Celebrate CCC Company 1743

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In honor of Black History Month*, Washington State Park is celebrating the work of Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1743, an all-Black CCC company. Park staff will be available during this open house event at Thunderbird Lodge to discuss Company 1743’s contribution to the park, display historic photographs, and discuss historical record accounts of the company’s time at the park. Since Black History Month 2022’s theme is “Black Health and Wellness,” interpretive staff will lead a guided hike on 1,000 Steps Trail at 1 p.m. to support this initiative. This trail was built by Company 1743, and displays the group’s stonework and highlights the park’s natural resources. The hike is 1.25 miles long over a natural surface.

Please dress accordingly for this outdoor experience. All events are weather and conditions permitting and subject to change.

*This event was originally scheduled for February but was postponed due to inclement weather.


Saturday   10:00 am — 2:00 pm
13041 State Highway 104
De Soto, MO 63020

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
Partially Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
Smoking Allowed Outdoors Only