Recreation

Christmas in the Park (December)

Step into a magical winter wonderland as Dark Woods transforms for Christmas In The Park, Natchitoches’ newest holiday attraction. Gates open Thursday, December 3, 2015 to kick off the Christmas season. Experience over 4 acres of enchanting, lighted walkways and over 150,000 LED lights and displays that bring the woods to life! Stroll past the vast array of twinkling tree forms, through candy cane lane, all the while enjoying our lighted animal displays throughout the park.

Dark Woods Haunted House

Dark Woods Haunted House is located at 4343 University Parkway in Natchitoches, Louisiana between I-49 and Northwestern State University, just 1.5 miles from interstate. This fear-inducing, 17-acre outdoor adventure brings the horror, folk-tales, and legends of Louisiana and beyond together in a uniquely entertaining setting that plays on your worst fears. An immersive themed experience created by character actors, detailed costuming, realistic sets, and Hollywood-style special effects, produce an atmosphere of fright covering over one terrifying mile. You will, "Fear the Dark!"

Natchitoches Shooting Range

Open to the Public

Wed-Fri: 2pm to 8pm
Saturday: 9am to 8pm
Sunday: 2pm to 8pm

Northwestern Hills Golf Course

The 18-hole “Demon Hills” course at the Northwestern Hills Golf Course facility in Natchitoches, Louisiana features all the hallmarks of Louisiana golf. Northwestern Hills golf course opened in 1981.  and is operated by NSU. This beautiful 18-hole golf course is located on rolling hills and includes many water hazards, making each round of golf a challenging experience.

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday-Sunday - 7:30am-Dusk
No tee time required!

William W. Ackel manages the course as the General Manager

NSU Recreation Complex Pool

The Recreation Complex is proud to feature an Olympic-size swimming pool.  It is open to students, faculty, and staff, as well as the general public.  The pool includes space for recreational and lap swimming.  A spacious deck with lounge chairs surrounds the pool.  The pool is operational during the warm months.

Hours of Operation:
Summer Months
Tuesday-Sunday: 2:00pm-7:00pm

Fall Months*
Tuesday-Sunday: 3:00pm-6:00pm

*Early closure for Student Activities will be posted.

NSU Recreation Complex Tennis

The Recreation Complex offers four tennis courts for recreational play.  The tennis courts are free and open to the general public all year.

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday-Sunday
7:30am-Dusk