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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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24 days ago

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1 month ago

I really enjoyed this hike. Covers a large portion of the park. Pretty scenery...

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1 month ago

Pretty decent hill at the beginning, nice overlook area but a lot of the trail is near the sounds of civilization; swimming pool, roads, tractors.

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Great trail! Definitely keep a close eye on any little ones you bring though. The rocks can be very slippery and there are some steep drop offs. The views are beautiful from the lookout!

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Terrain fairly rugged. Lots of steps and incline. Not easy!

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