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If you don't see your area listed below, host your own public Campout!

The list below will allow you to search for public events in your area. If you don’t see the event you are looking for, check back soon, as more events are added regularly.

Two Rivers Park
1110 River Street
Fillmore, CA 93015

Saturday 6/22 3:00PM-10:00AM

Join us for our Campout event on Saturday June 22nd! All tent types welcome.

  • Walk-ins are welcome

Contact Info:
Krista Martinez
805-582-1500 ext 713

Point Bonita YMCA
981 Fort Barry
Sausalito, CA 94965

Saturday 6/15 12:30PM-10:30AM

Each year we host this event to explore and celebrate our National Park through games, hikes, a Golden Gate National Recreation Area park ranger-led campfire and good food! 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's gear library. If borrowing camping gear, please indicate which items you would like to reserve when you purchase the tickets.

Contact Info:
Rebecca Montgomery

Edna Hill Middle School field
Lawrence Ave.
Brentwood, CA 94513

Saturday 6/22 2:00PM-9:30AM

Join us for Brentwood’s 4th Annual Great American Campout! Bring your tent and family to enjoy a night under the stars in your own hometown complete with outdoor activities, hot dog dinner, a movie, and pancake breakfast all FREE!

Contact Info:
Laura Young

Marna O'Brien Park
20505 Palomar Street
Wildomar, CA 92595

Saturday 6/22 4:00PM-9:00AM

The City of Wildomar invites you to the 6th Annual Camp Out in the Park! Enjoy activities, games, a movie and s’mores! $5 per person.

Contact Info:
Janet Morales

Lake Poway
14644 Lake Poway Rd.
Poway, CA 92064

Saturday 7/6 5:00PM-9:00AM
Saturday 7/20 5:00PM-9:00AM
Saturday 8/3 5:00PM-9:00AM

3 weekends for Family Campout this summer! Calling all novice campers- Enjoy outdoor fun in a family-friendly environment. Activities include: guided evening hikes, campfire with s'mores, and Extreme Rahim returns with his family pleasing magic/comedy show. Remember your own camping equipment, dinner supplies to barbeque, and grill/charcoal.

Contact Info:

Alamo Creek Park
7601 Shady Creek Rd.
Dublin, CA 94548

Saturday 7/13 3:00PM-10:00AM

It’s time to get out the sleeping bags, the tent and flashlights too! Even though you are only minutes from home, you’ll feel like you are miles away when you pitch your tent at Alamo Creek Park. This is a great way to introduce your kids to camping and enjoy some quality time outdoors with the whole family! The price includes all activities including games, crafts, a campfire, music, dinner and breakfast.

Contact Info:
Alicia Rasmussen

Schafer Ranch Park
9595 Dublin Blvd.
Dublin, CA 94548

Saturday 8/3 3:00PM-10:00AM

It’s time to get out the sleeping bags, the tent and flashlights too! Even though you are only minutes from home, you’ll feel like you are miles away when you pitch your tent at Alamo Creek Park. This is a great way to introduce your kids to camping and enjoy some quality time outdoors with the whole family! The price includes all activities including games, crafts, a campfire, music, dinner and breakfast.

Contact Info:
Alicia Rasmussen

Washington Park
850 Burlingame Ave
Burlingame, CA 94010

Friday 8/23 5:00PM-9:00AM

The City of Burlingame Parks and Recreation Department will be holding the 5th annual Family Campout in Washington Park. This is a great way to gather with friends to enjoy a great night in the park. A variety of activities are planned including bounce houses, face painting, an outdoor movie and s'mores. The Burlingame Lions Club will be cooking dinner and breakfast for all participants.

Contact Info:
Nicole Acquisti

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

Saturday 6/22 3:30PM-9:30AM

Join us for an evening full of fun and adventure by camping out in New Canaan’s favorite backyard! We’ll provide a classic camping-style barbecue dinner, all ages and adults are welcome to BYOB. Just bring your own tents, camp gear, and snacks, we’ll provide the rest!

