Great American Backyard Campground, June 26

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Ditch the devices and tune-in to nature. When you take part in the Great American Backyard Campout, you'll be joining families across the country in connecting with wildlife and one another. This year we are hosting the campout at Howard Marsh. This is one of the only opportunities you will have to stay overnight at this magnificent Metropark. Enjoy all the amenities this park provides like: fishing*, hiking, or kayaking*, as well as a one-of-a-kind sunrise that you will never forget. *Bring your own equipment or rent a kayak from the kayak share locker.

Saturday, June 26, 4 p.m. to Sunday, June 27, 10 a.m.
Howard Marsh

Questions? Contact Ashley Smith at 419-265-2920 or Ashley.Smith@MetroparksToledo.com.

Traditional Campsite: Campsites will be assigned on a first come first basis. They will be ready and available starting at 4 p.m. Saturday night. All tents need to be removed by 10 a.m. Sunday morning. [Register]
  • 6 people maximum per site.
  • Campsites are 15 x 15ft.
  • $25 per site (bring your own equipment i.e. tent, sleeping bag etc.)
  • This campsite permit is dog-friendly for friendly, leashed dogs!

Premium Campsites: 4-Person Tent: No tent? No problem! Let us do all the hard work for you! Includes set-up of the following: One traditional 4-person tent, 4 sleep pads, 4 sleeping bags, $100 per site. [Register]

Premium Campsites, Hammock Camping: No tent? No problem! Let us do all the hard work for you! Includes set-up of the following: One ENOpod Hammock Stand, 3 double hammocks, 3 sleep pads, 3 sleeping bags, $100 per site. [Register]

Premium Campsite, Glamping: No tent? No problem! Let us do all the hard work for you! Enjoy a night of glamping (glamour camping) at Howard Marsh Metropark. Includes set-up of the following: One Grand Hut REI tent (you can stand up in it), One ENOpod hammock stand, 3 hammocks, 2 sleep pads, 2 sleeping bags. Glamping accessories also included: night-stand, 2 cots, lanterns, camp chairs, and more! $200 per site. [Register]

Metroparks Toledo is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Staff can adapt many programs to be accessible. Please tell us your needs at the time of registration, but no later than 72 business hours prior to the program. For additional information or questions, please contact Ashley Smith at 419.265.2920 or Ashley.Smith@MetroparksToledo.com.