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A visit to Washington State Park is sure to be a memorable experience for anyone. A favorite attraction here are the Indian rock carvings found in the park. These carvings, or petroglyphs, are believed to have been made around A.D. 1,000 and give clues to the lives of the prehistoric Indians who once inhabited this part of Missouri. Washington State Park retains many of its original buildings constructed in a rustic architectural style in the 1930s by African-American Civilian Conservation Corps stonemasons. In addition to a lodge, there are quaint stone hiking shelters, a picnic pavilion, and the beautifully laid stone slabs that make up the 1,000 Steps Trail. The three hiking trails at Washington State Park provide every experience, from an easy stroll with bluff-top views of the river to a vigorous excursion through 10 miles of rugged Ozark terrain. Park visitors also can enjoy camping, fishing and swimming -- in a modern pool, or in the Big River. Available for rental are canoes and comfortable cabins with fully-equipped kitchens. Come and see for yourself why the area now known as Washington State Park has been attracting visitors for nearly a thousand years.

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2 months ago

Moderately rugged trail. There is a hidden cave off the track worth visiting.

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2 months ago

I just found this gem after moving to Jeff Co. I dont find the difficulty very hard as my 3 year old did the hike pretty quickly and with more ease than most hikes we usually do. We did the hike mid March and it was still very beautiful.

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