Spookapalooza Weekend At DeSoto State Park

Spookapalooza 2022 Halloween Weekend  – Fun for the entire family…snacks, treats, costumes, and excellent slap-your-knee-&-shiver storytelling! A weekend of fun events guaranteed to run shivers up and down your spine! Trick or treating, games, storytelling, games & more are in store during this popular annual event. Grab your favorite costume, bring the family, & come stay with us! All events are free to the public & great for all ages!

Spookapalooza Spooktacular Campsite Contest 2022 – Campers in DeSoto State Park have been decorating their campsites with Halloween decorations for years……this year, there will be a campsite decorating contest! Decorate your site with the most original and creative Halloween décor you can find … you might win a prize! The best decorated sites will win great prizes like free camping and morethere will be a 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winner, as well as Most Creative to boost that competitive spark! Winners will be announced on Sunday, October 30th via DeSoto’s Facebook/Instagram(#desotostatepark) Winners will be contacted via email or phone Regulations: We ask that decor remains on the individual sites and does not bleed over into others sites, roadways, trails, etc. Décor must be completely removed from site at camper checkout-PLEASE no glitter/confetti, paint, toilet paper or other materials that cause damage to the park. Please help us observe Leave No Trace in the park where we can, especially with picking up litter.

Spookapalooza Pumpkin Carving Contest 2022 – DeSoto State Park is glad to host the 11th Annual Spookapalooza Pumpkin Carving Contest! Entries will be judged on overall appearance, creativeness, neatness, and originality. Entries can have any theme or design, i.e., Halloween, nature, fall season, etc. All ages may enter contest. Date: Entries must be turned in no later than 12:00 noon on Saturday, October 29 2022 to be judged. Turn in at DeSoto’s Country Store on County Road 89-table will be set up on porch. Winners will be announced on Sunday, October 30th via DeSoto’s Facebook/Instagram(#desotostatepark) DeSoto State Park in Fort Payne, Alabama. Entries may be picked up at the DSP Country Store on Sunday, October 30th. Free and Open to all age.

Trick or Treating in DeSoto State Park’s Improved Campground Wear your favorite costume if you wish! Candy stations are located through-out the campground, where campers will be handing out candy. Parking is limited to the public inside the campground, so for those that don’t mind walking we suggest parking at DeSoto’s Country Store or Picnic Area and walking up to the Lower loop via the gold trail (path behind Country Store) or the silver trail at the end of the store’s parking lot. Improved campground gates will open at 3:00 pm, no public entry will be allowed before 3:00 pm & after 5:30 p.m.

Email Brittney.Hughes@dcnr.alabama.gov for any details.

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Oct 28 - 29 2022


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