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Great American Campout coming to Virginia State Parks

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Posted at 11:58 PM, Jun 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-22 23:58:46-04
The North Rim Campground at the Grand Canyon National Park is open from mid-May to mid-October. Operated by the National Park Service.There are no hook-ups, however, there is a dump station within the campground. Pets are allowed, but must be leashed at all times, and may not be left unattended. Wood and charcoal fires are only permitted in provided campsite grills. No gathering of down wood - wood may be purchased at the general store. Coin operated laundry and showers are located at the entrance to the campground. Accessible campsites and restrooms are available.

The North Rim Campground at the Grand Canyon National Park is open from mid-May to mid-October. Operated by the National Park Service.There are no hook-ups, however, there is a dump station within the campground. Pets are allowed, but must be leashed at all times, and may not be left unattended. Wood and charcoal fires are only permitted in provided campsite grills. No gathering of down wood – wood may be purchased at the general store. Coin operated laundry and showers are located at the entrance to the campground. Accessible campsites and restrooms are available.

RICHMOND, Va, — If you’re interested in learning more about camping and the outdoors, the Great American Campout is coming to all 36 Virginia State Parks on June 27. The Great American Campout is sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation.

Some parks will have special overnight campout events, others will rent campsites with related programs on Saturday and Sunday, and a few day-use parks will offer special activities, said Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation spokesman.

For the complete list of activities, visit: http://bit.ly/campout2015.

Some of the campouts will offer equipment on a limited basis and some will even include meals.

Parks that will offer free campouts: Grayson Highlands in Mouth of Wilson, Hungry Mother in Marion, James River in Gladstone, Staunton River Battlefield in Randolph.

Space is limited and advance registration is required.

Parks that will offer family campout opportunities in a group setting with guidance from park staff: Belle Isle in Lancaster, Caledon in King George, False Cape in Virginia Beach, Holliday Lake in Appomattox, Leesylvania in Prince William, Natural Tunnel in Duffield, New River Trail in Foster Falls, Powhatan in Powhatan County and Sky Meadows in Delaplane.

Check individual listings for prices and advance registration.

To make a campsite reservation in a park not offering group campouts, call 800-933-7275.

For the complete list of nearly 1,500 activities and events available in state parks throughout June, visit, http://bit.ly/GreatOutdoors2015.

Visit five different Virginia State Park between May 16 and June 30 to earn an annual Naturally Yours Passport Plus valued at $66. This a part of the Get Outdoors! Challenge.

Learn more here: http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/get-outdoors.shtml