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No public campouts in this state yet.
No public campouts in this state yet.
Cattail Cove State Park
State Highway 95
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406

Saturday 9/16-9/17

The Arizona Family Campout Program is designed for families that have little or no experience camping. Weʼll introduce you to the basics of camping at one of our incredible state parks! Youʼll learn all about hiking, archery, geocaching, fishing, and local wildlife! Experience campfire stories, a service project, and all your parks have to offer!

  • $90 per family up to 4
  • Pre-registration is required, please register here

Contact Info:
Louie Juers
480-261-9154
ljuers@azstateparks.gov


Homolovi State Park
Arizona 87
Winslow, AZ 86047

Saturday 9/23-9/24

The Arizona Family Campout Program is designed for families that have little or no experience camping. Weʼll introduce you to the basics of camping at one of our incredible state parks! Youʼll learn all about hiking, archery, geocaching, fishing, and local wildlife! Experience campfire stories, a service project, and all your parks have to offer!

  • $90 per family up to 4
  • Pre-registration is required, please register here

Contact Info:
Louie Juers
480-261-9154
ljuers@azstateparks.gov


Lyman Lake State Park
11 US-180
St. Johns, AZ 85936

Saturday 10/7-10/8

The Arizona Family Campout Program is designed for families that have little or no experience camping. Weʼll introduce you to the basics of camping at one of our incredible state parks! Youʼll learn all about hiking, archery, geocaching, fishing, and local wildlife! Experience campfire stories, a service project, and all your parks have to offer!

  • $90 per family up to 4
  • Pre-registration is required, please register here

Contact Info:
Louie Juers
480-261-9154
ljuers@azstateparks.gov

No public campouts in this state yet.
Point Bonita YMCA
981 Fort Barry
Sausalito, CA 94965

Saturday 6/3 11:00AM-11:00AM

Connect with nature & wildlife, while enjoying s'mores, hikes, and more! No camping gear of your own? No problem! All camping gear, including tents, sleeping bags, and pads will be available courtesy of Bay Area Wilderness Training.

  • $45 per adult/$30 per youth 18 and under
  • Pre-registration is required, please register here

Contact Info:
Emilee Adao
415-331-9483
eadao@ymcasf.org


Edna Hill Middle School Field
Lawrence Lane
Brentwood, CA 94513

Saturday 6/24 2:00PM-9:00AM

Join us for Brentwood Chamber's 2nd Annual Great American Campout! This is a free community event perfect for families of all ages. You will need to provide your own tents and camp supplies.

Contact Info:
Laura Young
708-748-2005
Admin@brentwoodchamber.com


Ceres River Bluff Regional Park
3761 E. Hatch Road
Ceres, CA 95307

Saturday 6/24 4:00PM-9:00AM

1st Annual Community Camp-Out at River Bluff Soccer Fields! Campers are invited to pitch a tent an participate in a wide variety of camping activities including a BBQ, s’mores roast, glow stick scavenger hunt and more! Dinner and continental breakfast included in fee.

  • $30 per family up to 4 people
  • Pre-registration is required, please register here

Contact Info:
Traci Farris
630-739-2600
Traci.Farris@ci.ceres.ca.us


Houghton-Schreiber Park
4333 Township Ave.
Simi Valley, CA 93063

Saturday 6/24 3:00PM-10:00AM

Family Camp Out in the Park. Bring a tent and camp out in the park with your friends and family. Registration includes dinner, smores, camp activities such as crafts, nature exploration stations and more!

  • $10 per person
  • Pre-registration is required, please register here

Contact Info:
Danielle June
805-584-4456
daniellej@rsrpd.us


Marna O'Brien Park
20505 Palomar St.
Wildomar, CA 92595

Saturday 6/24 5:00PM-10:00AM

Join us for games, activities, inflatables and more! Also included is an outdoor showing of the comedy The Great Outdoors! S'mores and T-Shirts are provided by our sponsors, while Dinner and Breakfast options are available for purchase.

Contact Info:
Janet Morales
951-677-7751
jmorales@cityofwildomar.org


Walnut Grove Park
1950 Sycamore Drive
San Marcos, CA 92069

Saturday 7/29 4:00PM-9:00AM

The annual San Marcos Family Campout is just around the corner. Offering a convenient, close-to-home camping experience, the campout is complete with outdoor games, arts and crafts, a flashlight hike, campfire songs, a hot dog cookout, s’mores and breakfast the next morning.

  • $15 per person
  • Pre-registration is required, please register here

Contact Info:
Jennifer Overman
760-744-9000 ext 3506
joverman@san-marcos.net

The Farm at Lee Martinez Park
600 N Sherwood
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Friday 6/23 6:00PM-9:00AM

Camp out in the pasture as a family! Bring your tent and sleeping bags for an evening of hayrides, singing around the "campfire," and s'mores. Hot dogs, chips, and lemonade, and a light breakfast included.

Contact Info:
Bridget Brownell
303-221-6665
bbrownell@fcgov.com

New Canaan Nature Center
144 Oenoke Ridge
New Canaan, CT 06840

Saturday 6/24 3:30PM-9:30AM

Join us for an evening full of fun, camp tunes, a night hike, and the adventure of camping in New Canaan's favorite backyard! We’ll provide a classic camping-style barbecue dinner and all are invited to enjoy field games, music and all around fun on the Green!

  • Members $85 per family/Non-members $110 per family
  • Pre-registration is required by 6/22, please register here

Contact Info:
Michelle Hips
203-966-9577
mhips@newcanaannature.org

Delaware State Fairgrounds
18500 S Dupont Hwy
Harrington, DE 19952

Friday 9/8 10:00AM-12:00PM

Fun filled weekend of camping, food and friends. Games, Entertainment, Seminars and Door Prizes. Admission is open to all - no membership required.

