Great American Campout

June 24, 2017

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 24, 2017, 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. Click here to read the news release.

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
Pollinator Palooza Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park, Wildwood
Spider Sniff Program Crowder State Park, Trenton
Ultimate S'mores Cook-off Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park, Middlebrook
Night Expedition Lewis and Clark State Park, Rushville
S'mores and Stories Mastodon State Historic Site, Imperial
Dutch Oven Cooking Harry S Truman State Park, Warsaw
Great American Campout Washington State Park, De Soto
Adventure to the Overlook Weston Bend State Park, Weston