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Great American Backyard Campout at Elk Knob



Article Published: Jun. 16, 2011 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011
Great American Backyard Campout at Elk Knob


Novice campers are invited to join the Rangers at Elk Knob State Park for an enjoyable night of camping on Saturday, June 25, beginning no earlier than 3 p.m.

This is the third year that Elk Knob has participated in the campout, which is offered to introduce families to the joy of camping without the expense of buying equipment.

The campout allows participants a night of supervised camping at Elk Knob State Park, which is usually not allowed; and rangers provide the tents, dinner, s'mores and interesting programs to fill the night with entertainment.

Participants should bring snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, breakfast for the morning, and their own sleeping bags/blankets.

Some of the activities on tap this year are astronomy, a bird hike and an owl presentation. Brett Butler, a local Native American Cultural Educator, will be demonstrating tipi setup, Native American history, including primitive skills and tools, and open-fire cooking.

The campout is free, but registration is required by June 20. To register, call (828) 297-7261. Space is limited to the first 25 people. Adults must accompany children.

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