  • Pre-registration is required, please call or email to register

Contact Info:
Kelley Reynolds
734-997-1553
degoodsam@gmail.com

No public campouts in this state yet.
Dunwoody Nature Center
5343 Roberts Drive
Dunwoody, GA 30338

Saturday 6/24 4:00PM

Join us for a taste of camping in the forest, without going too far from home. At this family focused program, we’ll learn some of the camping basics like how to set up and break down tents and how to build and put out a campfire. Our educators will help you plan for the overnight by explaining everything that you need to bring for your adventure.

  • Members $20 per campsite/Non-members $25 per campsite
  • Pre-registration is required, please register here

Contact Info:
Alan Mothner
770-394-3322
alan@dunwoodynature.org

No public campouts in this state yet.
Foxcreek Campout
580E 9500S
Victor, ID 83455

Friday 8/18-Monday 8/21

The Foxcreek Campout is a fun-filled, action packed camping event the weekend of the solar eclipse. Located directly on the path of totality in Teton Valley, Idaho, this is the ideal spot to bring family and friends to see the solar eclipse. Tent camping and RV camping available, check website for pricing.

Contact Info:
Wyatt Johnson
208-317-7258
foxcreekcampout@gmail.com

Greene Valley Forest Preserve
Thunderbird Youth Campground
Bolingbrook, IL 60440

Saturday 6/24 1:00PM-11:00AM

Join the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County for a family campout! Bring your tent and gear for a family-fun campout with picnic games, archery, a scavenger hunt, evening nature programs, a guided night hike and an egg-drop contest. Campfire dinner, s'mores and continental breakfast included. All ages; under 18 with an adult.

  • $15 per person
  • Pre-registration is required, please register here

Contact Info:
Jennifer Rydzewski
630-850-8110
jrydzewski@dupageforest.org


Central Park
Lakewood & Orchard
Park Forest, IL 60466

Friday 6/23 4:00PM-12:00PM

Join the Park Forest Recreation & Parks Advisory Board and Recreation & Parks Department June 23rd with an overnight campout in Park Forest's beautiful Central Park. Dog friendly event including nature crafts and practicing useful camping skills like first aid and map reading. Limited number of tents available for $10 each.

  • $5 per person (children under 4 are free)
  • Pre-registration is required, please register here

Contact Info:
Rob Gunther
708-748-2005
rgunther@vopf.com


Hidden Oaks Nature Center
419 Trout Farm Road
Bolingbrook, IL 60440

Saturday 6/24 5:00PM-9:00AM

Join Peabody Recreation for a memorable evening under the stars camping out at Brooksby Farm. We will provide grillable foods for dinner, snacks over the fire in the evening, and a light breakfast in the morning.

  • $15 per family of 6
  • Pre-registration is required, please register here

Contact Info:
Melinda Weaver
630-739-2600
mweaver@bolingbrookparks.org


Lake Katherine
7402 Lake Katherine Drive
Palos Heights, IL 60463

Friday 7/28 5:00PM-9:00AM

Bring the whole family, the tent, and sleeping bags to snooze under the stars. This is a great way to try camping with your family close to home. There will be a variety of activities that will keep your family active and entertained throughout the evening. We will have a camp fire to tell stories around and eat s’mores!

Contact Info:
Megan McCauley
708-480-3057
mmccauley@palosheights.org

City of Nappanee
300 W. Lincoln Street
Nappanee, IN 46550

Saturday 6/24 5:00pm-8:00AM

Spend the night in the park! This is a FREE event, all you need to do is bring your own tent, supplies and dinner. The Park Dept. will have a fire pit set up to cook on, supplies for s’mores and lead a guided night tour of the wetlands.

  • Pre-registration is required, please call or email to register

Contact Info:
Tiffany Salyer
574-773-2112
cityofnappanee@nappanee.org

No public campouts in this state yet.
Shawnee Mission Park
7900 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS 66218

Saturday 7/1 2:00PM-10:00AM

Whether you are an experienced camper or just looking for an activity to share with your family and friends, this is your opportunity to sleep under the stars in the safety of one of the most beautiful and spacious parks in Johnson County.

  • Family of 4 $30
  • Individuals $10 each
  • Pre-registration is required, please register here

Contact Info:
Rob Knaussman
913-826-3023
rob.knaussman@jocogov.org

Finchville Park
5311 Taylorsville Road
Finchville, KY 40022

Saturday 6/24 5:00PM-10:00AM

Join us at Finchville Park for a family fun campout with picnic games, evening nature programs, park hike, nature crafts, campfire dinner, smores and breakfast to go. Camping supplies/accessories not provided.

  • $5 per person
  • Pre-registration is required by June 21, please register here

Contact Info:
Ashley Coulter
502-633-5059
acoulter@shelbycountyparks.com


Jefferson Memorial Forest
12304 Holsclaw Hill Rd
Brooks, KY 40109

Saturday 6/24 5:00PM-10:00AM

Jefferson Memorial Forest will provide the campfire, s’mores, night hikes and star gazing activities; you provide your dinner, breakfast, and tent. In the morning you will have the day to explore the Forest; hiking any of our 35 miles of trails, fishing at Tom Wallace Lake with free fishing poles provided at the Welcome Center, or unleashing your adventurous side with GoApe tree-top adventure course.

  • $25 per family up to 4 people
  • Pre-registration is required, please call 502-368-5404 to register

Contact Info:
Matt Douthitt
502-366-5432
james.douthitt@louisvilleky.gov


Christian Way Farm
19590 Linville Rd
Hopkinsville, KY 42240

Friday 8/18- 8/21

We are an official view sight for this exciting event! We have primitive camping sites that can also accommodate RV's, pop-up campers and tent camping on sites. All spots will have prime Eclipse viewing location.

Contact Info:
Janie Corley
270-269-2434
christianwayfarm@gmail.com


Casey Jones Distillery
2815 Witty Lane
Hopkinsville, KY 42240

Friday 8/18- Monday 8/21

Make your eclipse camping reservation. We will offer primitive Camping and RV Parking and all rentals for camping will in clear environment with great sky viewing.

