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7/13/2024 | 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 some of the predators you can see depicted in the petroglyphs and on the glade.

Big Cats in Missouri – 4 p.m. in the Big River Day-Use Area

Learn about the mountain lions and bobcats that call Missouri home. View a life-size display, and learn more about these cats' lives!

Bear Aware – 7 p.m. at the amphitheater

Join park staff for an interactive program about bears in Missouri. Listen to stories about bear sightings, and learn about bear behavior. Find out what you should do if you ever encounter one of these large, furry mammals, and learn how to bear bag if you're camping in bear country.

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.

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

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Washington State Park is located at:

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

Associated activities

  • Interpretive Programs