Contact Info:
Michelle Hips

Camp Fire Program Center
2600 Buckingham Ave
Lakeland, FL 33803

Saturday 6/22 3:00PM-10:00AM

Camp Fire will be hosting a night of tent camping under the stars! Camping fee includes dinner, breakfast, emblem, and tent camping location.

Contact Info:
Lynn Anne Castleberry

Outdoor Activity Center
1442 Richland Road SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

Saturday 6/29 3:00PM-10:00AM

Join us for the 9th Annual Great American Campout. Come out and enjoy food, fun, fellowship, and a night of family camping under the stars. This event is especially geared for first time campers.

Contact Info:

Greene Valley Forest Preserve
Thunderbird Youth Camp on Thunderbird Rd
Naperville, IL 60565

Saturday 6/15 1:00PM-11:00AM

Bring your tent and gear to a family-fun campout that's part of the National Wildlife Federation's nationwide event! Enjoy picnic games, archery, nature activities, a guided night hike and an egg-drop contest. Campfire dinner, s'mores and continental breakfast included.

Contact Info:
Jennifer Rydzewski

Lakeland Park
1200 W. Lakeland Park Dr
Canton, IL 61520

Saturday 6/29 1:30PM-9:00AM

Join us for the Great American Campout as we enjoy a night under the stars at Lakeland Park. Pack the tent, camping supplies and the family; we'll provide the hot dogs, campfire and s'mores. Fun outdoor activities, including stargazing, fishing, boating, scavenger hunts, and a guided hike will be included. A light camper breakfast will also be provided in the morning.

Contact Info:
Amanda Atchley

Central Park
Lakewood & Orchard
Park Forest, IL 60466

Friday 7/26 4:00PM-12:00PM

NEW DATE! Join the Park Forest Recreation & Parks Advisory Board and Recreation & Parks Department in celebrating with an overnight campout in Park Forest's beautiful Central Park. Saturday activities include a nature craft with the Thorn Creek Naturalist as well as practicing useful skills such as camping first aid, useful camping knots and rope work with Fire Chief Natyshok and Park Forest Paramedics and compass and map reading skills with Recreation & Parks staff.

Contact Info:
Rob Gunther

Lion's Park
700 W. Taylor St
DeKalb, IL 60015

Saturday 8/10 2:00PM-8:00AM

Join us on a Great American Campout! Spend the night in the great outdoors with your family enjoying the nature of your own town. Camping gear is also available for rent if you decide to stay. Dinner, snacks and breakfast are provided.

Contact Info:
Amy Doll

YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne-Parkview
10001 Dawson's Creek Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Saturday 6/22 3:00PM-8:30AM

We look forward to seeing you at our event this summer! Check out our website in May for more information.

Contact Info:
Mellissa Depew

Mill Race Park
50 Carl Miske Drive
Columbus, IN 47201

Saturday 9/7 2:00PM-10:00AM

We invite you and your family to our annual family campout event at Mill Race Park! Join us for an overnight camping trip intended to provide your family with a chance to participate in a number of different activities, experience nature, unplug, and create lifelong memories! Price per person includes a t-shirt, dinner and breakfast (children 2 & under free)!

Contact Info:
Nikki Murphy

Indiana State Museum
Angel Mounds State Historic Site
8215 Pollack Ave.
Evansville, IN 47715

Saturday 6/22 4:00PM-10:00AM

Have you always wanted to camp on the grounds of Angel Mounds? Now is your chance! Join us for the Great American Campout. Set up your tents and sleeping bags and make dinner over a campfire. Once you are fueled up, join our staff for a night hike. Or if you are feeling brave, tell scary stories around the campfire! After your hike, you might be a little hungry, join us for a hot dog roast (while supplies last) then snuggle down to sleep under the stars.

Contact Info:
Keisha Wright

North Liberty Recreation Center
520 W. Cherry St.
North Liberty, IA 52317

Saturday 6/22 3:00PM-9:00AM

Join fellow North Libertarians in a backyard community wide campout to promote the nationwide Great American Campout! Rain date is June 29.