Contact Info:
Peg Hays
270-839-9988
peg@caseyjonesdistillery.com

No public campouts in this state yet.
No public campouts in this state yet.
Patuxent River Park
16000 Croom Airport Road
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Saturday 6/24 10:00AM-10:00AM

Staff will guide campers from tent up to tent down, featuring environmentally friendly camping practices, day and night hikes, animal programs, 2 group meals, an evening campfire, stargazing, and family time.

  • $40 per campsite
  • Pre-registration is required, please register here

Contact Info:
Beth Mays
301-627-6074
Beth.Mays@pgparks.com

Skyfields Arboretum
1461 Old Keene Rd
Athol, MA 01331

Saturday 6/24 3:00PM-10:00AM

Everyone is invited, especially first-time campers, to spend a night outdoors at Skyfields Arboretum in Athol! Take part in the nationwide Great American Campout to learn about basic camping skills, cooking, and have fun! Join old friends and new for a cook-out, games, art, nature, and trail-side adventures. If you need a tent, just give us a call and let us know in advance

Contact Info:
Katy Ziemlak
978-248-2043
outreach_americorps@mountgrace.org


Brooksby Farm
54 Felton Street
Peabody, MA 01960

Friday 6/9 4:00PM-9:00AM

Join Peabody Recreation for a memorable evening under the stars camping out at Brooksby Farm. We will provide grillable foods for dinner, snacks over the fire in the evening, and a light breakfast in the morning.

  • $40 per family
  • Pre-registration is required by 6/7, please register here

Contact Info:
Maureen Sammon
978-536-7132
maureen.sammon@peabody-ma.gov

Leslie Science and Nature Center
1831 Traver Rd
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Saturday 6/24 4:00PM-10:00AM

Pitch your tent with our resident raptors and critters! Be part of a nation-wide event; enjoy nature-based programs, campfires, breakfast (provided) & dinner (not provided- bring your own picnic) with us and much more!

  • $50 per family
  • Pre-registration is required, please register here

Contact Info:
Brea Haywood
734-997-1553
info@lesliesnc.org

Dark Star Wildlife Center
18743 County Road 12
Pengilly, MN 55775

Saturday 6/24 2:00PM-9:30AM

Pack up your tent, sleeping bags and flashlight for a night of camping! We will have hot dogs, chips and s’mores for supper and provide breakfast in the morning. Activities include a bonfire, nature walk, star gazing, campfire stories and an animals of the night presentation.

  • Walk ins are welcome

Contact Info:
Jody Benolken
218-256-3832
darkstarwildlife@gmail.com


Minnesota Zoo
13000 Zoo Blvd.
Apple Valley, MN 55124

Friday 7/7 6:30PM-9:30AM

Join the Zoo to learn new camping skills (like setting up a tent or having a safe campfire), play games, and learn about MN wildlife. Fee includes dinner, breakfast, a tent and sleeping mat to use, T-shirt, Zoo admission + parking.

  • $47 per person Zoo members/$55 per person non-members
  • Pre-registration is required, please register here

Contact Info:
Liz Dengate
952-431-9363
liz.e.dengate@state.mn.us

No public campouts in this state yet.
Moon Valley Park
500 Chestnut Circle
Raymore, MO 64083

Saturday 6/24 3:00PM-10:00AM

Join Raymore Parks and Recreation for a campout at Moon Valley Park! We will offer meals and campfire fun for the whole family.

  • $12 per person ages 5 and up
  • Pre-registration is required by June 16, please register here

Contact Info:
Jerri Lynn Keith
816-322-2791
jkeith@raymore.com


Engler Park
651 Vargo Road
Farmington, MO 63640

Saturday 6/24 6:00PM-8:00AM

This is an opportunity to get outdoors and spend the night in beautiful Engler Park and celebrate nature! Fee includes hot dog dinner and s’mores.

Contact Info:
Dustin Unger
573-756-0900
dunger@farmington-mo.gov


Lewis and Clark State Park
801 Lakecrest Blvd
Rushville, MO 64484

Saturday 6/24 9:00PM-10:00PM

Get into the outdoors for the Great American Campout! We will go on a nighttime adventure along one of the trails in the park. You will learn how to identify owls by call and find out which mammals are nocturnal.

Contact Info:
Park Office
816-640-5443
LewisandClarkStatePark@dnr.mo.gov


Crowder State Park
76 MO-128
Trenton, MO 64683

Saturday 6/24 9:00PM-10:00PM

Meet park staff at the campground amphitheater for a program about spiders. During this informative program, you will learn about spiders found in Missouri and go on a short hike in attempt to find spiders at Crowder State Park.

Contact Info:
Park Office
660-359-6473
CrowderStatePark@dnr.mo.gov


Weston Bend State Park
16600 Missouri 45
Weston, MO 64098

Saturday 6/24 2:00PM-4:00PM

Take an afternoon hike during the Great American Campout! Meet park staff at the parking lot near the overlook and follow the footsteps of Lewis and Clark. Learn about the plants and animals found along the Missouri River.

Contact Info:
Park Office
816-640-5443
WestonBendStatePark@dnr.mo.gov


Harry S Truman State Park
28761 State Park Road West
Warsaw, MO 65366

Saturday 6/24 6:00PM

To celebrate the annual Great American Campout weekend, the park will host an outdoor cooking demonstration featuring Dutch oven cooking. Park staff will demonstrate the proper and safe way to use Dutch ovens. You can prepare tasty camping food, which can be a fun family activity, while camping and produce delicious food for your outing.

Contact Info:
Park Office
660-438-7711
HarrySTrumanStatePark@dnr.mo.gov


Washington State Park
13041 State Hwy 104
De Soto, MO 63020

Saturday 6/24 6:00PM-10:00AM

Enjoy a weekend full of camping events at Washington State Park! Includes s’mores, petroglyph tour, camping safety and moonlight hike.

