June 12, 2017

Contact: Communications Office

Missouri State Parks invites the public to the Great American Campout June 24

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JUNE 12, 2017 – Missouri State Parks is inviting everyone to experience an outdoor adventure with family and friends in state parks and historic sites during the Great American Campout June 24.

The Great American Campout is a nationwide initiative by the National Wildlife Federation to encourage families and communities to connect and experience the outdoors. It is part of the Great Outdoors Month that highlights the many kinds of outdoor activities that strengthen our bonds with nature.

To celebrate the Great American Campout, Missouri State Parks is sponsoring a variety of events at parks and sites throughout the state to give everyone a fun adventure or a special way to connect with the outdoors. Events range from learning about pollinators, Dutch oven cooking and campground safety to following in the footsteps of explorers William Clark and Meriwether Lewis.   

Missouri State Parks is celebrating 100 years in 2017. Visitors can experience all the park system has to offer with the Centennial Passport. Visit for more information. 

For more information on state parks and historic sites and how you can participate in the Great American Campout, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.