Desoto State Park

Spookapalooza Spooktacular Campsite Contest

Event Dates:
October 23, 2023, 8:00 am
October 28, 2023, 9:00 pm
DSP Spook campsite

Events In & Around DeSoto State Park:

Spookapalooza Spooktacular Campsite Contest 2023

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 more-there 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 29th 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.

Date: Halloween Weekend 2023

Where: DeSoto State Park in Fort Payne, Alabama. Improved Campground

Email for any details.



In a continued effort to promote fairness and integrity for reservation of campsites for our annual Spookapalooza event this procedure will be followed for Spookapalooza 2023 campsite reservations. 


2022 Campsite Contest Winners

DSP Campsites 1st

1st Place-Site 30

DSP Campsites  2nd

2nd place-Site 33

 3rd place-Sites 74/75

 3rd place-Sites 74/75

MC 2022

Most Creative-Site 58

DSP Spook

Spookiest-Site 57