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Celebrate Halloween camping near 'lions, tigers, and bears' in Alpine

Posted at 4:51 PM, Oct 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-04 19:51:49-04

ALPINE, Calif. (KGTV) — Spending the night at Alpine's animal reserve this month is sure to be a wild time with Halloween in the air.

Lion Tigers & Bears exotic animal rescue hosts "Spooky Campover" this month, allowing visitors to camp out near enclosures of its exotic residents. Guests will spend the night within roaring distance of the rescue's lions, tigers, bears, bobcats, leopards, and more.

While the prospect of sleeping next to nature's big cats is a draw, families will also get to enjoy pumpkin carving, campfire songs and s'mores, a Halloween costume contest, and some animal trivia fun.


The following morning, pumpkins carved the night before will become a treat for the rescue's residents, as their own Halloween treats are tucked into the pumpkins for breakfast.

The event runs Oct. 25 - 26 at the Alpine location. Member tickets are $50 for adults and $35 for children, and non-member tickets at $80 per adult and $55 a child. All proceeds benefit the rescue's care of its animals.

Guests will need to bring camping gear, including a tent, sleeping bags, clothing, and food, as well as a pumpkin to carve.

More information is available on Lions Tigers & Bears' website.