LA River Campouts

First-Ever LA River Campout


LA River Campouts

First-Ever LA River Campout


May 31–June 1, 2014

Bowtie Project

2780 W Casitas Ave

Los Angeles, CA




California State Parks, Clockshop and MRCA invite you to join us for the first-ever LA River public campout.

We are pleased to present an afternoon of outdoor exploration at the Rio de Los Angeles Bowtie parcel followed by a traditional campfire program and night under the stars. This one-night opportunity will allow Angelenos a chance to camp inside the city, on the banks of the scenic LA River Glendale Narrows.

Campout Includes:

> Rangers Perez Soto and Keleigh Apperson will lead campers in an exploratory walk of the Bowtie Site and the river’s edge, discussing the native environs and plant life.

> Lila Higgins of the L.A. Natural History Museum and Kat Superfisky of Mia Lehrer + Associates Landscape-Architecture Firm will lead participants through Memory Mapping exercises using aerial imagery from do-it-yourself balloon mapping efforts and through a visioning activity that explores the transition from space to place along the entire 51 miles of the river.

> CA State Parks will lead campers in a traditional campfire gathering complete with s’mores, ghost stories and songs.

> Entomologists Lisa Gonzalez and Emily Hartop invite participants to join in as they search for nocturnal insects along the LA River, using a technique known as “black lighting” to attract and observe bugs as they wander by.

> Artist and veteran camper Michael Parker will be on-site sharing camping tips and information about his work “The Unfinished” .

> Grillmaster Matt Beville will be cooking up hot dogs, hamburgers and veggie burgers available for purchase.

We are especially excited to welcome first time family campers by offering full camping set-ups, including tents, sleeping bags, and sleeping pads (by reservation only) courtesy of CA State Parks and the FamCamp trailer program.

Event details and more information for campers can be found here .

This event is sponsored by California State Parks and Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority.