Halloween RV Campouts

 Halloween RV Campouts

The month of October has surprisingly become huge for RV campgrounds, resorts and parks around the U.S. thanks to Halloween.

Maybe because for many in the northern states, its a chance to do one more trip before the RV has to be winterized and put in storage.

Instead of just one night – Oct. 31 – many parks dedicate the entire two or three weekends before Halloween to the big event.

Fall is a great time to camp. Addison Oaks Campgtoud in MI
Fall is a great time to camp. Addison Oaks Campgoud in MI

We visited a campground near us this past weekend – Addison Oaks Park in Addison Twp., about 45 miles north of Detroit in Oakland County.

The past two weekends were set aside for their annual “Boo Bash” and if they had any openings in the 174-site campground, they weren’t evident as I walked around taking pictures. Families in every sort of RV were there. Most had roaring fires – the temperatures dipped into the 30’s at night. But no one seemed to mind the cold. Kids young and old were in full costumes. Even dogs were in costume. There was a costume contest. Trick or Treating. A scary castle tour and hay rides.

There's a real =festive atmosphere at a Halloween campout - Addison Oaks Campgrtound, MI
There’s a real =festive atmosphere at a Halloween campout – Addison Oaks Campground, MI

Jennifer and Tai came along with me and although Gtai seemed a bit confused seeing his canine pals dressed up as dinosaurs and clowns, he realized there was something festive and fun about the experience and had to be restrained from visiting each campsite I also think he knew they were handing out goodies to the trick or treaters and he wanted his share.

Kids dress up for the "Boo Bash at Addison Oaks Campgrtound, MI
Kids dress up for the “Boo Bash at Addison Oaks Campground, MI

There’s one more weekend before Halloween. Check it out. I net a campground near you is hosting a similar event.

 

Even the dogs are in costume - Addison Oaks Campgrtound, MI
Even the dogs are in costume – Addison Oaks Campground, MI
Decorating the RVs is big fun - Addison Oaks Campgrtound, MI
Decorating the RVs is big fun – Addison Oaks Campground, MI
Yikes! - Addison Oaks Campgrtound, MI
Yikes! – Addison Oaks Campground, MI
And of course, its always fun to take a walk at the Addison Oaks Campgrtound, MI - Jennifer and Tai enjoying the cool fall weather
And of course, its always fun to take a walk at the Addison Oaks Campground, MI – Jennifer and Tai enjoying the cool fall weather

Mike Wendland

Mike is a veteran journalist who, with his wife, Jennifer, travels North America in a small motorhome, blogging about the people, places, joys and adventure of RV life on the road. He enjoys camping (obviously), hiking, biking, fitness, photography, kayaking, video editing, and all things dealing with technology and the outdoors. See and subscribe to his RV Lifestyle Channel on YouTube, where he has hundreds of RV and travel related videos. His PC MIke TV reports, on personal technology are distributed weekly to all 215 NBC-TV stations.

10 Comments

  • Tannehill campground in mccalla al. Has a Halloween decorating contest every year.some so decorated you can’t see the trailers! Really good.

  • Always loved those !! So much fun

  • Cool

  • Love it

  • Where do they store all that stuff?

  • Annual family fun 25yrs

  • There’s an RV’er that does every holiday here in Pahrump. They are parked behind Draft Picks on the back road that takes you to the post office.

  • This weekend we staying at Cherrystone in Va.
    For there Halloween weekend.

  • Very cool 🙂 *****

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