Is it scary for kids?
Nightmare at Beaver Lake is intentionally a spooky and scary experience. The haunt is recommended for children 10 years old or older.. however YOU are the best judge whether the experience is too scary for you or your children. When the Full Scare starts at 8pm we turn up the intensity to give our guests the best and scariest haunted experience in the Northwest. After THIS Nightmare you may never sleep again!
If you dare, enter the trail to …Nightmare at Beaver Lake.
Will the monsters touch me?
They try not to, but occasionally something might brush against you.
What exactly is Nightmare at Beaver Lake?
Nightmare at Beaver Lake is a family friendly haunted house experience. The haunted trail is just 20 minutes from Seattle and takes you deep into the woods, providing thrills and chills at every turn, eventually leading to our signature haunted house. Now in it's 14th year, this non-profit event run solely by volunteers with 100% of the profits donated to charity
Can I bring a flashlight, cell phone, camera, or video camera?
We know you're going to bring phones, but we ask that you turn them off while in the haunt and not use them as cameras.
We cannot look for lost phones or pagers while the event is operating. If we happen to find something, it will be available at the ticket window the next night we are open.
NO photography or videotaping. Our ghouls are camera shy.
Is the trail safe?
The trail can be uneven and contains twists and turns, however for the most part it is relatively flat and wide. Sturdy shoes are recommended. Security staff is present throughout the haunt if you find yourself needing assistance. Sammamish Police and the King County Sheriff are on site at all times as well.
What happens if it rains?
We're open rain or dry, but most of the walk is outdoors on a forest trail. Please consider rain gear or umbrellas and wear sturdy shoes as the trail may be muddy.
Can we touch the monsters?
Touching the monsters makes our security staff angry...and you wouldn't like them when they're angry. If a patron needs to be removed by security then that patron's entire party will also have to be removed. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN
What's the deal with parking?
Most patrons will be directed to the lot near the ball fields, and at the end of the haunt a free shuttle will drop them back at that lot. However, on very busy nights you may be directed to an offsite lot, and a free shuttle will bring you to the ticket booth. At the end of the haunt you will ride a free shuttle back to the lot in which you parked.
What's changed from the last season?
Almost all of the sets will be new or changed this season.
Do you accept checks or debit/credit cards?
Yes, VISA, Mastercard, and Discover debit and credit cards are accepted however, concessions can accept only cash at this time. You can also purchase tickets online via this website in October (service charge applies).
Do you have food for sale?
Yes, there will be snacks and beverages available. We will update with more detailed information when specific vendors are confirmed
How about masks or costumes?
Costumes are fine. NO masks and NO full body camouflage...NO exceptions!
Are there refunds if...?
Once you have paid to enter we hope that you enjoy the entire experience. However, if you have to leave for any reason there will be no refunds.
Do you have bathrooms?
Yes, there are bathrooms at the ticket booth and bathrooms after you exit the haunt.
Are there any discounts?
$1 off if you bring a can of food for LifeWire (formerly Eastside Domestic Violence Program). Each person needs their own can for the discount.
Does this event benefit anyone?
As a non-profit event, The Rotary Club of Sammamish donates the proceeds toward many community service and humanitarian projects.
Is the trail ADA accessible?
Most of Nightmare is an outdoor trail with the occasional incline. We try to be as accessible as possible, and wheelchairs do come through our haunt each year. If you have any concerns or think you may need assistance feel free to contact us directly.
How can I get involved
We are always looking for volunteers to help with all of the work involved... Please EMAIL US for more info
Can we donate additional funds and get a tax deductible receipt?
Yes, our event is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. You may donate cash, check or credit card in addition to the entrance fee. Please ask for a receipt