  • Pre-registration is recommended, please call for more information

Contact Info:
Park Office
636-586-5768
WashingtonStatePark@dnr.mo.gov


Mastodon State Historic Site
1050 Charles J Becker Dr.
Imperial, MO 63052

Saturday 6/24 7:30PM

Enjoy a scenic overlook while sitting around a fire making s'mores and listening to campfire stories. This event is just storytelling with no overnight campout available.

  • Walk-ins are welcome

Contact Info:
Brooke Mahar
636-464-2976
brooke.mahar@dnr.mo.gov

No public campouts in this state yet.
No public campouts in this state yet.
No public campouts in this state yet.
No public campouts in this state yet.
No public campouts in this state yet.
Santa Fe Children's Musuem
1050 Old Pecos Trail
Sante Fe, NM 87505

Saturday 6/24 5:30PM-10:00AM

We will be providing a BBQ dinner, a light breakfast, s'mores, campfire entertainment and more. Registration opens 5/15.

  • $50 per member/$75 per non-member
  • Pre-registration is required by June 16, please call to register

Contact Info:
Tammy McLellan
505-989-8359 ext 123
tmclellan@santafechildrensmuseum.org


Bandelier National Monument
15 Entrance Road
Los Alamos, NM 87544

Friday 6/23 & Saturday 6/24

Night Sky Fiesta Friday through Saturday with astronomy programs at Juniper Campground Amphitheater at 8:30pm. Camping is free at Juniper Campground in honor of the Great American Campout on Saturday 6/24 except for the group sites.

  • $90 per family up to 4
  • Pre-registration is preferred, please register here

Contact Info:
Visitor Center
505-672-3861 x 517

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum
120 Muser Drive
Cornwall, NY 12518

Saturday 6/9 6:00PM-9:00AM

Welcome the summer season with a night under the full moon! After dinner, bring your family, tent, and sleeping bags for an evening of nocturnal fun. We’ll teach you everything you need to know to tent camp on your own, from campground reservations to starting a fire. As the sun goes down, join us for fun and s’mores around the campfire.

  • Members $18 per adult and $9 per child
  • Non-members 20 per adult and $12 per child
  • Pre-registration is required, please register here

Contact Info:
Museum Office
845-534-5506
jreisner@hhnm.org


Herkimer KOA
4626 State Route 28 North
Herkimer, NY 13350

Friday 9/29 8:00AM-11:00PM

We will be digging for Herkimer diamonds and encourage your whole family to join in on the fun. We invite all to campout this weekend at KOA.

Contact Info:
Debbi Gaggermeier
814-749-8039
debigags@yahoo.com

Durant Nature Preserve
8305 Camp Durant Road
Raleigh, NC 27614

Friday 6/23 6:00PM-11:00AM

Families gather for an overnight experience complete with a naturalist-led night hike, a light Dutch oven dinner, s'mores for the kids, breakfast and time for fishing and boating in the morning. Your gear will be hauled by vehicle to the primitive, lakeside campsite that we will call home for the night!

  • $20 per adult/$15 per youth
  • Pre-registration is required, please register here

Contact Info:
Hannah Lee
919-870-2871
Hannah.Lee@raleighnc.gov


Lake Julian Park
406 Overlook Extension
Arden, NC 28704

Saturday 6/24 4:00PM-10:00AM

Join us at Lake Julian Park for camping under the stars. Enjoy outdoor activities and dinner will be provided.

  • Pre-registration is required by June 16, please call to register

Contact Info:
Lynn Pegg
828-250-6707
lynn.pegg@buncombecounty.org


Camp GuilRock
531 Beville Road
Reidsville, NC 27320

Saturday 6/24 12:00PM-7:30PM

This is a free camping event which dinner, s’mores, and breakfast on Sunday. Activities will include fishing, field games, canoeing and kayaking, hiking tours and a bonfire Saturday night.

Contact Info:
Jason Boggs
336-342-1951
campguilrock@gmail.com


LeBauer Park
208 N Davie Street
Greensboro, NC 27401

Saturday 6/17 5:00PM-10:00AM

Join us for a Father's Day Campout in the new LeBauer Park in Greensboro! All father figures and families are welcome to join us for storytelling, campout games, a movie under the stars and more! Dinner, midnight snacks, and a breakfast included.

  • $40 per family of 4
  • Pre-registration is required, please register here

Contact Info:
Jenna Lacey
336-416-8150
Programming@greensborodowntownparks.org

No public campouts in this state yet.
Penitentiary Glen Reservation
8668 Kirtland-Chardon Rd.
Kirtland, OH 44094

Friday 6/23-6/25 4:00PM-12:00PM

Take a mini vacation to Penitentiary Glen for two nights of outdoor family camping fun. Enjoy nature programs, hikes, campfires, s'mores, storytelling and more. No electrical or water hookups.

Contact Info:
Trevor Wearstler
440-256-1404 X 2109
twearstler@lakemetroparks.com


Grins & Pickin's CampFarm
1 County Road 170
Marengo, OH 43334

Friday 6/23 3:00PM-3:00PM

We are celebrating the Great American Campout all weekend 6/23-25! Activities include catch and release fishing, a nature scavenger hunt and other outdoor games, decorating your own hiking stick, taking a night hike, playing shadow charades, roasting s’mores, singing campfire songs and sharing campies.

  • $10 per carload
  • Walk-ins are welcome

Contact Info:
Christy Harvey
740-625-6011
grinsandpickinscampfarm@gmail.com

No public campouts in this state yet.
Ruff Park
1161 66th Street
Springfield, OR 97478

Friday 7/7 3:00PM-10:00AM

Appreciate the great outdoors while sleeping under the stars at Ruff Park. Encouraging families to get outside, enjoy an evening filled with arts and crafts and a movie in park (Rouge One) then morning breakfast provided and yoga.

