Great American Backyard Campout

June 22, 2013

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 22, 2013, 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. Click on the event name for more details.

State Park/Historic Site
Raptors on the Rise Arrow Rock State Historic Site, Arrow Rock
The Great Campfire Adventure Sam A. Baker State Park, Patterson
Campout Current River Stae Park, Eminence
Nature Crafts, S'mores and Night Hike Crowder State Park, Trenton
Great American Campout First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site, St. Charles
100th Anniversary of the Grand Army of the Repulic Campfire Fort Davidson State Historic Site, Pilot Knob
Great American Backyard Campout Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park, Lesterville
Great American Backyard Campout Activities Knob Noster State Park, Knob Noster
Camping with Lewis and Clark Lewis and Clark State Park, Rushville
Campfire Stories Mastodon State Historic Site, Imperial
Interpretive Campfire Program Pomme de Terre State Park, Pittsburg
Great American Backyard Campout Activities Stockton State Park, Stockton
Camping Program Roaring River State Park, Cassville
Experience Trail of Tears State Park! Trail of Tears State Park, Jackson
Campout!! Felix Valle House State Historic Site, Ste. Genevieve
 Great American Backyard Campout Van Meter State Park, Miami
Mammals of Wakonda Wakonda State Park, La Grange
Campground Interpretive Programs Wallace State Park, Cameron
Interpretive Program Watkins Mill State Park, Lawson
Camping with Lewis and Clark (June 21) Weston Bend State Park, Weston