Contact Info:
Matt Meseck

West Des Moines City Campus
4200 Mills Civic Parkway
West Des Moines, IA 50265

Saturday 6/22 7:00PM-10:00AM

Activities will include nature walks at Southwoods Park, campfire stories, s'mores, a movie on the big screen, fishing, crafts and games. Evening snacks and a light breakfast will be provided.

  • Walk-ins are welcome

Contact Info:
Allison Ullestad

Jefferson Memorial Forest
11311 Mitchell Hill Rd.
Fairdale, KY 40018

Saturday 6/22 5:00PM-10:00AM

This event is an easy way for friends, families, and children to connect with nature, sleep under the stars and create memories of outdoor experiences. Jefferson Memorial Forest will provide the campfire, s’mores, night hikes. Louisville Astronomical Society will provide stargazing opportunities; you provide your dinner, breakfast, and tent.

Contact Info:
David Grissom

Union Parish Library
202 West Jackson
Farmerville, LA 71241

All Summer 2019

The Union Parish Library provides for local patrons with valid library cards at no charge, the rental of tents, sleeping bags, and fishing poles so families can enjoy a camping weekend!

  • Walk-ins are welcome, please email for more information

Contact Info:
Stephanie Herrmann

Patapsco Valley State Park
8020 Baltimore National Piket
Ellicott City, MD 21043

Saturday 6/22 1:00PM-10:00AM

Sleep under the stars at Patapsco Valley State Park. Enjoy s'mores, stargazing, nature hikes, and campfire songs. Bring your tent, sleeping bags, and your sense of adventure. This event is free and space is limited.

Contact Info:
Kim Mason

South River Farm Park
3553 Loch Haven Drive
Edgewater, MD 20137

Saturday 6/22 6:00PM-9:00AM

Experience the joys of sleeping outdoors in this overnight camping excursion. Enjoy an evening of hiking, s'mores and snacks by the fire, and stargazing all without leaving Anne Arundel County.

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

Contact Info:
Jessica Hardy

Patuxent River Park
16000 Croom Airport Road
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Saturday 6/22 12:00PM-10:00AM

Designed for first-time campers, park naturalists will guide you from tent up to tent down, featuring environmentally friendly camping practices, day and night hikes, animal programs, 2 group meals, an evening campfire with s'mores, stargazing, and family time!

Contact Info:
Chelsea Miller

Point Lookout State Park
11175 Point Lookout Road
Scotland, MD 20687

Saturday 6/22 3:00PM-1:00PM

Learn how to pitch a tent, make s'mores and more. No previous camping experience necessary, only a thirst for adventure and a passion for the outdoors. Activities are limited space, $10 per campsite.

  • Pre-registration is recommended, please call 301-872-5688 to register

Contact Info:
Taylor Lundstrom

Peggy Hannon-Rizza Rec Complex
1 Ed Hayes Way
Billerica, MA 01821

Saturday 6/29 6:00PM-11:00PM

Calling all Billerica residents! Join us this summer to participate in this popular national event, the Great American Campout! This event is sure to provide a fun filled evening for the whole family to enjoy. Join us for lawn games, dinner, a family movie, and more! We ask for families to bring their own tent.

Contact Info:
Billerica Recreation Department

Ramona Park
8600 S Sprinkle Road
Portage, MI 49002

Saturday 6/22 3:00PM-10:30AM

Enjoy a pig roast dinner, s'mores, popcorn and a light breakfast at the Great American Campout. Swim at the beach, go on a ranger led hike, make leaf etchings, and enjoy other family friendly activities. To end the evening, we will be showing the original Parent Trap movie outdoors under the stars.

Contact Info:
Staci Salisbury

Wilson Rozier Ballfield
38 Park Ave
Farmington, MO 63640

Saturday 6/22 4:00PM-8:00AM

Join us for the 2019 Great American Campout and Night at the Ballpark 2019, sponsored by Coldwell Banker Hulsey! We will have activities and games, then a Viewer's Choice Movie, then campout under the lights!