  • $15 per family
  • Pre-registration is required by June 30, please register here

Contact Info:
Jamie Velazquez
541-736-4504
jamie.velazquez@willamalane.org


Powerland Heritage Park
3995 Booklake Road NE
Brooks, OR 97303

Friday 8/18-8/21

Looking for a great place for camping to view the Great American Solar Eclipse on Aug. 21? The Oregon Electric Railway Museum will be hosting the Great Oregon Solar Eclipse Campout event from 12 noon Friday, Aug. 18 through Monday afternoon Aug.21.

  • 3 nights tent camping $160/RV camping $205
  • Pre-registration is required, please register here

Contact Info:
Gene Fabryka
503-318-0787
eclipse@oerhs.org


Linn-Benton Community College
6500 SW Pacific Blvd
Albany, OR 97321

Sunday 8/20 11:30AM-11:30AM

Celebrate the arrival of the Total Solar Eclipse as it passes Albany! LBCC will host a solar system’s worth of events including science activities, start watching and camping. Campsites are limited so register today!

Contact Info:
Eric Slyter
541-619-5181
eclipse_LBCC@linnbenton.edu

Cacoosing Meadows Park
Reedy and Evens Hill Roads
Sinking Spring, PA 19608

Saturday 6/24 5:00PM-9:00AM

Bring the whole family to join us for a night under the stars and around the campfire to marshmallows, a movie and family memories. Free event with continental camper’s breakfast on Sunday.

  • Pre-registration is required by 6/16, please call 610-678-5399 to register

Contact Info:
Park Office
610-678-5399
ldelozier@springtwpberks.org


Tenley Park
125 Old Sandbank Road
Everett, PA 15537

Saturday 6/24 4:00PM-12:00PM

Families welcome! Bring your tent and camping supplies, dinner and breakfast and water as the park is not equipped with running water. REI has donated 2 camp chairs and a roll out table to WIN!

  • Walk-ins are welcome, please call to register

Contact Info:
Teresa Burd
814-652-9202
tenleypark@yahoo.com


Schuylkill Center
8480 Hagy’s Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA 19128

Saturday 6/24 3:00PM-11:00AM

Spend the night under the stars in our woodlands. Go hiking, tell stories around the campfire, and meet animals from the Wildlife Clinic. Wake up Sunday morning to breakfast, and canoeing. Bring your own tent or rent one from us. Picnic dinner and breakfast are included.

Contact Info:
Emily Harkness
215-482-7300
emily@schuylkillcenter.org

No public campouts in this state yet.
Anne Springs Close Greenway
104 Adventure Road
Fort Mill, SC 29715

Saturday 6/24 2:00PM-10:00AM

Bring your family for a night of fun out under the stars at the Adventure Center on the Anne Springs Close Greenway. We’ll have fun activities for all ages! Activities will include a guided family-friendly hike, kayaking, fishing, fun family games, and a hot dog dinner over the campfire with all the fixings! Then we’ll finish the evening with s’mores and a campfire sing-a-long under the stars!

  • $10 per member or $35 per family of 4
  • $15 per non-member or $45 per family of 4
  • Pre-registration is required, please register here

Contact Info:
Mina McLean MacDonald
803-547-1010
minamclean@ascgreenway.org

No public campouts in this state yet.
Warner Park Nature Center
7311 Highway 10
Nashville, TN 37221

Saturday 6/24 10:00AM-11:30AM

The annual San Marcos Family Campout is just around the corner. Offering a convenient, close-to-home camping experience, the campout is complete with outdoor games, arts and crafts, a flashlight hike, campfire songs, a hot dog cookout, s’mores and breakfast the next morning.

  • Walk-ins are welcome, please call or email to register

Contact Info:
Warner Park Nature Center
615-352-6299
wpnc@nashville.gov

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
1985 CR 2009
Glen Rose, TX 76043

Saturday 6/17 1:00PM-11:00AM

Our campout will be full of educational programs and time to spend in nature! Attendees will be offered a discounted rate for a tour through the park!

  • Pre-registration is required, please call for more information

Contact Info:
Ellie Helton
254-898-4215
ehelton@fossilrim.org

No public campouts in this state yet.
Sand Hill Park
180 Sand Hill Road
Essex Junction, VT 05452

Saturday 6/24 4:00PM-9:00AM

We invite you and your family to reserve a campsite at Sand Hill Park, set up camp, play family games, have a campfire BBQ dinner with friends and enjoy a bonfire provided by the Essex Town Fire Department. Essex Parks and Recreation Staff and local vendors will be on-site to get you moving with fun activities, help you set up your campsite and relish in the outdoor experience!

Contact Info:
Adriane Martin
802-878-1342
AEmartin@essex.org

Keister Park
1136 Pouts Hill Road
Strasburg, VA 22657

Saturday 6/24 11:00AM-12:00PM

Join us as we host our first ever Great American Park Campout! Come set up your tent early, then go float the Shenandoah River. Bring a telescope, float tubes, kayaks, sleeping bags and coolers! You are going to love this park!

  • $25 per tent site
  • Pre-registration is required, please register here

Contact Info:
Jered Hoover
540-459-6777
jhoover@shenandoahcountyva.us


Franklin Park
17501 Franklin Park Drive
Purcellville, VA 20132

Saturday 6/24 4:00PM-11:00AM

Join us to celebrate as we share songs, stories, games, activities and food before camping out in the park. Registration fee includes campsite, Saturday dinner, Sunday breakfast and fun activities throughout the evening. You must provide your own tent, sleeping bag and personal camping equipment.

Contact Info:
Julie Edmond
540-338-7603
Julie.Edmond@gmail.com


Hillandale Park
801 Hillandale Avenue
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Saturday 6/24 4:00PM-9:30AM

We will be holding our local campout at Hillandale Park. Advance registration is required as we have a limit of 50 tents for this year's event.

