WASHINGTON STATE PARK ROAD
Petroglyphs, quaint hiking shelters and incredible Ozark overlooks define the Washington State Park experience. Easy access to the Big River makes the park great for swimming or fishing. Hikers can choose from three rugged hiking trails. Buildings constructed by African American Civilian Conservation Corps stonemasons complement the park and add to its sense of history.
Washington State Park offers basic and electric campsites and a special-use camping area. For a little extra space, try the park's family campsite. Two playgrounds and an amphitheater with accessible seating are also located in the campground area.
During the on-season, bundled firewood, bagged ice and other convenience and souvenir items are available for purchase at the park store.
You are now able to reserve your Missouri State Parks campsite up to 12 months in advance, expanding from the previous six-month window. Reservations may be made by calling toll free 877-ICampMO 877-422-6766.
Washington State Park offers one, two, and three-bedroom housekeeping cabins. The cabins have kitchens, full baths, heating, and air-conditioning. The cabins are also equipped with bedding/linens, towels and kitchen utensils. Exterior amenities include outside grills, fire pits and picnic tables. The cabins are open April through October.
Infants and children count as occupants. Specific cabins are designated as Cabins for Canines. Tents or other alternate lodging accommodations are not allowed in the rental area. Smoking is not allowed inside any lodging unit.
For reservations or more information about the concession facilities, please call 636-586-2995
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Watercraft rentals are available. You can rent canoes, rafts, kayaks and tubes. Rentals include personal flotation devices PFD, paddles and transportation. Children 12 and under are free for canoe and raft rentals but do count as occupants. You must be 18 years of age or older to rent watercrafts. Short and long floats are available.
Big River offers you opportunities to catch a wide variety of fish, from catfish and crappie to large and smallmouth bass. The portion of the Big River that extends from the Hwy. 21 bridge to the Meramec River has been designated by the Missouri Department of Conservation as a Smallmouth Bass Special Management Area. Special regulations of length and possession limits apply to smallmouth bass in this area. Regulations are posted at the boat launch and gravel bar in the Big River Day-Use Area.