Lake Julian Hosts Great American Campout

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Lake Julian Hosts Great American Campout

Campout Event Set For June 24

Have a quick outdoor family getaway with Buncombe County Recreation Services and celebrate the Great American Campout.

Finding the time to go off the grid and reconnect with nature is often the hardest part of camping. In an effort to create an accessible camping outdoor experience, Buncombe County Recreation Services will be keeping Lake Julian Park open past sunset for a night of camping and outdoor adventures on Saturday, June 24. The event held in conjunction with the National Wildlife Federation’s Great American Campout.

The event is part of Buncombe County Recreation Service’s “Buncombe Outdoors Adventure Club” program. The fledgling program recognizes that while our area is well-known for outdoor recreation, venturing out to try new activities can be intimidating for those doing them for the first time. The Buncombe Outdoors Adventure Club will continue to roll out fun and engaging outdoor opportunities throughout the year.

Preregistration for the Great American Campout at Lake Julian is required. It’s $20 per campsite. The event is intended to be a low frill backyard campout. You’ll need to bring your own tents and sleeping bags.

On-site check will start at 6 pm. Campers will need to be packed up by 11am on June 25. The event will include a handful of outdoor activities geared to connect campers with nature…and of course, s’mores.

Ken Ulmer

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