What better place to enjoy Halloween celebrations than at a campground? As the days get shorter and the cooler weather sets in, many campgrounds gear up for their annual Halloween-themed weekends. With spooky forest walks and ghost stories around the campfire, everyone can celebrate. These ten campgrounds offer Halloween fun with costume contests, trick or treating, pumpkin carving, haunted hayrides and so much more!
1. Kentucky Horse Park – Lexington, KY
For two weekends in October, the Kentucky Horse Park hosts their annual Halloween Campout. The always popular weekend Halloween celebrations feature costume contests, trick or treating, a golf cart parade, live entertainment and of course, tons of spooky decorations all around the park. Don’t miss the nightly haunted trail where goblins and ghouls slink out of the dark night. Most definitely guaranteed to give a good fright!
2. Lums Pond State Park – Delaware
Head over to the Lums Pond Halloween Hoot for a weekend of pumpkins and treats. Fun for the whole family includes hayrides, pony rides, face painting, and pumpkin carving. End the evening around the campfire with spooky stories and tasty s’mores.
3. Yogi Bear’s Hill Country Camp Resort– Canyon Lake, TX
October is a month of magic and monsters at the Hill Country Camp Resort. From the magic pumpkin patch to night-time laser tag and monster games, the fun at Hill Country never ends. Every weekend features pumpkin decorating, costume contests, camper-treating, and tons of fun and games. And because you can’t go home hungry, the weekend ends with a Sunday morning all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast.
4. Lake Rudolph – Santa Claus, Indiana
There is plenty of spook-tac-ular fun to go around at Lake Rudolph. Seven consecutive weekend Halloween celebrations run from mid-September to the end of October. The weekend schedule is jam-packed with seasonal fun. Listen to campfire ghost stories, take a haunted hayride, and of course, wander from site to site trick or treating. In addition to bags of seasonal treats and your favorite clown mask, be sure to bring along supplies for the site decorating and costume contests.
5. Far Horizons 49er Village RV Resort – Plymouth, CA
Join the Far Horizons 49er RV Resort for three fun packed Halloween weekends. You’re sure to love the haunted treats, spooky games, and boo-rific contests. But the fun doesn’t stop there! While the humans enjoy sugary treats, dogs of all shapes and sizes are gearing up for the annual Dog Costume Contest. So deck out Fido in his scariest costume and get ready to take the prize.
6. Green Acres Family Campground – Williamston, NC
The folks at Green Acres take this Halloween business seriously. For two fun-filled weekends at the end of October, the park is transformed into a boo-tiful place. Kids of all ages will enjoy sack races, a pumpkin roll, and jack-o-lantern contests. There’s also a Halloween parade, campsite decorating, trick or treating, and ghost stories. If that’s not enough, take a ghostly walk through the haunted corn field…if you dare.
7. Fort Boonsborough State Park, Richmond, KY
Fort Boonsborough is hosting their 22nd annual Halloween Party this year with thirteen days of fun and frights. Enjoy the camper decoration contest, nightly ghost walks, a Halloween parade, pirate putt-putt, Pumpkin Express hayrides, and so much more. The campground also hosts a Halloween Lights Drive Thru that you can enjoy by car or on foot. For over one and a half miles Halloween decorations line the campground road and light up the night.
8. Midway Campground Resort – Statesville, NC
For 22 years the Halloween experts at Midway Campground have been hosting the spookiest haunted woods walk around. All through the month of October, you can scare yourself silly with a delightfully terrifying walk in the woods. From the haunted graveyard to the spinning tunnel of terror and 3D clown room, this is one haunted walk you won’t want to take alone!
9. Land-O-Pines Family Campground – Covington, LA
The three-week-long Halloween celebration at Land-O-Pines Campground begins with a zombie apocalypse and ends with pumpkins on wheels. In mid-October join the throngs of un-dead for a zombie obstacle course run, a zombie costume contest, and a somewhat sketchy sounding “Find the Hidden Body Parts” contest. Not to be outdone by the zombies, the next two weekends feature traditional Halloween fun. The highlight of which is the always popular Great Pumpkin Race where participants transform ordinary squash into world-class race cars.
10. Hagerstown KOA – Hagerstown, MD
For the entire month of October, the folks at Hagerstown KOA host Halloween Celebrations that can’t be beaten. Kids of all ages will enjoy Halloween-themed crafts, games, and activities. There’s also pumpkin carving contests and trick or treat parade. In addition to the family fun, older kids and grown-ups will delight at the spooky Creek Side Manor Haunted House.