  • Pre-registration is required, please email or call to register

Contact Info:
Erik Dart
540-433-9168
erik.dart@harrisonburgva.gov


Natural Tunnel State Park
1420 Natural Tunnel Pkwy.
Duffield, VA 22801

Friday 6/23 4:00PM-12:00PM

It's a camping party and you are invited. Spend the evening at the gazebo hanging out with park guides while taking a hike through the night sky. View the deep sky through telescopes. Listen to how constellations form and where they are located. Spend time gazing at the sky while watching for meteors.

  • $50 per family of 4
  • Pre-registration is recommended, please email or call to register

Contact Info:
276-940-2674
naturaltunnel@dcr.virginia.gov


Bear Creek Lake State Park
22 Bear Creek Lake Rd.
Cumberland, VA 23040

Saturday 6/24 8:30AM-9:30PM

Enjoy a variety of programs to enhance your camping experience, be it your first overnight or a return trip.

  • Pre-registration is recommended, please email or call to register
  • Make your experience overnight by making a camping reservation. Call 1-800-933-7275 or book online

Contact Info:
804-492-4410
BearCreek@dcr.virginia.gov


Belle Isle State Park
1632 Belle Isle Rd.
Lancaster, VA 22503

Saturday 6/24 11:00AM-8:00PM

Whether you're a seasoned camper or are looking for a fun new pastime for your family, the Great American Campout at Belle Isle State Park is the perfect place to be! Learn how to make ice cream, join a Ranger for a fresh water marsh hike and go on an Owl Prowl!

  • Pre-registration is recommended, please email or call to register
  • Make your experience overnight by making a camping reservation. Call 1-800-933-7275 or book online

Contact Info:
804-462-5030
BelleIsle@dcr.virginia.gov


Caledon State Park
11617 Caledon Rd.
King George, VA 22485

Saturday 6/24 12:00PM-9:00AM

Join the Caledon staff as we engage in the best American pastime. Camping. We will be learning how to have a blast while in the comfort of nature. We will be cooking dinner over the fire, and breakfast will be provided the following morning.

  • $15 per family
  • Pre-registration is recommended, please email or call to register

Contact Info:
540-663-3861
Caledon@dcr.virginia.gov


Claytor Lake State Park
6620 Ben H. Bolen Dr.
Dublin, VA 24084

Saturday 6/24 10:00AM-10:00PM

New to Camping? Experience a day full of camping, outdoor skills, and survival educational programs.

  • Pre-registration is recommended, please email or call to register
  • Make your experience overnight by making a camping reservation. Call 1-800-933-7275 or book online

Contact Info:
540-643-2500
ClaytorLake@dcr.virginia.gov


Chippokes Plantation State Park
695 Chippokes Park Rd.
Surry, VA 23883

Saturday 6/24 9:00AM-9:00PM

Summer is here, the kids are out of school, what do you do now? Go camping of course! The Great American Campout, sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation, is a celebration of the national pastime of camping. Chippokes Plantation State Park has 52 campsites available for you to stay at during the event.

  • Pre-registration is recommended, please email or call to register
  • Make your experience overnight by making a camping reservation. Call 1-800-933-7275 or book online

Contact Info:
757-294-3728
Chippokes@dcr.virginia.gov


Douthat State Park
14239 Douthat State Park Rd.
Millboro, VA 24460

Saturday 6/24 11:00AM-8:00PM

Summer is here, the kids are out of school, what do you do now? Go camping of course! The Great American Campout, sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation, is a celebration of the national pastime of camping. Chippokes Plantation State Park has 52 campsites available for you to stay at during the event.

  • Pre-registration is recommended, please email or call to register
  • Make your experience overnight by making a camping reservation. Call 1-800-933-7275 or book online

Contact Info:
540-862-8100
Douthat@dcr.virginia.gov


False Cape State Park
4001 Sandpiper Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Saturday 6/24 9:00AM-1:00PM

Ever wanted to experience primitive camping? Not sure you know what to bring? Is it for you? Well, here is your chance to learn what it takes to become a primitive camper, but with some help. Reserve your space and learn valuable tips on backpack camping, the newest and greatest gear, how to plan a trip, and being prepared. Then take all your newly learned knowledge and plan your next adventure!

  • Pre-registration is required, please email or call to register
  • Make your experience overnight by making a camping reservation. Call 1-800-933-7275 or book online

Contact Info:
757-426-7128
FalseCape@dcr.virginia.gov


First Landing State Park
14239 Douthat State Park Rd.
Millboro, VA 24460

Saturday 6/24 10:00AM-9:30PM

Celebrate the Great American Backyard Campout, a nationwide event, with our staff. Reserve a campsite and then try out some of the exciting activities in our park. Even if you aren't camping with us or setting up in your backyard, you can still come to our programs for a full weekend of adventure. Do you want to explore on your own? We also have Park Packs you can check-out at the Trail Center. These themed backpacks have everything you need to get started exploring the outdoors, including binoculars, birdsong players, nets, magnifiers, and field guides.

  • Pre-registration is recommended, please email or call to register
  • Make your experience overnight by making a camping reservation. Call 1-800-933-7275 or book online

Contact Info:
757-412-2300
firstlanding@dcr.virginia.gov


Fairy Stone State Park
967 Fairystone Lake Dr.
Stuart, VA 24171

Saturday 6/24 6:00PM-8:30PM

For this event we are going to focus some programming on campfire related activities, because what is more universal to camping out than a campfire? We hope you will join our interpretive staff at the amphitheater fire ring and enjoy the programming. Please keep in mind that we do have regular campsites, group campsites, horse campsites, and cabins available to rent to facilitate your Great American Campout Experience.

  • Pre-registration is recommended, please email or call to register
  • Make your experience overnight by making a camping reservation. Call 1-800-933-7275 or book online

Contact Info:
276-930-2424
FairyStone@dcr.virginia.gov


Grayson Highlands State Park
829 Grayson Highland Ln.
Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363

Saturday 6/24 1:30PM-10:30PM

Camp for free at our Great American Campout. We will have special programs, gear to borrow for free, and an open fire cooking workshop. This is the perfect opportunity for first-timer or beginner campers to try it out and for seasoned veterans to experience a different spin on one of their favorite summertime activities.

