Fun-Filled Family Adventure

Lost Treasure Gem Mine guarantees a fun and exciting adventure for all ages!

Become A Treasure Hunter

Experience the fun and excitement of mining for lost treasure!

Mine Your Own Gemstones

Live an adventure from days gone by as you mine for crystals, gemstones, and fossils from around the world!


Adventure awaits at Dark Woods Adventure Park in Natchitoches. This family-friendly outdoor theme park features a variety of activities and attractions to enjoy, including Lost Treasure Mining Company, Louisiana’s only outdoor gem and fossil mining attraction, delicious food, and the new Bear Factory at Dark Woods. With a mini-golf course in development and scheduled opening in the near future, this park is sure to be a hit with visitors of all ages!

Additionally, special seasonal events like Happy Easter Hop Along, Dark Woods Haunted Attraction and Dark Woods Christmas, retail shops, an ice cream shop and great food make Dark Woods Adventure Park a popular destination for a day of exploration and adventure March – December.

Whether you’re looking for a day of fun or a weekend getaway, Dark Woods Adventure Park is sure to have something for everyone!

The Easter Bunny Is Coming

Nothing makes the Easter holiday more special than getting to meet and greet the Easter Bunny at Dark Woods’ Happy Easter Hop Along event!

This is a great way to keep the Easter spirit alive, so come join us this holiday season!