Great American Campout

June 25, 2016

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 25, 2016, 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 and Storytelling Arrow Rock State Historic Site, Arrow Rock
Moth Night Cuivre River State Park, Troy
Night Hike Ha Ha Tonka State Park, Camdenton
Ultimate S'mores Cook-Off Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park, Lesterville
Lewis and Clark Campout Lewis and Clark State Park, Rushville
Curious Constellations Prairie State Park, Mindenmines
Dutch Oven Cooking Harry S Truman State Park, Warsaw
Great American Campout Mark Twain State Park, Florida
Great American Campout Weekend Washington State Park, De Soto
Campout Adventure Weston Bend State Park, Weston