Contact Info:
John Bader

Bridgeport SRA & Wildcat Hills
210615 NE-71
Gering, NE 69341

Friday 6/21-6/23

Becoming an Outdoor Family is provided to families who are new to camping and the outdoors. With the expert guidance of our instructors, we will teach you how to fish, camp, kayak, and cook outdoors, among other activities, in a relaxed and safe environment.

Contact Info:
Christy Christiansen

Tuck Field
38 Park Ave
Hampton, NH 03842

Saturday 6/22 5:00PM-9:00AM

This is a tent only campout. No RVs or trailers of any kind. Family friendly please leave pets at home.

Contact Info:
Rene Boudreau

Rocky River Vineyards
11685 Reed Mine Road
Midland, NC 28107

Saturday 6/15 12:00PM-9:00AM

This is a tent camping event only. Paddling the Rocky River is optional on Saturday. There will be live music in the evening and a bonfire!

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

Contact Info:
Laura McDonald

Lake Julian Park
406 Overlook Road Extension
Arden, NC 28704

Saturday 6/22 6:00PM-8:00AM

Buncombe County Recreation Services will open Lake Julian Park up for a night of camping and outdoor adventures. Each 20 ft x 20 ft campsite is $20. The event is intended to be a low frill backyard campout; attendees will need to bring their own tents and sleeping bags.

Contact Info:
Chris Bubenik

Southdale Park
3036 Bellflower Street
Kettering, OH 45409

Saturday 6/22 6:00PM-8:00AM

Join the Great Kettering Camp-out at the Habitat. Enjoy roasting s’mores, campfire stories, a night hike in the woods, and so much more for campers to enjoy. Bring a picnic dinner for your family, and we will provide dessert and a pancake breakfast in the morning. One campsite registration is required per family (two tents).

Contact Info:
Kerri Miles

Governor Bebb Campground
1979 Bebb Park Lane
Okeana, OH 45053

Saturday 6/22 7:00PM-11:00PM

Join us under the stars at Governor Bebb MetroPark’s Dry Fork Campground. Activities include roasting marshmallows, a guided night-hike, live animals, and astronomy. Overnight camping is highly encouraged, but not required!

  • Pre-registration is required by 6/21, please call 513-867-5835

Contact Info:
Chelsea Wallace

Hintermeister Park
1300 Mayrose Drive
West Carrollton, OH 45449

Saturday 6/8 7:00PM-9:00AM

Family Campout - Games, s'mores, songs, & stars around the campfire. Must bring sleeping bags, chairs, etc. Tents recommended. No RVs/car camping.

Contact Info:
Heidi Van Antwerp

Possum Creek MetroPark
4790 Frytown Road
Dayton, OH 45417

Saturday 6/22 3:00PM-10:00AM

Join us as we take the National Wildlife Federation's pledge to celebrate camping as a way to connect with nature and wildlife. Pack the tent and the family; we'll provide the hotdogs, campfire and s'mores.

Contact Info:
Margaret Mueller

Harvest Ridge
8880 OH-39
Millersburg, OH 44654

Friday 6/21- 6/23

To celebrate the outdoors Scouters of Holmes County in coordination with The National Wildlife Federation is giving you a chance to pop a tent and enjoy an afternoon of fun activities. We will have a weiner roast on Saturday evening. All other food will need to be provided by individual campers. Some firewood and fire starter supplies will be available for sale. We will have archery, candle making, crafts, knots and more for kids and carving and leatherwork for adults.

Contact Info:
Melissa Biltz

LETRA Fort Sill
7463 Deer Creek Canyon Rd.
Fort Sill, OK 73503

Friday 6/7 - Sunday 6/9

Open to the public for camping! Cost of event includes all activities such as kayaking and hiking, corn hole, dinner, breakfast and water. There will be shade tents put up and you can join in on the activities or just hang out at your camp site.

