9 Campgrounds With Spooktacular Halloween Events
High Falls State Park, Georgia1 of 10
October 26, 2013
Enjoy an evening of fright and fun at the High Falls Spooky Halloween event. Enter into a costume contest around the dim light of a big group fire, roast s'mores and tell stories with other campers. Both children and adults can enter into the contest, so don't be shy to join in on the fun.
Killens Pond State Park, Delaware2 of 10
October 19, 2013 and October 26, 2013
Get in the Halloween spirit two weekends in a row at this Delaware state park. Plan on a day of Halloween events including pumpkin carving, scarecrow making, and a costume and campsite decorating contest. Top it all off with a Hoot N' Howling Campfire experience where you and your little ones can learn about, and call for, the animals of the night. Some events cost money while others are free. Learn more about event pricing here.
Wharton State Forest, New Jersey3 of 10
October 27, 2013
Head to Historic Batsto Village, just a few minutes from the campground, for a free Halloween event that runs from noon until 3p.m. The whole family can run around and enjoy a variety of kid-friendly activities including a parade. The older kids can partake in the Jersey Devil Bound walk and talk, a nighttime ranger-led program that weaves through through the Wharton State Forest.
Ponca State Park, Nebraska4 of 10
October 12, 2013 and October 19, 2013
Pack up your car and head to Ponca State Park for their 15th annual Halloween event. Reserve your spot on a mysterious hayrack ride through the park, and start prepping for pumpkin carving and rolling. You can enter into a campsite decorating contest and try your hand at a variety of other autumn arts and crafts too.
John James Audubon State Park, Kentucky5 of 10
October 30, 2013
Take your Halloween festivities from the campground to the local Audubon Museum. Events start at the campground, with a creative campsite contest, followed by a best costume contest and trick-or-treating between campsites. Then, hop on a hayride to the Halloween Spooktacular family festival at the museum. Enjoy face painting, pumpkin carving, a magic show and food booths. For $2 you can also creep through the Haunted Trail.
Thompson Falls State Park, Montana6 of 10
October 25, 2013 and October 26, 2013
Set up camp at this shaded campground for a relaxing Halloween weekend. While there's no pumpkin carving or costume contests, you can follow along on the annual guided Ghost Walk through the town of Bannack. With live, ghostly reenactments of historical town events, you'll surely be in the Halloween state of mind.
Canton/East Sparta KOA, Ohio7 of 10
Every October Weekend in 2013
October is all about Halloween at this festive KOA. Every weekend in October you and your family can enjoy a variety of spooky activities. Take an evening forest walk, tiptoe through a dark haunted house or hop on a ghostly hayride around the campground.
Lums Pond State Park, Delaware8 of 10
October 26, 2013
Head to Lums Pond for a Halloween Hoot that includes pumpkin carving and painting, costume contests and hayrides. Your little ones can also take a pony ride and get their face painted. End your evening around the campfire with songs, spooky stories and s'mores. Don't forget your treats for trick-or-treating around the campground.
Fort Boonesborough State Park, Kentucky9 of 10
October 15, 2013 through October 27, 2013
Celebrate Halloween for 13 days at this Kentucky state park. Grab a golf club and give pirate putt-putt a try, decorate your camper, chow down on a pancake breakfast, and take a pirate hike. But that's not all: hayrides, live entertainment, trick or treating and crafts will all be taking place every day.