Camping

Camping is an inexpensive family activity and a way to give your kids what they may lack in this go-go era: unstructured time outside, away from screens, homework and an avalanche of after-school activities. Camping provides a rare chance for them (and you) to be a kid, and what could be more important?

Friday Noon to Sunday 4 PM

Oodles of camping gear & FREE on-site camping

Tent camping allows you to experience the sights, sounds and smells of the great outdoors without the distraction of modern conveniences. There’s no better way to truly get back to nature. At the Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience, we have everything you need to start your camping journey.

  • FREE camping in the OutdoorX Campground
    Camping is by far the best way to experience the Wagner Subaru Outdoor Experience. Camping at OutdoorX is like becoming a part of a colorful village that exists only for a few days. The tent campground is conveniently located right outside the event in lush grass fields and features spacious oversized camping plots. A limited number of spots for small campers are also available at Eastwood Lake. Make friends, stay close to the action of the event and even take a mid-day nap. Learn more about how to get a free tent site or space for a small camper.
  • Camping Gear
    Check out all the latest in primitive camping gear from local retailers and manufacturers in the Exhibitor Village. You might even find a bargain in the Used Gear Area.
  • Outdoor School
    Learn camp cooking techniques along with navigational and other outdoor skills in the Backpacker Magazine Outdoor School.

After OutdoorX

Five Rivers MetroParks welcomes groups, families or individuals to explore their wild sides by spending a night under the stars at one of 23 campsites. Camping is a great way to experience nature at dawn, dusk and even after dark. Five Rivers MetroParks offers frontcountry campsites that are easily accessible by car and hike-in backcountry sites for the more adventurous camper. Both offer a way for you to unplug just a short drive from home.

Learn more about camping in your MetroParks.

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