Great American Campout

June 27, 2015

The Great American 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 Campout? On June 27, 2015, 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 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.

The Great American 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
Great American Campout Crowder State Park, Trenton
Great American Campout First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site, St. Charles
Owl Prowl Ha Ha Tonka State Park, Camdenton
Bat Night Hawn State Park, Ste. Genevieve
The Ultimate S'more Cook Off Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park, Lesterville
S'mores and Stories Mastodon State Historic Site, Imperial
Great American Campout Roaring River State Park, Cassville
Raptor Awareness Robertsville State Park, Robertsville
Dutch Oven Cooking Harry S Truman State Park, Warsaw
Great American Campout Weekend Washington State Park, De Soto