Summer may be over, but the good times keep coming throughout the fall at Jellystone Park™ Maryland! It’s nearly October, which may be one of our favorite months of the year here at the park! Cooler weather, quieter campgrounds, and Halloween decorations become common during this time of the year. From September 22 to October 29, we will have 6 Halloween themed weekends that are sure to be a real treat! You may be asking yourself, “what could possibly make the fall such a fun time to plan a camping trip?” We are here to tell you why!

Magical Pumpkin Patches

Grab some magical pumpkin seeds to plant in our pumpkin patch on Friday and wake up on Saturday to a full grown pumpkin! Then, take your magical pumpkin and head on over to the Recreation Center to paint and decorate your pumpkin anyway you’d like! No pumpkins? No problem! We’ll have some for sale at the Camp Store!

Costume Contests

Pack your fangs, wigs, wings and doggy costumes! We’ll pick winners for Scariest, Funniest, Most Original, and Best Group Costume! We’ll also have some tricks and treats for the Best Pet Costume!


Make your way around the park and gather up oodles of delicious candy and treats. Don’t forget to wear your costumes and yell “Trick-or-Treat!”

The Haunted House

How brave are you? Do you dare take a walk through our Haunted Trail? Prepare to be spooked!* Also, for the first time ever, we’ll be opening up our Haunted Trail to the public on Tuesday, October 10th and Wednesday, October 25th!

*The Haunted Trail is SCARY! Small children may be frightened. The Haunted Trail features strobes, loud noises and big scares!

Site Decorating Contest

Want to try your luck at winning for best cabin or campsite decoration?! You’ll want to bring all your lights, cobwebs and creepy-crawlies with you! Need some ideas? Click here for some decorating inspiration!

We will also be having arts & crafts, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin painting, dance parties, hay wagon rides, “scary” movies at the Outdoor Theater and so much more! So what are you waiting for? Book a stay during one of our Halloween themed weekends and we can guarantee you’ll have a spook-tacular time!

Pumpkin Patch Weekend | September 22-24

Zombies Weekend | September 29-October 1

Monster Mash Weekend | October 6-8

Hocus Pocus Weekend | October 13-15

Circus of Fear Weekend | October 20-22

Masquerade Weekend | October 27-29