Lake Shawnee Dark Carnival – Mercer County’s “Most Haunted” Attraction

Last updated: August 30, 2021

A Native American burial ground, freak accidents and violent deaths all plague the site of the Lake Shawnee Abandoned Amusement Park. Known as “one of the world’s most haunted places,” Lake Shawnee is the perfect place to visit to get into that Halloween spirit…if you dare.

Every weekend this October, Lake Shawnee Abandoned Amusement Park is opening its doors for the Dark Carnival 2018. Each Friday and Saturday night, gates open at 6:30 pm for visitors who want to tour the grounds and wind their way through the abandoned carnival rides and mysterious lake.

Once the sun goes down, guests can gather by the campfire for ghost stories that are sure to send chills up the spine. Those brave enough can visit the ancient burial ground or take the self-guided photo history tour. Visitors are encouraged to bring flashlights, cameras and paranormal investigation equipment for the ultimate Halloween adventure.

Feeling brave? Ask about staying on the property overnight. Not for the faint of heart, the overnight trips include a 90-minute guided tour and then visitors are left to roam the grounds on their own.

Those looking for a paranormal experience definitely won’t be disappointed. Ghostly footsteps, mysterious chants and children’s voices have all been heard at the park. Lake Shawnee ranks as one of the Travel Channel’s “Most Terrifying Places in America” and ABC declared the property as one of the “10 Most Haunted Places in the World.”

Click here for more information on Dark Carnival 2018 and plan your terrifying trip today!