Great American Campout

6/23/2017 to 6/25/2017 | Washington State Park | De Soto, MO

  • 7 p.m. - S'more Tails - Campground Amphitheater
    Join Washington State Park interpretive staff for s'mores at the amphitheater and share your favorite story about Missouri State Parks. Approximately one hour.
  • 2 p.m. - Petroglyph and Glade Tour - Petroglyph Site
    Discover the ancient secrets of the park petroglyphs and the habitat of the adjoining glade. Washington State Park interpretive staff will lead this guided tour for all ages. Approximately one hour.
  • 4 p.m. - Park History Stroll – Thunderbird Lodge
    Take a stroll through history! Washington State Park interpretive staff will lead a guided stroll to view the historical features of the park. The stroll will take place over approximately 1 mile on both moderate difficulty and paved trail. Approximately one hour.
  • 7 p.m. - Camping Safety – Campground Amphitheater
    Do you know how to camp? What gear should you bring? Join Washington State Park interpretive staff to learn about camping safety. Approximately one hour.
  • 8 p.m. -  Moonlight Ramble Hike – Campground Amphitheater
    Under the light of the moon, join park staff for a moonlit ramble hike.  Approximately one hour.
  • 7 a.m. - Bird Walk – Thunderbird Lodge
    Join Washington State Park staff as they look for these winged creatures – singing, resting and flying.  Approximately one hour.
  • 9 a.m. – Nature Hour – Campground Amphitheater
    Washington State Park staff will lead an activity filled nature hour at the campground amphitheater.  Approximately one hour.

This weekend of events is being held in conjunction with the national Great American Campout, sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation. Click here for more information and other related events throughout Missouri state parks.

13041 State Hwy. 104, De Soto, MO | (636) 586-5768

Associated activities

  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Interpretive Programs