National Trails Day – Washington State Park

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Come out to Washington State Park on Saturday, June 4, to celebrate National Trails Day by participating in the following fun and informative activities.

Senior Stroll – 2 p.m. at Thunderbird Lodge

Join park staff for a senior stroll! We will take a leisurely hike on the base of 1,000 Steps Trail, starting at the Thunderbird Lodge. Enjoy the slowed-down pace of this walk, as staff members point out the natural and cultural features of the Big River Day-Use Area. This activity is open to everyone, not just seniors. The trail has a natural surface, but is mostly flat, and is about 0.5 mile in length.

Petroglyph Tour – 4 p.m. at Petroglyph Site

Washington State Park staff will offer a tour of the petroglyphs – the park’s history carved in stone! Learn about the Mississippian-era carvings, the culture and community that created them, and possible interpretations of the carvings. Enjoy a short walk on a covered walkway with interpretive panels highlighting the cultural features.

Hiking Safety and Night Hike – 7 p.m. at Campground Amphitheater

Park staff will present on the tips and tricks needed to hike safely at the Campground Amphitheater. Afterward, there will be a short night hike in the campground to practice the hiking safety tips.


Saturday   2:00 pm — 8:00 pm
13041 State Highway 104
De Soto, MO 63020

Additional Information

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