Spring is just around the corner and you’re probably ready to start getting out there and enjoying the rebirth of nature. So why not go on a haunted camping trip? There are campsites and rural areas all over the United States that are rumored to be haunted — or at least home to some kind of paranormal activity. Whether you’re on the West Coast, the East Coast or somewhere in between, there’s sure to be a suitable place to investigate ghosts while enjoying the great outdoors.
The Holy Ghost Campground in San Miguel County is rumored to be the most haunted place in New Mexico. So if you’re anywhere around this location, you might want to check it out. The legend behind why this place is a paranormal hotbed varies between two versions: Either a priest murdered Pueblo natives, or the natives killed the priest.
There are several places to camp throughout the Pine Barrens area, which is home to the notorious cryptid, the Jersey Devil. This isn’t necessarily a haunting, but it does fall under a paranormal destination if you’re into this sort of thing.
The Poinsett Bridge in Greenville is supposedly haunted by several ghosts, including a man who died in a car accident in the 1950s and a former enslaved black man. You can’t camp directly at the bridge, but there are at least two different campgrounds in the area, giving you close access to hike and explore.
The Devil’s Tramping Ground is located in Bear Creek and is a camping spot that is supposedly incredibly haunted. The local legend about a 40-foot-wide patch of ground is a little silly, but it’s still an interesting place to visit, camp-out and tell spooky stories. Legend has it that the devil crawls out of the ground in that spot, so no plants will grow there.
Are there any haunted places to camp in your area? Sound off in the comments!