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Washington State Park hosts MO Streams program

Washington State Park will give visitors a tour of the petroglyphs, teach them to fish, and give them a chance to crawl through an inflatable bubble featuring Missouri’s aquatic life on Aug. 26. Above, visitors float on the Big River running through the state park. (Missouri State Parks)

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Washington State Park is set to host a MO Streams program Saturday in which kids and adults are welcome to learn about all things aquatic in Missouri.

The park is located about 7 miles southwest of De Soto and Big River runs through it.

The schedule of events includes:

Petroglyph Tour – 2 p.m. at the petroglyph site. The Washington State Park team 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.

Learn to Fish – 4 p.m. at the boat ramp. Bring a fishing pole and learn to fish with park representatives at the boat ramp. Come alone or bring your children for a fun experience as everyone will have a chance to participate.

Stream Bubble – 7 p.m. at the campground amphitheater. Explore an inflatable bubble model of a Missouri stream, complete with imitation algae and cutouts of native fish and crustaceans. This is an entertaining display to crawl through for all ages!

Washington State Park is located at 13041 State Highway 104 in De Soto, Missouri. For more information, contact the park at 636-586-5768.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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