  • $25 per tent
  • Walk-ins are welcome

Contact Info:
Tennille Russell

Veterans Memorial Park
6132 Brownsville Rd.
Finleyville, PA 15332

Saturday 6/1 5:00PM-10:00AM

Bring your own tent and camping supplies, including coolers/snacks. Fun outdoor activities, including stargazing, for the whole family! Hotdogs and s’mores will be provided. A continental breakfast will also be provided in the morning.

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

Contact Info:
Nicole Dooley

Cacoosing Meadows Park
1049 Reedy Road
Sinking Spring, PA 19608

Saturday 6/22 5:00PM-9:00AM

Bring the whole family to join us for a night under the stars and around the campfire for marshmallows, a movie and family memories. Light Continental Campers' Breakfast included!

  • Pre-registration is required, please call to register

Contact Info:
Judy Houck

Jarrett Nature Center
411-C, Babylon Rd
Horsham, PA 19044

Saturday 6/22 5:00PM-8:00AM

We encourage campers to bring dinner with them. There will be lots of activities for the kids. Outdoor games, s'mores, singing, firefly chasing, stream walking, etc Bring tent, reusable water bottle, sleeping bags, flashlight. There is no fee.

  • Walk-ins are welcome

Contact Info:
Kathleen Gipson

Temple University Ambler
580 Meetinghouse Road
Ambler, PA 19002

Saturday 7/13 2:00PM-10:00AM

Temple University Ambler is excited to host a campout for new and experienced campers. Spend the night tent camping, go on nature walks, and enjoy stargazing. We look forward to helping people connect with nature and exposing them to the wonder of Temple University Ambler and The Ambler Arboretum.

Contact Info:
Jim Duffy

Anne Springs Close Greenway
104 Adventure Road
Fort Mill, SC 29715

Saturday 6/22 3:00PM-10:00AM

Grab your sleeping bags and come join us for a night under the stars! We'll have fishing, kayaking, archery, a scavenger hunt, a Night Explorations Hike and, of course, a hot dog dinner followed by s'mores!

Contact Info:
Sara Lee

Reelfoot Lake State Park
2595 Hwy 21 E
Tiptonville, TN 38079

Saturday 6/22 1:00PM-2:00PM

Join us Saturday, June 22nd at 1:00pm until 2:00pm Sunday, June 23rd. Fees includes a place to set-up your tent, canoe trip on Sat, dinner, Sunset Cruise Sat night and Sun morning continental breakfast. Spots are reserved on a first come, first serve basis.

  • Pre-registration is required

Contact Info:
Karen Berkley

Dixon Park
1300 Dixon St.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Friday 6/21 6:00PM-10:00AM

Enjoy an evening of games, campfire, s’mores and activities at the pool. Patrons will have the opportunity to camp at Dixon Park and enjoy dinner and breakfast poolside.

Contact Info:
Jennifer Casarotti

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

Friday 6/21- Sunday 6/23

Camp with a ranger. Park staff will be offering tips and tricks to make your camping experience memorable. Discover the wonderful adventures that await you in the great outdoors. Our park interpreter will give tips on how start a fire, help you learn how to tie knots, explore the creatures of the night, and identify birds.

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

Contact Info:

High Bridge Trail State Park
6888 Green Bay Rd.
Green Bay, VA 23942

Friday 6/21 6:00PM-11:45PM

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, starting at 6 p.m. on Friday night and concluding at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning.

  • Reservation fee is $40
  • Pre-registration is required, please call 1-800-933-PARK

Contact Info:

Hillandale Park
801 Hillandale Avenue
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Saturday 6/22 4:00PM-9:00AM

The Harrisonburg Parks and Recreation will join thousands of families across the nation gathering in their backyards, neighborhoods, communities, and parks on June 22, 2019 to enjoy a simple night of camping for the 14th Annual Great American Campout, presented by National Wildlife Federation.

