Halloween Weekend 2019

Treats, Fun, & Games!

Join the staff and volunteers of Alabama State Parks for a weekend of fun events guaranteed to run shivers up and down your spine! Trick or treating, games, live animals, storytelling, and more are in store during this popular annual event. Grab your favorite costume, bring the family, and come stay with us! All events are free to the public & great for all ages! 

Date: October 25-October 26th, 2019 (Halloween Weekend)  Full schedule is published closer to time

Where: DeSoto State Park in Fort Payne, Alabama

Call 256.997.5025 or email for details


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All programs are free & open to the public. If you wish to stay at DeSoto State Park during this weekend, it is a very good idea to make your reservation months in advance due to popularity of this particular time of year.
Call DeSoto State Park’s Lodge for Cabins, Chalets, & Motel Rooms. 
Call DeSoto State Park’s Country Store for Improved & Primitive Camping
For information on any program, 
Contact: Brittney M. Hughes-
DeSoto State Park Naturalist
256-997-5025   Email
 To see our photo collection of Spookapalooza in years past, see our Facebook Fan Page:
DeSoto State Park~Fort Payne, Alabama    


Campground Map


Parking for trick or treating can be found at the campground bathhouses and along the roadsides in the campground. Please carpool if possible, parking is limited and this event has high visitation. Some parking can be found at the Country Store, and the campground accessed by the short trail behind the store deck.

 In the Improved Campground, the upper & lower loop will be CLOSED TO VEHICLE TRAFFIC from 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm

NO Food/drink vendors will be on site












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