Washington State Park

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Washington State Park

Location:9 miles south of DeSoto on Highway 21 in Washington County.
Facilities:26 basic campsites, 24 electric campsites, showers, special use area, 11 cabins, picnic sites, 2 picnic shelters, hiking and backpacking trails, swimming pool, canoe and raft rentals, boat ramp.
Activities:Camping, canoeing, rafting, river fishing, swimming, hiking, backpacking, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Park features include petroglyphs that are believed to have been made around AD 1000 and provide clues about the lives of prehistoric Indians that once inhabited this part of Missouri. Many of the buildings at the park were constructed by African-American Civilian Conservation Corps stonemasons during the 1930s, including stone steps that make up the 1,000 Steps Trail.
Address:13041 State Hwy 104
DeSoto, MO 63020

Web: www.mostateparks.com/washington.htm
Size: 2,148 acres.

See other parks in Missouri.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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Housed in the lower level of the Mount Washington State Park visitor center, the museum aims to explain the cold, wind, snow and ice to the 300,000 people who reach the summit by foot, car or cog railway each summer.
As the Washington State park system planned its centennial celebration, they recognized that geocaching could convey local park history while attracting paying visitors.
The new cell site reportedly improves Verizon Wireless voice and data coverage from just outside De Soto in southwest Jefferson county to the Washington county line, including the area along Missouri Highway 21 from Washington State Park to about Mothershead Road and also along Big River Heights Road from Dodson Lane toward the county border.
A widely published researcher with the Arkansas Archaeological Survey, Kwas uses artifacts and other evidence to document the past in an Arkansas town around which the Historic Washington State Park was created in 1973.
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The very first weekend that the Texas Eagle stopped in Hope, a couple from Chicago rode the train down to visit Washington State Park, located only eight miles away from the town.
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This is particularly true at Columbia Hills, a freshly renamed Washington state park where you'll find salvaged petroglyphs, new trails, a rock climbing area and a historic ranch.
Hiking, camping and picnicking opportunities are abundant at several parks in the area, such as Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Daisy State Park, Old Washington State Park, Millwood State Park, White Oak Lake State Park and Logoly State Park, a unique environmental education park.
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