  • Pre-registration is recommended, please email or call to register
  • Make your experience overnight by making a camping reservation. Call 1-800-933-7275 or book online

Contact Info:
276-579-7092
GraysonHighlands@dcr.virginia.gov


High Bridge Trail State Park
829 Grayson Highland Ln.
Mouth of Wilson, VA 24363

Saturday 6/24 6:00PM-8:00AM

Have you ever wanted to campout on, not at, but ON High Bridge? This is your chance. High Bridge Trail will open the bridge to kids and their families for camping on this special weekend evening!

  • Pre-registration is recommended, please email or call to register

Contact Info:
434-315-0457
highbridgetrail@dcr.virginia.gov


Holliday Lake State Park
2759 State Park Rd
Appomattox, VA 24522

Saturday 6/24 3:00PM-4:30PM

We will have various types of camping equipment set up near the white beach tent and will be demonstrating outdoor skills like knot tying and fire building. After testing out our equipment, join us for a guided hike to a replica Native American hunting camp to see camping in a whole new light.

  • Pre-registration is recommended, please email or call to register
  • Make your experience overnight by making a camping reservation. Call 1-800-933-7275 or book online

Contact Info:
434-248-6308
hollidaylake@dcr.virginia.gov


Hungry Mother State Park
2854 Park Blvd.
Marion, VA 24354

Saturday 6/24 5:00PM-3:00PM

Campout with America at Hungry Mother State Park! Stop by for our Welcome Campfire at 8 p.m., enjoy a s'more, meet fellow campers, and make memories. Afterwards, enjoy a free night of group camping. Everyone welcome, even beginners.

  • Pre-registration is recommended, please email or call 276-781-7415 to register

Contact Info:
276-781-7400
HungryMother@dcr.virginia.gov


James River State Park
104 Green Hill Dr.
Gladstone, VA 24553

Saturday 6/24 6:00PM-8:00PM

In recognition of the Great American Campout, we are having a special event specifically for first time campers. If you have been interested in learning about this wonderful pastime, then today is your day to try.

  • Pre-registration is recommended, please email or call to register
  • Make your experience overnight by making a camping reservation. Call 1-800-933-7275 or book online

Contact Info:
434-933-4355
JamesRiver@dcr.virginia.gov


Kiptopeke State Park
3540 Kiptopeke Dr.
Cape Charles, VA 23310

Saturday 6/24 7:30PM-9:30PM

Bring your family, friends, and community groups out to Kiptopeke for the Great American Campout. We have individual campsites, RV sites, group sites, a yurt, bunkhouse, cabins, and lodges available to meet your camping comfort level. After a day of interpretive programs throughout the Park, join us around the campfire for an evening of games, tasty treats, and an Owl Prowl.

  • Pre-registration is recommended, please email or call to register
  • Make your experience overnight by making a camping reservation. Call 1-800-933-7275 or book online

Contact Info:
757-331-2267
kiptopeke@dcr.virginia.gov


Lake Anna State Park
6800 Lawyers Rd.
Spotsylvania, VA 22551

Saturday 6/24 12:00PM-8:00PM

Do you and your family enjoy camping or love the great outdoors? We've got fun for every skill level. Activities include Campsite set-up, Snakes Alive, Light Your Fire and Campfire cooking.

  • Pre-registration is recommended, please email or call to register
  • Make your experience overnight by making a camping reservation. Call 1-800-933-7275 or book online

Contact Info:
540-854-5503
LakeAnna@dcr.virginia.gov


Leesylvania State Park
2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Dr.
Woodbridge, VA 22191

Saturday 6/24 11:00AM-6:00PM

The National Wildlife Federation's annual Great American Campout is a call to all Americans to gather the family, pack up the tents, and get outside. Leesylvania State Park will be offering many different outdoor skills programs and family fun programs throughout the day.

  • Pre-registration is recommended, please email or call to register
  • Make your experience overnight by making a camping reservation. Call 1-800-933-7275 or book online

Contact Info:
703-730-8205
Leesylvania@dcr.virginia.gov


Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578

Saturday 6/24 6:00PM

What's in the stars? Join our Sky Party and kick-off our Great American Campout! Tent camping will be available for $8 per tent.

  • Pre-registration is required by June 17, please call 540-291-1330 to register

Contact Info:
540-291-1326
NaturalBridge@dcr.virginia.gov


Occoneechee State Park
1192 Occoneechee Park Rd.
Clarksville, VA 23927

Saturday 6/24-6/25

Spend a night at Occoneechee at one of our 60 campsites along beautiful Kerr Reservoir Lake (Virginia's largest lake). We will be featuring programs throughout the day to get the whole family outside and to fit any schedule. We look forward to seeing you there!

  • Pre-registration is recommended, please email or call to register
  • Make your experience overnight by making a camping reservation. Call 1-800-933-7275 or book online

Contact Info:
434-374-2210
Occoneechee@dcr.virginia.gov


Pocahontas State Park
10301 State Park Rd.
Chesterfield, VA 23832

Saturday 6/24 10:00AM-8:30PM

Join us for the annual Great American Campout and connect with nature and wildlife while enjoying the great outdoors.

  • Pre-registration is recommended, please email or call to register
  • Make your experience overnight by making a camping reservation. Call 1-800-933-7275 or book online

Contact Info:
804-796-4255
Pocahontas@dcr.virginia.gov


Powhatan State Park
4616 Powhatan State Park Rd.
Powhatan, VA 23139

Saturday 6/24 3:00PM-5:00PM

The annual Great American Campout brings out thousands across the country to enjoy the outdoors and sleep under the stars. We welcome back those who have camped with us before and invite new campers wanting to explore the park. This is a great opportunity to check out the new additions to the park.

