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Park Animals: Habits and Habitats

7/6/2024 | Washington State Park | De Soto, MO

Petroglyph Tour – 2 p.m. at the 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 stroll on a covered walkway with interpretive panels highlighting the cultural features. Learn about the animals that have been memorialized in the stone.

"Habitats Show Habits" Hike – 4 p.m. in the Big River Day-Use Area

Join park staff for a lesser-known hike along the Big River Road as we look for evidence of animals and discuss how animals' behavior affects where they build their homes.

Reptile Rambles – 7 p.m. at the amphitheater

Learn about some of the snakes and lizards you may encounter at the park!

This event is free and open to the public, and there is no need to register. For more information, call the park office at 636-586-5768.

Click here to read the news release.

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

Washington State Park is located at:

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

Associated activities

  • Hiking
  • Interpretive Programs