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

Contact Info:
Erik Dart

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

Saturday 6/22 8:00AM- 8:00PM

Everyone should get outside at least once this summer to connect with nature and wildlife, and what better time than the Great American Campout. Celebrate nature with us with 3 camping themed programs.

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

Contact Info:

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

Saturday 6/22 8:00AM-8:00PM

Celebrate the Great American Campout at various location in Hungry Mother State Park including camping survival tips, fire building 101 and campfire.

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

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

Saturday 6/22 9:00AM-11:00PM

Summer is here, the kids are out of school, what do you do now? Go camping of course. Chippokes Plantation State Park has 52 campsites available and will be offering the following interpretive programs to celebrate the event.

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

Contact Info:

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

Saturday 6/22 10:00AM-7:00PM

Experience a day full of camping, outdoor skills, and survival education programs. We are also providing a unique camping opportunity by offering six lakefront primitive camping sites for one night only.

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

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New River Trail State Park
116 Orphanage Dr.
Max Meadows, VA 24360

Saturday 6/22 10:00AM

Join park rangers for a canoe/campout trip from Austinville to Bakers Island where we will spend the night enjoying some programs like critters in the creek, shelter 101, stars of the new river, and a evening around the campfire telling stories and enjoying some s'mores. Make sure to bring some sunscreen, sleeping bag, tent, bug spray and close toe shoes.

  • 12 spots available for $25 fee
  • Pre-registration is required, please call 276-699-6778 to register

Contact Info:

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

Saturday 6/22 10:00AM-8:30PM

Join us for the annual Great American Campout and connect with nature and wildlife while enjoying the great outdoors. Join the fun activities for the day or reserve a campsite.

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

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

Saturday 6/22 10:00AM-8:00PM

The annual Great American Campout brings out thousands across the country to enjoy the outdoors and sleep under the stars. This is a great opportunity to check out the new additions to the park and learn about local critters, how to set up Base Camp and an astronomy lesson.

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

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

Saturday 6/22 10:00AM- 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. Join the fun activities for the day or reserve a campsite.

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

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

Saturday 6/22 11:00AM-8:00PM

JLearn about geocaching, survival bracelet, who made those tracks and a critter crawl! Join the fun activities for the day or reserve a campsite.

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

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

Saturday 6/22 12:00PM-11:45PM

Join Caledon's staff engaging in one of the best American pastimes: Camping. Have a blast while in the comfort of nature. This is a great way to introduce your family to camping. Bring your own tent and supplies and we will take care of your meals as well as provide extra activities.

  • $15 per family
  • Pre-registration is required, please call 540-663-3861 to register

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

Saturday 6/22 12:00AM- 11:45PM

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 a Search and Rescue demonstration by Dogs East, the Fishing is Fun program, s'mores, nature hikes, hearth cooking demonstrations and more.

  • $30 per campsite
  • Pre-registration is recommended, please call 540-592-3556 to register

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Natural Tunnel State Park
1420 Natural Tunnel Pkwy.
Duffield, VA 24244

Saturday 6/22 1:00PM

It's National Get Outdoors Month and we'd love for you to celebrate it with us. People all across the country will be camping this weekend as part of this nationwide event. In honor of the occasion, we're offering some exciting activities throughout the day to help you reconnect with nature.

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Staunton River State Park
1170 Staunton Trail
Scottsburg, VA 24589

Saturday 6/22 1:00PM-8:00PM

The Great American Campout is one of the best days to be in a State Park. This year is focused on Family Fun. We will be hosting programs all throughout the day that are perfect for kids young and old.

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

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Westmoreland State Park
145 Cliff Rd.
Montross, VA 22520

Saturday 6/22 1:00PM- 10:00PM

Take part in the National Great American Campout by reserving an available campsite and/or participating in our special star gazing program, hikes, owl prowl, camp cookery, and several other exciting programs.

