About Us


Boss’s Big Top Circus is ALL NEW and BIGGER than EVER!

Boss the Clown has one goal, to transform all humans into clowns; so he and his evil clown army can take over the world by any means necessary! Let’s just say, Boss doesn’t like humans very much. This year, Boss and his clown army have been hard at work, creating brand new and mesmerizing experiences, in order to lure humans into his top secret laboratory!

The ALL-NEW Freak Show and ALL-NEW FunHouse of sweets & treats may be tempting, but watch out… Boss has hidden tricks up his sleeves and around every corner! Whatever you do… DO NOT enter his TOP SECRET Laboratory. If you do find yourself in Boss’s Laboratory, you must make a choice; Either be turned into a clown or die! Our suggestion, give up! Boss is no bozo, and him and his clowns don’t clown around (well, maybe sometimes). Either way, Boss is a force NOT to be reckoned with. It’s all fun and games until you’re turned into a clown, or is that when the fun and games begin? We recommend not finding out for yourself. Beware of Boss the Clown’s top secret Laboratory!

Ghost Town!

In the hollows of Lake Hickory Haunts, an “abandoned” town awaits. Over a century ago, this town was booming and filled with crime and anarchy, much like the wild western towns of the 1800’s. Now, it’s a Ghost Town. Over 100 years later, the Town is once again alive! Filled with ghastly, restless, and displeased spirits, the Ghost Town is more alive than it may look. As you make your way through the Ghost Town, beware… and respect the dead… Or else! 

Massive Updates to the Midway of Mayhem!

Our fun and exciting Midway of Mayhem is now EVEN BIGGER!! With two times the midway space, you will find no shortage of games, food, and attractions in the 2023 Midway of Mayhem at Lake Hickory Haunts!



Lake Hickory Haunts is not simply a haunted house, it is a haunted theme park; providing a unique experience for anyone seeking an entertaining, thrilling, scary, and fun-filled experience. At Lake Hickory Haunts, we believe in innovation, not duplication. Since 2012, our team has continuously worked more and more each year to make Lake Hickory Haunts bigger, better, scarier, and more fun each year. Beginning as the first lakeside haunted theme park in the Carolina’s, Lake Hickory Haunts and its team is consistently delivering new and never-before-seen entertainment unlike anything the haunt industry has ever seen. From the first true haunted boat ride at a haunted attraction, to 100% underground attractions, to overwater attractions; Lake Hickory Haunts and its team strives to innovate, create, and deliver the most insanely awesome haunted experience the Carolina’s has ever seen. We will continue to hold true to our motto from day one; We believe in innovation, not duplication. Visit Lake Hickory Haunts and experience the best and most unique haunted theme park the Carolina’s has to offer!


At Lake Hickory Haunts, customer satisfaction is our priority. We know that our fans and customers are the heart of our success, and no matter how successful we become; Our customers will always come first. We are dedicated to bringing each customer a safe, entertaining, and frightfully-fun experience! Our mission is that every customer leaves with a fear-filled smile! Our actors are trained to scare those who are not scared and entertain those who are scared. This is part of how we deliver a frightful, thrilling, yet fun experience! This ensures that we can bring the most desirable experience possible to each individual guest, based on their specific wants and needs. Although scaring is our goal, it is more important that we provide a memorable and enjoyable experience to our guests. If you are easily scared and are worried about being relentlessly harassed by actors to the point of misery, that will not happen at Lake Hickory Haunts. As a way to give back, we are constantly conducting giveaways, discount nights, and more, in order to show special appreciation to our customers. We also offer discounts to our veterans, police, fire, and EMS. Check out our calendar for more information about special discount! THANK YOU for your interest in Lake Hickory Haunts and as always: BE PREPARED TO BE SCARED!!


Each year, we take customer feedback into consideration and apply it to our products and services, so we can give you: the customer, everything you desire and more! To further ensure this, we have customer management representatives available at all times. If there is ever anything we can do to improve your experience during your visit, please ask to speak with customer management and we will do whatever is necessary to make you satisfied. We love to hear your feedback! If you would like to leave feedback about your experience during your visit to Lake Hickory Haunts, visit https://bit.ly/32eNS3A. You (the customer) are what make Lake Hickory Haunts what it is! We will never forget the importance of our customers and fans!


Safety is key when it comes to providing an enjoyable, scary, and thrilling experience. This is why we take the necessary steps to ensure safety throughout Lake Hickory Haunts and its attractions. Our management has attended and received its Certified Haunted Attraction Operator Safety (C.H.A.O.S.) certificate. This crisis awareness and safety course further ensures our ability to provide a safe environment to each of our guests, in addition to preparing our staff to handle crisis situations in the best way possible, if they ever were to occur. Also, our management meets with its Fire Marshall and building inspector each year; collaborating and planning, ensuring that all operations are safe and exceed safety standards and regulations. We have security and safety personnel in place at all times, ready to act in case of an emergency. If there is ever an accident within any of our attractions (fire, hostile situation, panic attack, medical issue, etc.) our trained staff is prepared to take action and assist in every way necessary. Another way we ensure safety to our guests is by conducting a metal detection and security check on each customer that visits Lake Hickory Haunts. Upon your arrival, please know that the following items are not allowed inside our attractions: weapons, knives, lighters, flashlights, and glow-items. Finally, we guarantee that our scare actors are fake monsters, and not real monsters. We interview each of our employees and conduct background checks on each employee we hire. We refuse to hire any employee who has been charged with a criminal offense. In addition, we train each of our actors on the art and safety of haunted house acting. All in all, we guarantee that you are safe throughout your entire visit at Lake Hickory Haunts. You may rest assured that you can experience the thrill of being scared, while knowing you are in a safe environment that presents no true threat.