overnight event, guests will camp in the park’s Big River Day-Use Area near shelter #2. From 6 to 9 p.m., interpretive team members from the park will present meteor-themed activities, while Edg-Clif Vineyard of Potosi will provide limited free samples of wine to adults ages 21 and over.

This camping area is for tents only, with each site accommodating up to six people and one vehicle. There will be designated camping sites, with amenities including pit latrine restrooms, potable water and group fire pits. Individual campfires are not allowed, nor are RVs or generators. The area does not have flush toilets or electricity. Checkout from the area is 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13.

Advance reservations are required and can be made by calling 636-586-5768, or online at and search for events at Washington State Park. There is a $10 nonrefundable fee per campsite registration.

Washington State Park is located at 13041 State Highway 104 in De Soto. For more information, call 636-586-5768.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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