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

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

Saturday 6/22 1:30PM-10:30PM

Are you new to camping and don't have all the gear you need? Or are you an experienced camper who wants to try a new spin on a favorite past time? All are welcome at Grayson Highlands' Great American Campout, an all-night experience full of special events. Camp for free in our Picnic Area and for first-timers who do not own gear, we have a limited number of tents, sleeping bags, and sleeping pads which we are happy to share, for free.

  • Pre-registration is required, please call 276-579-7092 to register

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Mason Neck State Park
7301 High Point Rd.
Lorton, VA 22079

Saturday 6/22 2:00PM-5:00PM

It's Great American Campout Day and, while camping is not offered at Mason Neck State Park, our nearby neighbor, Pohick Bay Regional Park, does offer camping if you want to give it a try. We will have a sample campsite set up with someone who will discuss equipment, different levels of camping and other fascinating information about an outdoor activity that millions participate in every year.

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

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

Saturday 6/22 3:00PM

Sleeping outside using a shelter is not, by any means, a recent way of life. Modern camping is just a continuation of an ancient necessity before we had permanent homes. The Great American Campout celebrates our camping history by encouraging everyone to participate in that time-honored tradition this weekend. Are you new to camping? No worries. We will have various types of camping equipment set up near the white beach tent.

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

Saturday 6/22 4:00PM-8:00PM

Join park staff and volunteers for a special night of fun activities for campers of all ages at False Cape State Park. S'mores and refreshments will be provided as well as special programs for campers including Prowling for Owls, Kayaking tours, and Stargazing.

  • Pre-registration is required, please call 800-933-7275 to register

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

Saturday 6/22 4:00PM-10:00PM

Make plans now to spend an evening with your friends at Occoneechee State Park. Camping, cooking, and exploring are just some of the things you'll experience during your Great American adventure.

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

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

Saturday 6/22 4:00PM-10:00PM

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? 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 call for more information

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

Saturday 6/22 6:00PM-10:30PM

Spend the night under the stars at Natural Bridge State Park. Bring your tent, lawn chairs, snacks, water and binoculars for our third annual Great American Campout.

  • Pre-registration is required, please call 800-933-7275 to register

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

Saturday 6/22 7:00PM-10:00AM

Bring your family and friends to Leesylvania State Park for an unforgettable night. For just $5 per person, you can campout until 10:00 a.m. Sunday morning and enjoy ranger-guided programs to learn the basics of camping. Experience the park at night like never before and enjoy s'mores while listening to nature.

  • Pre-registration is required, please call 703-583-6904 to register

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

Saturday 6/22 7:00PM-10:00AM

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 evening hike.

  • Program is free but $20 fee for primitive overnight camping
  • Pre-registration is required, please call 276-445-3065 to register

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

Saturday 6/22 8:00PM

In recognition of the Great American Campout, we are having a special event. Whether you are a first time camper or want to sharpen your skills, this is the event for you. We have set aside some campsites for those who wish to try their hand at camping. Learn how to build a safe and proper campfire, the "Dos and Don'ts" of setting up a tent, and what to bring on your trip. We will have a treat around the campfire and make s'mores.

  • Pre-registration is required, please call park to register

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Sherando Park
150 Park Dr.
Stephens City, VA 22655

Friday 6/21 5:00PM- 8:00AM

Join us at Sherando Park for a night of family camping fun on Friday, June 21! Campers will get one campsite for the evening along with a variety of fun outdoor activities.

Contact Info:
Sarah Young

Riversedge Nature Center
W4166 Co Rd A
Waubeka, WI 53021

Saturday 7/27 5:00PM-9:00AM

Join a Riveredge Naturalist for a unique opportunity to experience Riveredge after hours. Spend the evening exploring the trails, looking for night creatures, catching fireflies or relaxing at the campfire.

Contact Info:
Stefanie Merten

Pringle Nature Center
9800 160th Ave
Bristol, WI 53104

Saturday 6/22 12:00PM-9:00AM

Join us for Summer Celebration events followed by an overnight Campout next to Pringle Nature Center.

Contact Info:
Elizabeth Alvey