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Toledo Jeep Fest Base Camp

Metroparks is pleased to partner with Toledo Jeep Fest to create the first-ever Toledo Jeep Fest Base Camp at Middlegrounds Metropark.

During Toledo Jeep Fest Weekend, Middlegrounds will transform into a multi-day pop up campsite offering both Jeep overlanding sites and traditional tent camping sites. The park is conveniently located less than a mile from the Toledo Jeep Fest event footprint and more than 50 downtown restaurants and attractions. 

Toledo Jeep Fest Base Camp is a nod toward the future when Metroparks makes camping a permanent part of downtown with the completion of Glass City Metropark.

Online registration opens 6 p.m. on March 30, 2022.

Jeep Overlanding SitesLess than 20 available!

$225 for two nights [Friday & Saturday]  Register
Base Camp is designed to promote and highlight Jeep overlanding. The goal of overlanding is to become reliant on your vehicle for transportation and shelter in order to enjoy the nature around you. Base Camp will offer a unique urban overlanding experience with limited overlanding sites located beneath the Anthony Wayne Bridge.

Each overlanding site is 15x30 and can accommodate groups of up to 8 guests. Each site offers the following: space for one Jeep overlanding vehicle and room for one additional tent (up to 10x10). Guest may bring a portable grill 18 to 20 inches in diameter.

Traditional Tent Camping SitesLess than 30 available!

$200 for two nights [Friday & Saturday]   Register
Spend the night under the stars in a safe urban setting at this small riverside park. Tent sites are featured along the river and on the main lawn next to the Rotary Roundhouse shelter.

Each campsite is 15x15 and can accommodate groups of up to 6 guests. Each site offers the following: space for one 10x10 tent. Guest may bring a portable grill 18 to 20 inches in diameter

**No RV’s will be permitted at Toledo Jeep Fest Base Camp. There are no electrical or waste connection available for Jeep overlanding sites or traditional tent camping sites.

Check-In / Check-Out

Toledo Jeep Fest Base Camp will open to registered campers at 3 p.m. on Friday, August 12; guests will be asked to exit base camp by 12 p.m. on Sunday, August 14. 

Base Camp Amenities

  • Access to the Rotary Roundhouse shelter with picnic tables and restroom facilities
  • Access to an 8 stall portable shower trailer
  • Enjoy Middlegrounds 1.5 mile walk/bike path along the Maumee River
  • Take advantage of the Veo Bike & Scooter share hub to easy access to Downtown Toledo
  • Bring your kayaks and utilize the Kayak Cove launch area
  • Bring your dog and utilize Middlegrounds off-leash dog area

Base Camp Special Events

  • Friday, August 12 – Outdoor Movie Night [Exclusive & complimentary to Base Camp overnight guests]
  • Saturday, August 13 – Pig Roast [Exclusive & complimentary to Base Camp overnight guests]
  • Sunday, August 14 – Outdoor Skills Expo at Glass City Metropark [Open & free to the public; join us across the river at Toledo’s newest riverfront park to try fishing, archery, paddling and more from noon to 4 p.m.]

Event Details

The parking lot at Middlegrounds will be blocked out for Base Camp overnight guests while the park will remain open for walk-in traffic during normal park hours.

For the safety of our overnight guests, a ranger will be on duty overnight.

Register online or by calling 419-407-9700, space is limited.

*Sites will be assigned in the order registrations are received.

**Each overnight guest will receive tickets to attend exclusive events (movie night and pig roast) and traditional campsite guests will have a parking pass for 1 vehicle to park on site.