Pets in Parks

6/10/2023 | Washington State Park | De Soto, MO

Morning Dog Hike* – 10 a.m. at Thunderbird Lodge

Bring your friendly four-footed companions for a stroll along the bottom of 1,000 Steps Trail. Make sure to keep your dog on a leash and to pick up after it! Doggy bags will be provided.

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.

Dog Show* – 6 p.m. at Campground Amphitheater

Join us for a fun and inclusive dog show with multiple categories to win in, such as best fur, largest, smallest, best costume and more!

*Guests are required to abide by the park leash law and keep all dogs on a leash at all times. Only bring dogs that are comfortable and friendly around new people and animals, and be prepared to clean up after your dog if necessary. Complimentary doggie bags will be provided.

Event Time: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

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Washington State Park is located at:

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

Associated activities

  • Hiking
  • Interpretive Programs