Do you love camping in the fall? One of our favorite times of the year to camp is during the Halloween season. The trees have taken on beautiful fall colors and a chill is in the air, making it the perfect time to sit by the campfire, roast marshmallows, and pass out candy to the kids. Halloween and camping fit together perfectly as the campground provides a unique place for the entire family to enjoy the holiday.
A campground is an excellent place for children to trick or treat. It is not as crowded as most neighborhoods, and if you do not live in a neighborhood, the campground provides you with one in an instant. A few campers we spoke to recently said that they make reservations to stay at the same campground each year in order to enjoy the festivities with their children and grandchildren.
Camping in autumn, especially in October, amplifies the feeling of community that exists among the campers. Although we are neighbors for only a day or two, the sense of community is strong as “neighbors” unite to make Halloween a memorable night for children. Campers are decorated in the Halloween spirit with pumpkins, ghosts, and goblins. It is fun to walk through the campground and see both fall and spooky decorations.
Many campgrounds sponsor fun Halloween activities throughout the month of October. Be sure to check out the campgrounds in your area. In recent years, one of our favorite experiences was when we stayed at the KOA in Gaffney, South Carolina. The entire family had a blast. The campground had numerous activities planned for both kids and adults, including a costume contest. The kids participated in a parade where they got to show off their costumes. Hayrides were available as well. For adults, there was a campsite decorating contest. At dusk, the children walked through the campground trick or treating.
Many campgrounds offer similar experiences on Halloween. Some will have haunted trails as well as ghost story time around the bonfire. Even campgrounds that do not have planned activities usually will have trick or treating for the kids. We are excited about our Halloween reservations this year.
Camping on Halloween does not have to break the bank. This evening, Brandi and I went to Dollar Tree and bought some new decorations for our upcoming trip. For under $20, we will decorate our camper festively with a touch of a friendly ghoul. For a few more dollars, we make a great chex recipe called Harvest Mix to enjoy around the campfire!
Halloween is a fun time of year and can be even more enjoyable when camping. The holiday provides an opportunity to get out in the cool fall weather, enjoy family fun, and have some spooky good times. Camping at Halloween is Bear Bryant and I Love Lucy approved!
Do not forget your decorations and candy on your October camping trips!
Do you like to go camping in the fall around Halloween? Any fun Halloween camping ideas to share? We would love to hear from you! Please drop us a line in the comment section below.
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