7 Spooky National Park Sites

Billy Rogers

Chaco Culture National Historical Park

From 850 to 1250 CE, Chaco Canyon in New Mexico was a vibrant hub of the Ancestral Pueblo people. Despite harsh climates, they thrived with art, astronomy, and trade. By 1250, the town was abandoned, leaving only ruins.

Antietam National Battlefield

In Maryland, a quiet field with some cannons and monuments marks the site of the Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest day in U.S. history on September 17, 1862, with 23,000 casualties. Today, visitors come to learn about its tragic past.

Canyonlands National Park

Tourists often visit spooky spots for human ghosts, but in Utah's Canyonlands National Park, there's a chance to see something different: ghostly horses. Legend says some cowboys in the 1800s made a mistake with their horses.

Great Smoky Mountains

The Great Smoky Mountains are a hot spot in 2024, but they hold spooky secrets like ghost towns and eerie lights. Elkmont is one such abandoned town, now just decaying buildings. 3.5

Grand Canyon National Park

The Grand Canyon is famous for its beautiful colors and is a top US park. But it's also known for being dangerous. Over 1,000 people have gone missing there since 1928. It's considered the most dangerous US park in 2024. About 20% of deaths there are from falls.3.5

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

Many Civil War battlefields are said to be haunted, like Gettysburg and Antietam. Georgia's Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park is one of them. Over 5,000 soldiers died there, and the Confederates won.

Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

In 1876, there was a big fight between the Lakota tribe and the US Army near the Little Bighorn River in Montana. Led by famous chiefs like Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse, the Lakota won. Today, people can visit the place to remember the ones who died.