National Trails Day

6/3/2023 | Washington State Park | De Soto, MO

Petroglyph Tour – 2 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 who created them, and possible interpretations. Enjoy a short walk on a covered walkway with interpretive panels highlighting the cultural features.

Build a Hiking Kit – 4 p.m. at Thunderbird Lodge

Join us to build a hiking kit with essential you may need to use on the trail.

Bigfoot Hike – 7 p.m. at Campground Amphitheater

Does Bigfoot live in Washington State Park? There's only one way to find out! Listen to tales of Bigfoot at the amphitheater, and then go on a guided hike to see if you can spot him in the wild.

Event Time: 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.

This event is being held in conjunction with American Hiking Society's National Trails Day initiative. For more information about National Trails Day and to see other events being held in Missouri State Parks, click here.

Click here to read the news release.

Washington State Park is located at:

13041 State Highway 104, De Soto, MO | 636-586-5768

Associated activities

  • Hiking
  • Interpretive Programs