Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! We can provide these items. We offer several party themed options including paper products, tablecloths, balloons, hats and favors for an additional charge.

You are more than welcome to decorate your table for your birthday celebration. Make your celebration festive for the guest of honor & your guests. For the well-being of our wildlife and the cleanliness of the Park, confetti of any kind is not permitted.

Dark Woods Adventure Park can still be fun while it is raining. However, the Park will close for severe weather such as heavy rain, thunderstorms, and high winds. If small storm systems are moving through the area, we try to stay open and ask our guests to take a break while they pass. Call before you travel to confirm the operating schedule. If you would like to reschedule your party due to weather, please contact us at 318.228.1725.

Yes, we are a fully outdoor activity, and our picnic tables are outdoors as well.

You may arrive up to 15 minutes ahead of your scheduled time to set up your party area and check in your participants. After check in, you will be escorted to your reserved picnic tables.

There is no charge for non-mining participants. Spectators are welcome to come and join the celebration at no additional cost.

Your party will be assigned one or more guides to ensure that each party guest has an enjoyable experience at Lost Treasure Mining Co. Trained staff guides will be available to assist with any questions or concerns while your party is mining.

Please allow for a total of 60 minutes for our mining experience. You will also have an additional 30 minutes at your reserved picnic table, for a total of 1.5 hours at the Park.

Yes, the birthday package includes 10 total guests, 1 for the guest of honor plus 9 guests. Additional guest packages are available for purchase.

We’d love to have you! Here’s a look at our basic field trip information here.

Absolutely! Whether you start with the basic Pay Dirt of the gigantic Mother Load, EVERYTHING you find during your treasure hunt is yours to take home!

Of course! Each bag of mining rough is packed with genuine minerals, gemstones, fossils, or arrowheads. They are the REAL thing! These rough and raw specimens are mined in 14 different countries around the world and combined for a selection worthy of the most serious rockhound!

Our Site Foreman has made sure our Treasure Guides have done all of the hard work and heavy lifting for you! We’ve taken out the hard labor and left nothing but the fun and thrill of sluicing gemstones and treasure! Leave your tools at home!

Yes. The mining sluice can be easily accessed on the main level by wheel chair.

There is no per person admission charged for the Lost Treasure Mining attraction area. Mining Rough packages may be purchased for only those who wish to participate. See Pricing Here.

Our Lost Treasure Mining Company attraction may continue operation during light, intermittent rain. In the event of sustained or heavier rain and/or lightning, the attraction and park will close for the safety of guests and cast members.

Click here for a complete overview of our Severe Weather Policy .

Lost Treasure Mining Company is a seasonal, outdoor attraction open select days and times April through December, weather permitting.

Spring Schedule

(1st weekend April – 1st weekend June)

Saturdays – 11am – 6pm

Sundays – 2pm – 6pm

Summer Schedule

(2nd weekend June – 1st weekend August)

Wednesday – Saturday – 11am – 6pm

Sundays – 2pm – 6pm

Fall Schedule

(2nd weekend August – November)

Saturdays – 11am – 6pm

Sundays – 2pm – 6pm

A complete list of dates can be found here.

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There is no charge for parking.

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No alcohol is served or allowed at the Dark Woods.

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Sorry, no outside food or drinks are allowed into Dark Woods.

Yes! Dark Woods’ Molly Moo’s Soft Serve & Sweets is open adjacent to the mining area during operating hours.

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Entering the Dark Woods Adventure Park property indicates your acceptance of all Dark Woods conditions, which include, but are not limited to:

  • WEATHER – In the unlikely event that the weather forces Dark Woods to close after you have entered and paid to mine and are unable to continue, you may return at a later time to continue. All purchased mining rough is yours to keep. All patrons acknowledge and accept that there are NO REFUNDS!
  • Your picture or video may be taken. By entering Dark Woods Adventure Park, attractions or other areas you agree to our use of your image. If you are a celebrity, in the witness protection program, or are hiding from the law, we apologize in advance.
  • All patrons acknowledge that they have read, understood and accepted our terms, policies, and disclaimers. We reserve the right to amend such as the need arises, and without prior notice.
  • You will not be admitted or may be asked to leave the property without refund if rules are not followed.
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Of course! Our Trading Post is open for souvenirs and gifts on most operating days.

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Yes. We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover, Google Pay and Apple Pay. All credit card terminals have touchless capabilities.

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