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Pitch your tent at Owen Beach at Point Defiance Park Saturday

Metro Parks Tacoma will hold a campout Saturday night at Owen Beach in Point Defiance Park.
Metro Parks Tacoma will hold a campout Saturday night at Owen Beach in Point Defiance Park. Staff file, 2014

Metro Parks Tacoma is opening Owen Beach in Point Defiance Park for three nights of camping, starting Saturday.

Attendees will get a tent space, snack in the evening and hot breakfast. Participants will need to bring a tent, sleeping bags, toiletries, camp chairs, swimsuits/towels, flashlights and bug spray.

Here is the schedule:

7-9 p.m.: Check-in, setup.

9-9:30 p.m.: Evening snacks, time to explore.

9:30-11 p.m.: Activities including songs, ghost stories and crafts.

Midnight: Lights out.

6-8 a.m.: Sunrise breakfast, tent breakdown.

8:30 a.m.: Load out.

The other campouts will be Aug. 1 and 29.

The cost is $50 for four-person tent space; $75 for a six-person space and $100 for an eight-person space.

For details and to reserve a space, go to metroparkstacoma.org/campout.

Jeffrey P. Mayor: 253-597-8640

jeff.mayor@thenewstribune.com

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