At The Dyrt, we share camping tips from our community of campers and campgrounds. With so many campers staying home, we continue to share this info so you can plan future camping trips across the U.S.

For some, spending Halloween camping in the dark woods sounds like the perfect way to spend the holiday. For you thrill seekers, here is a list of the most frightening places to camp. Me, I’ll be safe in bed eating candy corn, doors locked.

halloween camping: Bottomless Lakes

The lakes aren’t really bottomless at Bottomless Lake Campground near Roswell, Nevada but the creepy reports of UFO sightings seem to go on forever. This is the campground for you if you want to lay under the stars, searching for extra terrestrials and hoping you won’t be taken in the middle of the night.


  • On the Face of a Mountain

spooky halloween camping

OK…this may not be technically “spooky” but it certainly looks terrifying. One could bet you’d still feel a little scared if you spent Halloween camping here!


halloween camping: Devil's Tombstone

One of the oldest sites in the Catskill Forest Preserve, this area was rumored to be one of the devil’s favorite haunts when it was being settled, scaring people left and right. At the campground is the Devil’s Tombstone, a large boulder which gives the campground its name. It was likely carried down the mountain many centuries ago by a landslide or glacier, but you can tell a different story around the fire when your friends go Halloween camping together.


halloween camping: Lone Pine

This just may be the creepiest campground of all. Legend has it that in the late 1800’s, a man named Sam Lewis and his wife kept sheep in this area, which was one of Mrs. Lewis’s favorite places. Naturally, when she died, Sam scattered her ashes on the land that she so loved. Ever since, people have reported strange incidents while camping here. People have seen a glowing image of a woman dancing, singing, and campers have woken up in the morning to find their belongings strewn about their campsite. Halloween camping doesn’t get any better than that!

Spooky, indeed.

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  • Sarah Smith

    Sarah Smith

    Sarah is The Dyrt's Co-founder. Growing up hiking, canoeing, and camping in the north woods of Minnesota, The Dyrt is a natural extension of her life experiences. She has traveled to over 40 countries and trekked in Nepal, biked the United Kingdom, and climbed Mt Fuji. An avid camper, Sarah now lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband Kevin (the other Co-founder of The Dyrt), and the original #DyrtDog, Brandy.