  • Pre-registration is recommended, please email or call to register
  • Make your experience overnight by making a camping reservation. Call 1-800-933-7275 or book online

Contact Info:
804-598-7148
powhatan@dcr.virginia.gov


Shenandoah State Park
350 Daughter of Stars Dr.
Bentonville, VA 22610

Saturday 6/24 1:00PM-4:00PM

Local experts can answer all your questions about backpacking and camping and will have lots of cool gear for you to check out. Various demonstrations and camping related tips will be offered throughout the afternoon. This is a great chance to learn more about enjoying these popular outdoor activities, whether you are a beginner or a pro.

  • Pre-registration is recommended, please email or call to register
  • Make your experience overnight by making a camping reservation. Call 1-800-933-7275 or book online

Contact Info:
540-622-6840
ShenandoahRiver@dcr.virginia.gov


Sky Meadows State Park
11012 Edmonds Ln.
Delaplane, VA 20144

Saturday 6/24 12:00PM-12:00PM

Don't miss your chance to camp out in the beautiful Historic Mount Bleak backyard. Park rangers will be on hand to help you set up your campsite and tent. First time and experienced campers won't want to miss all the fun programs, including live animals from Blue Ridge Wildlife Center, a demonstration by Dogs East search and rescue, a campfire sing-a-long with John Kovac, S'mores and more.

  • Pre-registration is required, please email or call to register

Contact Info:
540-592-3556
SkyMeadows@dcr.virginia.gov


Smith Mountain Lake State Park
1235 State Park Rd.
Huddleston, VA 24104

Saturday 6/24 4:00PM-11:00AM

Camp with a Ranger. Park staff will be offering tips and tricks to make your camping experience memorable. Join in fun camping activities during this special overnight event. Discover the wonderful adventures that await you in the great outdoors. Our park naturalist will help you learn how to start a fire, identify birds, explore the creatures of the night, roast marshmallows, and more.

  • Pre-registration is required, please email or call to register

Contact Info:
540-297-6066
smlake@dcr.virginia.gov


Staunton River State Park
1170 Staunton Trail
Scottsburg, VA 24589

Saturday 6/24 9:00AM-10:00PM

Join us to learn how to catch a fish for dinner, who may be camping with during Animal Tracks, and old fashioned ice cream.

  • Pre-registration is recommended, please email or call to register
  • Make your experience overnight by making a camping reservation. Call 1-800-933-7275 or book online

Contact Info:
434-572-4623
StauntonRiver@dcr.virginia.gov


Southwest Virginia Museum
10 West First St.
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219

Saturday 6/24 7:00PM-9:00PM

The Museum is celebrating the Great American Campout with an evening of fire-roasted treats and great regional music around the campfire. Participants are welcome to bring an instrument and an appetite!

  • Pre-registration is recommended, please email or call to register
  • Make your experience overnight by making a camping reservation. Call 1-800-933-7275 or book online

Contact Info:
276-523-1322
SWVAMuseum@dcr.virginia.gov


Twin Lakes State Park
788 Twin Lakes Rd.
Green Bay, VA 23942

Saturday 6/24 8:00PM-11:45PM

Join us for a night of fun as we; have a campfire, prowl for owls, go on a night hike, and even do some stargazing. Don't forget to make your reservations for the campground!

  • Pre-registration is recommended, please email or call to register
  • Make your experience overnight by making a camping reservation. Call 1-800-933-7275 or book online

Contact Info:
434-392-3435
TwinLakes@dcr.virginia.gov


Westmoreland State Park
145 Cliff Rd.
Montross, VA 22520

Saturday 6/24 1:00PM-7:00PM

Celebrate the Great American Backyard Campout with the staff. We will have a full day of activities.

  • Pre-registration is recommended, please email or call to register
  • Make your experience overnight by making a camping reservation. Call 1-800-933-7275 or book online

Contact Info:
804-493-8821
westmoreland@dcr.virginia.gov


Wilderness Road State Park
8051 Wilderness Rd.
Ewing, VA 24248

Saturday 6/24 7:00PM-9:30PM

In recognition of the Great American Campout, our rangers invite you to a fun and educational evening. This program will give you all the camping 101 basics you need for a safe night of camping. As part of the event, enjoy a fire starting program, a campfire program with storytelling, a sweet treat and a ranger guided owl prowl.

  • Pre-registration is recommended, please email or call to register
  • Make your experience overnight by making a camping reservation. Call 1-800-933-7275 or book online

Contact Info:
276-445-3065
WildernessRoad@dcr.virginia.gov


York River State Park
9801 York River Park Rd.
Williamsburg, VA 23188

Saturday 6/24 8:00AM-8:00PM

York River State Park is a great place to start your Great American Backyard Campout weekend. Even though we don't offer camping at the park, you can join us for great adventures from dawn to dusk. We offer canoes and kayaks for rent. Our 40+ miles of trails are open for hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders. Catch your favorite saltwater fish from our pier at Croaker Landing.

  • Pre-registration is recommended, please email or call to register
  • Make your experience overnight by making a camping reservation. Call 1-800-933-7275 or book online

Contact Info:
757-566-3036
YorkRiver@dcr.virginia.gov

No public campouts in this state yet.
No public campouts in this state yet.
Pringle Nature Center
9800 160th Ave
Bristol, WI 53104

Saturday 6/24 5:00PM-8:00AM

Be a part of the Great American Backyard Campout and set an example for children that will get them excited about the great outdoors. Space is limited to 10 families so register today!

  • $10 per tent
  • Pre-registration is required, please register here

Contact Info:
Valerie Mann
262-857-8008
naturalist@pringlenc.org

Last Chance Camp
11234 Coonrod Road
Cheyenne, WY 82009

Saturday 8/20-8/22

NASA Official Solar Eclipse viewing site at Last Chance Camp. Come watch 97.5% coverage in a safe place and camp in a tent or RV!

Contact Info:
Christine Johnson
307-640-0697
johnsonswyoming@hotmail.com

Pledge to join the Great American Campout today!