LAKE WATEREE — A large crowd of teens, tweens and youth took part in the Creepy Campout this year at Lake Wateree State Park, an event that organizers say grows more with each passing year. The event included a scavenger hunt, a pumpkin roll, pumpkin toss, pumpkin seed spitting contest, a costume contest, a decorated golf cart contest, a pumpkin carving contest, s’mores, campfire storytelling and site decorating contest.
Campers from the Carolinas convereged on the park to take part in trick-or-treating. This year, a host camper was included for the first time. Local storyteller Frankie O’neal regaled the youth with stories by campfire and then they enjoyed making S’mores. In keeping with tradition the campground transitioned into more of a haunted, scary place after the sun went down and the children had finished their trick-or-treating fun.