Summer On-Season Kickoff

5/22/2020 to 5/24/2020 | Washington State Park | De Soto, MO

Friday, May 22
  • 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. – Discovery Table: Photo Scavenger Hunt – Campground Entrance
    Park interpretive staff will be launching a Washington State Park Photo Scavenger Hunt Contest for this weekend all about photography! Stop by the Discovery Table to pick up your scavenger hunt instructions. Prizes will be awarded Sunday, May 24 at Movie Night.
Saturday, May 23
  • 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. – Picture Perfect Petroglyph Tour – Petroglyph Site
    Join Washington State Park interpretive staff for a history lesson about the park's petroglyphs. Hotep Photography will be on hand to give tips on photographing these amazing cultural resources.
  • 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. – Nature Photography Hike – 1000 Steps Trail Trailhead
    Washington State Park interpretive staff will lead a guided nature hike about the signs of spring. During the hike, Hotep Photography will give advice on photographing nature. The hike will be on a natural-surface trail and will be about 1 mile.
  • 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. – Nature Photography 101 – Campground Amphitheater
    Representatives from Hotep Photography will give a presentation on nature photography. They will discuss helpful tricks and tips for photographing flora, fauna and natural landscapes; equipment and recommend settings; and how to best capture nature memories. 
Sunday, May 24
  • 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Petroglyph Tour – Petroglyph Site
    Join Washington State Park interpretive staff to learn how the park's history was "carved in stone" and see the amazing petroglyphs left behind.
  • 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. – Movie Night and Scavenger Hunt Contest Awards – Campground Amphitheater
    Washington State Park will present Movie Night to wrap up our weekend all about photography and visual media. Show to be determined. Awards will also be given out for the weekend's scavenger hunt contest. Top prizes to be awarded include a photo package from Hotep Photography, a free one-night camping coupon from Missouri State Parks or being featured in the Washington State Park Facebook page's cover photo for one month. There will also be general participation prizes.

Please dress accordingly for this outdoor experience. All events are weather and conditions permitting and subject to change. 

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

Associated activities

  • Hiking
  • Interpretive Programs