Great American Backyard Campout

June 28, 2014

The Great American Backyard Campout brings together families, friends, youth groups and more to connect with nature for a fun and memorable night sleeping under the stars. What is the Great American Backyard Campout? On June 28, 2014, thousands of people across the nation will gather in their backyards, neighborhoods, communities and parks to take part in a one-night event that will provide an experience for all generations to connect with nature. You can join the Great American Backyard Campout whether you are an experienced camper or first-time camper. Join Missouri state parks and historic sites for a variety of programs throughout the state. Click here to read the news release.

The Great American Backyard Campout® is sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation. For more information, visit

Following are the parks and historic sites participating in this year's Great American Backyard Campout with camping-related events. Click on the event name for more details.

State Park/Historic Site
Raptor Rehab Arrow Rock State Historic Site, Arrow Rock
Great American Backyard Campout Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park, Wildwood
The Great Campfire Adventure Sam A. Baker State Park, Patterson
Dutch Oven Cooking Bollinger Mill State Historic Site, Burfordville
Great American Backyard Campout Current River State Park, Salem
Hypsibema Exhibit Fort Davidson State Historic Site, Pilot Knob
Camping with Black Bears Grand Gulf State Park, Thayer
Owl Prowl Ha Ha Tonka State Park, Camdenton
The Ultimate S'more Cook Off Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park, Lesterville
Great American Backyard Campout Event Knob Noster State Park, Knob Noster
S'mores and More Lake of the Ozarks State Park, Kaiser
Great American Backyard Campout Lake Wappapello State Park, Williamsville
S'mores and Stories Mastodon State Historic Site, Imperial
Storytelling Pomme de Terre State Park, Pittsburg
Introduction ot Baskic Camping Prairie State Park, Mindenmines
Townball Roaring River State Park, Cassville
St. Francois State Park Mud Day St. Francois State Park, Bonne Terre
Great American Backyard Campout Stockton State Park, Dadeville
Crafts for Kids Table Rock State Park, Branson
Dutch Oven Cooking Harry S Truman State Park, Warsaw
Great American Backyard Campout Wallace State Park, Cameron
Campfire Program Washington State Park, De Soto
Camping with Lewis and Clark Weston Bend State Park, Weston