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Goblins & Ghouls: Campsites with Great Halloween Traditions
Halloween is a time for fun traditions like pumpkin carving, haunted houses, hay rides and trick-or-treating. But did you know you can experience these festive activities all throughout the month of October? Many campgrounds spend the month celebrating with a variety of events making them the perfect destination for your next fall family outing!
Check out the kind of Halloween fun you can find at these seven campgrounds, and if you’re looking for other places to celebrate Halloween, use our park finder to find a campground near you.
- Gettysburg Campground in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
- This park has three consecutive Halloween-themed weekends the last three weekends of October. Activities include crafts, a pumpkin carving contest, campsite decorating and costume contests for adults and children, trick or treating, haunted hayrides, a Halloween dance and a haunted house.
- Scenic Ridge Campground in Whitewater, Wisconsin
- This park has a 15-minute haunted trail that includes a cemetery and a black maze. Halloween themed weekends are scheduled the middle three weekends of October and also include a chili potluck, a costume contest, trick-or-treating and a pumpkin hunt.
- Land-O-Pines Family Campground, Covington, Louisiana
- This park offers a wide range of activities and entertainment for Halloween with four consecutive Halloween themed weekends, including a “Kiddie Halloween Bash” for kids 12 and under Oct. 9-11 with nighttime candy hunt, trick or treating, a costume contest, a coloring contest, music, a hayride and kids only bingo. Other weekends include a Zombie weekend with a “Find the Hidden Body Parts” contest, a Zombie Obstacle Course, a Zombie Costume Contest, and a Zombies versus Humans Game, haunted house contests, where campers design themselves at their campsites, and a Great Pumpkin Race.
- Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Hagerstown, Maryland
- This campground has six consecutive Halloween themed weekends through November 1 with themes including ghosts & goblins, werewolves, vampires, witches and zombies. Make sure you bring candy to share with all of the trick-or-treaters. Dress up, walk in the costume parade and compete for prizes. On All Hallows Eve, beware of the frights lurking on our spooktacular Haunted Trail.
- The Kansas City Jellystone Park in Lawrence, Kansas
- This park has a haunted barn and corn maze that’s open throughout October for some spooky fun. They invite everyone to come out dressed in their costume and decorate some pumpkins.
- Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at River Bottom Farms in Swansea, South Carolina
- This park, which has six consecutive Halloween-themed weekends, features a haunted house, which is set up inside an old 400-foot long barn with 20 to 25 actors and animatronics. Three of the Halloween-themed weekends are “no scare” weekends designed for families with younger children.