Special-Use Area

at Washington State Park

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shaded area with information kioskThe special-use camping area is designated for use by nonprofit organizations. Organized youth groups have priority. There are three sites, limited to 25 people each, for a total capacity of 75. Each site has a fire ring and picnic tables. Parking capacity for the area is 20 vehicles. This picnic tables under tall treesis a tent only area.

The rate for the special-use camping area is $2 per person, per night. Proof of tax exemption status is required or taxes will be added to the sale. 

Restrooms and potable water are available in this area during the on-season. The showerhouse is located in the main campground, approximately one-tenth of a mile from the special-use area. If this area is not reserved, it may be available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information about the special-use camping area and to make reservations, call the park office at 636-586-5768.

Park Hours


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Park Hours

For temporary closures related to weather, stewardship activities and maintenance, visit our Park and Site Status Map.

Park Grounds:

  • 7 a.m. to sunset, year-round.
  • November through March
    The roads to Shelter #1/CCC Ridge, the swimming pool, cabins and the Big River Day-Use Area (including Shelter #2/Big River Day-Use Area Shelter) are closed to vehicles. They are open to foot traffic.

Interpretive Center hours

Sunrise to sunset, year-round

Park Office hours

April through October

  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • Closed Saturday and Sunday

November through March

  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
  • Closed Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday and state holidays

Please note there may be times when the office is closed while staff are working in the park.