Halloween Camping Delight

It’s October and that means spooky campfire tales and trips to areas we wouldn’t normally venture to in search of a good scare.

Campground Nightmare

Campground Nightmare

With Halloween falling on a weekend, many families will be hitting the road for some spooky fun.

In an earlier post on Vogel Talks RVing we discussed camping where Halloween is The Experience starting on the Pacific Coast.

From haunted ghost towns to man-made haunted house attractions, we continue our rundown of America’s best haunted locations for RV campers to visit this Halloween.

Located in Transylvania County, North Carolina, Ash Grove Mountain Cabins and Camping, becomes Ash Ghoul, the Haunted Campground on Halloween. They offer a haunted trail, costume contest, cabin and campsite decorating contests, a bonfire event with tricks, treats, ghost stories, and more. The nearby town of Brevard hosts HalloweenFest, including the Flight of the Vampires 5K race.

Halloween Campout is a big deal at Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio. Join with the Haunted Hocking “HHIT” team as they search for the unexplained at Ash Cave, or try your hand at pumpkin decoration. Campers can enjoy a hayride, a family-fun spooky movie, site decoration contest, and trick-or-treat at Old Man’s Cave campground.

Whispering Hills Jellystone Park, in Big Prairie, Ohio knows how to have fun on Halloween. They put together a great Haunted Corn Maze, Children’s Straw Maze, costume contests, campsite decorating contests, and lots more.

Campground Nightmare

Campground Nightmare

The First Annual Scarecrow Trail at Lake Guntersville State Park, Alabama, will be filled with local businesses, organizations, and clubs scarecrows. Admission is free to the public and will be open until November 31, 2015, from 8 a.m. until sundown. Come by RV, car, or by boat.

The 17th Annual Hallowfest at Ponca State Park, Nebraska is underway and continues until Saturday, October 31. This Halloween-themed festival features haunted evening hayrack rides, a pumpkin rolling and carving contest, campsite decorating contest, and much more.

Help scare away the evil spirits at Big Bone Lick State Park, Kentucky by bringing all your little ghouls, ghosts, witches, and skeletons to the park for the annual Halloween Scare-fest! Campers will be treated to Halloween games and crafts and special events including Friday Night Haunted Hallows Social and Haunted House. Bring the scariest decorations you can find to help set the mood for all campers during the last two weekends of October. Don’t forget those pumpkins so you can enter the traditional, no pattern, pumpkin carving contest.

S & H Campground is another location for fall fun. Located 20 minutes from downtown Indianapolis, this year-round campground features a family fun park for local visitors, with amenities such as an inflatable playground, miniature golf, a bungee trampoline, and a mini-train tour. Each weekend in October has its own theme: October 23 to 25 is “Ghost-Busting Weekend” with prizes for the best Ghostbuster costume, ghostly crafts, and trick-or-treating with the Great Pumpkin; October 30 to November 1 is Halloween Prom Weekend and features a pet costume parade. S & H also offers hay rides, a pumpkin patch, and live music most weekends.

Campground Nightmare

Campground Nightmare

When visitors asked this campground owner to set up a small scale haunt for their kids, who could have guessed that it would have grown into an attraction known nationwide? Recently under new management, Campground Nightmare (formerly known as Campground Massacre) features a haunted mansions, an actor in the woods waiting for victims, a lifelike zombie gravedigger, and much more.

Since the 1990s this attraction has been growing and improving every year and has a stellar reputation for being one of the scariest. If the warnings on their website are any indication, leave the young kids at home and get a checkup from your cardiologist before making the trek to this haunted campground.

Halloween on a Saturday means take advantage of it! Choose a camping place that suits your style. There is always something for everybody’s taste. Wild or mild, the choice is yours. So, Let’s Get camping this Halloween!

Campground Nightmare

Campground Nightmare

Worth Pondering…

Pixie, kobold, elf, and sprite,
All are on their rounds tonight;
In the wan moon’s silver ray,
Thrives their helter-skelter play.
—Joel Benton

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