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JEFFERSON CITY, MO, MAY 12, 2022 – Summer will be here soon and Washington State Park wants to help make the transition fun and educational during a weekend of special activities. 

Saturday, May 28

  • 2 p.m. – Petroglyph Tour: Join the interpretive team to learn how the park’s history was carved in stone and see the amazing petroglyphs early inhabitants left behind. Meet at the petroglyph site.
  • 4 p.m. – Summer Stroll: Starting at the 1,000 Steps Trail trailhead, interpretive team members will lead a summer stroll along the base of the 1,000 Steps Trail to view and discuss seasonal flora and fauna.
  • 7 p.m. – S’mores and Campfire Stories: Meet at the amphitheater and enjoy s’mores and listen to nature stories.

Sunday, May 29

  • 2 p.m. – Petroglyph Tour: This will be a repeat of Saturday’s tour.

This event is being held in conjunction with the National Park Trust’s Kids to Parks Day. For more information about Kids to Parks Day and to see a complete list of associated events at Missouri State Parks, visit

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

For more information on Missouri state parks and historic sites, or to view the Park and Site Status Map, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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