Halloween at Elijah Clarke

Elijah Clarke State Park is in Lincolnton, GA, about an hour or so away from Athens. It’s a rather large campground, with large RV spots. Even though there were a lot of people there, it did not seem crowded. The spots are spaced apart well enough and it’s shaded and quite serene. They have moonlight canoe trips during the full moon, and many fun activities for the whole family. They are pet friendly, and Sam actually won a prize for her little devil costume. The prize was a $10 gift card to the campground store. (it would have also been good at any of the state parks stores). I purchased a stuff owl with it, thinking Sam would love to snuggle with it like she does her ladybug, but she hisses at it more times than not. I guess because it’s as big as she is, and in nature, an owl wouldn’t make such a good playmate. There was a haunted house that was very mild. We went through it with Sam, and she didn’t get scared at all. (She was in her carrier). The haunted house was at the end of a hayride, which she did seem to enjoy, She wasn’t amused with the headless horseman (horse woman, actually). It was for sure a family friendly Halloween, and didn’t scare anyone too much. The attention to campers was very apparent, and the staff here is wonderful. When we got back to our campsite, we saw a stranded turtle close to our site that looked like maybe it had been attacked by an animal. I called the office and they sent a park ranger for it right away. He determined it was able to be saved and said they might even be able to keep it around for some wildlife classes they would be holding soon. We felt so happy that we were able to save a little animal and have a great campground experience for a Halloween costume party. This is high on our recommendation list for others to visit!

 

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