real-life Camp Crystal Lake from Friday 13th

Chh chh chh… hahh hahh hahh… That’s the sound of fear. Well, actually it’s the bone-chilling sound from composer Harry Manfredini that has come to immortalize Friday the 13th. But, it sets the right tone for this cool piece of horror news… The real-life Camp Crystal Lake from Friday the 13th is opening its doors (gates?) to die-hard Jason fans! But, in order to be one of the lucky few who get to visit the real-life Camp Crystal Lake you’ve gotta apply for tickets!

As most diehard horror fans know, the original Friday 13th was actually filmed at a real-life camp in New Jersey, Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco which is still an active Boy Scouts camp. And normally, as in all the time, the campground is off-limits to gawkers, sightseers and horror aficionados…except on rare, super special occasions.

Here are some details:

…this is a neat opportunity for fans of the franchise. Adrienne King, who played Final Girl Alice in the first film (and had a brief cameo in the second) will also be on hand. Ticket prices vary, but certain tickets include dinner and breakfast. No word on which ticket will bring about your quick, bloody demise, though. Who knows, you might get lucky.

“IThere’s one single way to find out about future tour opportunities – enter the ticket lottery and join our mailing list.  Don’t miss out on an important announcement – please make sure you subscribe with an email address that you check often.  Don’t worry, we won’t spam you and you can quickly unsubscribe at any time.”

Visiting television and movie locations is a special treat for fans and Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco is no exception. It’s a coveted destination by horror fans, who are passionate about recreating their favorite moments from the iconic films that they watched growing up.

However, Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco states on their official website that the event is a movie location tour and “not some sort of haunted mansion ride.”

While this is… disappointing, many visitors who have taken part in the tour have left glowing written reviews, describing it as “unforgettable,”, a “great, magical time.” and “easily the best day of my life next to my son being born.” So, yeah, a visit to the real-life Camp Crystal Lake is well worth it, even if it’s not exactly like the movie.

I visited Blairstown, New Jersey from “Friday the 13th” in search of Jason…what I found was so much more

Have you been lucky enough to visit the real-life Camp Crystal Lake? Are you a diehard horror movie fan who has always wanted a tour of Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco? Leave your reply in the comments below.



  1. I have never really watched it but my mom loves the Friday the 13th movies so much . I wish she could go to this she would literally die. Her name is Danelle Stanley

  2. I’ve been wanting to check out the tour for some time now because I live only about an hour away, but getting a ticket has been nearly impossible. It used to be “first come, first serve”, but the tickets would sell out almost immediately. Plus, the price of each ticket is usually over $100, and people who also spent a certain amount of money on souvenirs at their online shop got priority to buy tickets before everyone else. So it often ended up being too much cash to spend for someone on a meager budget like me. They’ve since turned to a lottery system, choosing people who signed up for tickets at random for an opportunity to buy one. But between the lottery system and the ticket prices, I don’t know if I’ll ever get to visit the camp. But you can still visit nearby Blairstown, where the local theater called “Roy’s Hall” holds screenings of the original movie every Friday the 13th.

  3. Ch ch ch hahaha! Me and my wife love all the Friday the 13th movies! Jason is the most BAD ASS! If I was going to get slaughtered I would want it to be by the one and only! Moms special special boy! Jason Voorhees! The man behind the mask! Would love to pay our respects to camp crystal lake! 🙂

  4. My aunt (who is a huge fan) and I went and had a great time! A 5+ hour drive from Richmond, VA was well worth it. An unforgettable experience… 🙂

  5. Jason Voorhees being my second favorite slasher in horror. I would give my left ….. arm to see where it was filmed, a pilgrimage for a fan like me. When is the next opportunity?

  6. I was in love with a boy that was my best friend at a camp that drowned in the water I remember cabins a dock teenagers supervising they had socks up to their knees and shorts and t shirts and a whistle funny his name was Jason too I had a necklace and the matching braclette for years Sterling silver with plated hearts all the way around it from Jason

  7. Friday the 13th movies are the best. I look at the sight every week since I found out about it back in Apr. This would be a great trip and something on my bucket list.


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