Natchitoches’ Dark Woods Haunted Attraction Opens for the 2017 Halloween Season



It’s not even October yet, but Natchitoches’ Dark Woods Haunted Attraction can’t wait, so opening night is set for Friday, Sept. 22.

Drawing from the Natchitoches area’s most infamous tale of haunting history, Dark Woods has unearthed Isabella, the Black Bride of NSU’s Bullard Hall, to be the icon and hostess for the 2017 season. The stories of Isabella and her hauntings have captivated Natchitoches residents and NSU students alike for generations and now guests will finally have a chance to meet the infamous femme fatale at this year’s event.

“Our research into the dark bride’s legend began several years ago,” said Owners Jason and Mardy Summerlin. “We started sifting through and piecing together the ‘facts’ and the fiction of Natchitoches’ most famous phantom. This led to our creative team reimagining her story for this generation to experience. We’ve worked with some of the best special effects artists in the US to help bring her to life for our guests and we’re really excited to ‘release’ our Isabella and have her haunt Dark Woods!”

Isabella will appear throughout the 2017 season as the nightly ghost hostess during the following operating hours: Sept. 22-23 and 29-30, Oct. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 26-28, and Oct. 31.

You’ve never seen Dark Woods like this! The park is constantly evolving and adding to it’s mind-bending, terror-filled world. This year brings you two terrifying haunts in one location.

Experience your worst versions of terror inside the blacklight 3D Dark Carnival. Enter Boogie’s nightmare where crazed clowns, floating floors, and walls that appear to move will warp your chromadepth covered eyes for an experience like no other found in Louisiana.

Newly refurbished for 2017, Dead Fall Trail is Dark Woods’ original outdoor haunt. It’s a nightmare of carnage, winding over 1/4 mile, where havoc is unleashed as guests navigate a portion of the derelict woods, falling victim to cruel creatures and deplorable killers. New sets, scenes and characters join the trail this year.

Tickets are available at, or at the box office anytime between 6 pm and midnight on open nights beginning Sept. 22.

Ticket office and parking with free shuttle service opens a half hour earlier at 5:30 pm and will close at 12 midnight. Main gate opens at 6 pm.

Dark Woods offers military and First Responder discounts at the box office on show nights.

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3 thoughts on “Natchitoches’ Dark Woods Haunted Attraction Opens for the 2017 Halloween Season

  1. I guess what I meant was do you have to buy a ticket for each one? Just wondering what the cost is! Do you mind letting me know how much it cost? Thank you!!

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