Desoto Asylum is a FREE intense walk-through haunted house experience like nothing else in the tri-state area! We’re part of Haunts Against Hunger, we’re collecting nonperishable food items for those in need this holiday season. Patients visiting Desoto Asylum are asked to please bring a nonperishable food item.

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In 2021 we collected a record 1138 pounds of food, enough to feed 300 families. All food collected was donated to Firehouse Ministry in Needles California. Help us set a new record this year, but please check the dates, people can’t eat dated food.

*Food item is NOT required for entry.

We’re a family-run haunted house that has been in operation since 2008. We strive to find new ways to scare our guests and to make our haunted house a believable and enjoyable experience for everyone.

We completely change the layout and design every year and work starts months before opening. We put lots of hard work and soul into making Desoto Asylum and hope you will come out and see what we have created.

Check out our back story here on the Back Story page and more patient stories can be found on the Stories page.

Check out our Facebook page for the most up-to-date information and media. We can also be found on Instagram and YouTube.

Come back in December for “The Krampus Encounter” St. Nicolas isn’t coming this year! Instead a much darker ancient spirit. He and his helpers did not come to give, but to take.

“The Krampus Encounter” is an intense holiday haunted house walkthrough experience like nothing else in the tri-state area!

FAQ page with information about what days we are open, our hours, and our location can be found below.

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Where Are You Located?

Desoto Asylum is located at 1924 Desoto Street in Needles CA.

Map also available on our Facebook about page.

When Are You Open? (2021 Season)

Friday the 28th from 6pm to 9pm.

Saturday the 29th from 6pm to 9pm.

Monday the 31st from 6pm to 9pm.

NOTICE: Due to curfew and because we are located in a residential area the line will be cut off at 9:45 pm. Anyone still in line will have to come back another day.

How Much Does It Cost?

It’s Free! If you paid you went to the wrong haunt. We’re part of Haunts Against Hunger and collect nonperishable food items for those in need this holiday season. Please bring a nonperishable food item, but a food item is NOT required for entry.

Is It The Same As Last Years Haunted House?

NO, we change the layout and rooms every year to create a new experience, although it is always asylum themed.

Can I Go Through More Than Once?

Yes, but you must wait in line again, but DO NOT tell other guests where the monsters are hiding.

Will I Be Touched While Inside Desoto Asylum?

No, the monsters have been told not to touch or chew on the guests.

Can I Touch The Monsters?

No, touching the monster or the props will get you removed from the haunt.

Can I Take Pictures/Videos While Inside Desoto Asylum?

NO Pictures/Videos while inside. We encourage all pictures/videos to be taken in front of Desoto Asylum or while in the line, but don’t forget to share them with your friends.

Can I wear a costume?

Yes, If you are wearing a costume mask you will be asked to remove it before entering the haunted house as the small eye holes limit your vision.

Can I help or work in Desoto Asylum?

YES! Message our Facebook page for more information.

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