Clockshop, CA State Parks, and MRCA are hosting the first-ever LA River public campout. We are pleased to present a late-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.
Location: Rio de Los Angeles Bowtie Parcel | 2800 Casitas Ave. (apprx.) | L.A., CA 90039 | Map/Directions
Lila Higgins of the L.A. Natural History Museum, Kat Superfisky of Mia Lehrer + Associates Landscape-Architecture firm and a MRCA Ranger will conduct a guided exploratory walk, discuss the native environs and plant life along the river, and lead participants through memory mapping exercises using aerial imagery from do-it-yourself balloon mapping efforts at the site of Michael Parker’s sculpture “The Unfinished.” Artist and veteran camper Michael Parker will also be on-site sharing camping tips and info about the sculpture.
4:30 – 6pm Memory Mapping Workshop
6:30 – 8pm Dinner*
Sunset Campfire led by CA State Parks + MRCA
+ Additional activities throughout the evening.
* Food is bring your own – we will have a large BBQ grill on-site so bring all your favorite grillables!
- Park Rangers onsite throughout the entirety of the event
- Portable toilet and fire pit available
- Traditional camping gear recommended including tents, sleeping bags, sleeping mats, chairs, lanterns/flashlights/
headlamps, cooking and eating utensils, cooler, water, and snacks
- No dogs allowed.
We especially 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. RSVP below and email firstname.lastname@example.org to request your gear.