Archaeology Day at Washington State Park

Washington State Park staff will host its annual Archaeology Day in collaboration with the Three Rivers Chapter of the Missouri Archaeological Society. There will be booths, demonstrations and archaeology activities, including corn grinding, petroglyph necklaces, Native American games and demonstrations on flint knapping and atlatl throwing at Shelter #1/C.C.C. Ridge. At 1 p.m., the World Bird Sanctuary will present a program at the shelter. Then at 2 p.m., there will be a guided interpretive tour at the petroglyph site, across from Shelter #1/C.C.C. Ridge. The Friends of Washington State Park will also be selling concessions at this event. 

Activity Schedule:

10  a.m. -  3 p.m.   - Booths, Demonstrations, Archaeology Activities and Concessions
- Shelter #1/C.C.C. Ridge

1 p.m  - World Bird Sanctuary Program – Shelter #1/CCC Ridge

2 p.m. - Guided Petroglyph Tour – Petroglyph Site

Please note: 
While Washington State Park is a dog-friendly park, please no dogs or pets during the World Bird Sanctuary Program.

All events are weather and conditions permitting and subject to change.


Saturday   10:00AM — 03:00PM
13041 Route 104
De Soto, MO 63020

Additional Information

ADA Fully Compliant
Smoking Allowed Outdoors Only
Pets Are Not Allowed
Service Animals Welcome
Biking / Walking Trails

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