Click the link to hear KMZU’s Sandi Wilson speak with Anna Persell, Natural Resource Manager, about the event happening at Crowder State Park this Saturday.

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The Great American Backyard Campout is actually a national event, but Crowder State Park is having theirs one week early. The fun starts at 3:00 p.m. and lasts until 9:00 p.m. This event is free for all who attend.

Natural Resource Manager Anna Persell will lead a guided night hike to educate Missourians on the sounds and creatures of the night. She recommends you wear closed toe shoes and you can bring a flashlight.

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You do not need to make any reservations, however if you or anyone in your group requires special services or accommodations you can call the park to make arrangements. This is a first come first served basis event. Crowder State Park is located west of Trenton off Highway 6 on Highway 128.

For more information you can call the park at 660-359-6473 or go to There is also a calendar of events and other valuable information on their Facebook Page.