Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park

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Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park

Florida

(850) 922-6007

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Overview

More than eight centuries ago, Native Americans inhabited the area around Lake Jackson, just north of Tallahassee. The park site was part of what is now known as the Southeastern Ceremonial Complex. Today, it encompasses six earthen temple mounds and one possible burial mound. The largest mound is 278 feet by 312 feet at the base and approximately 36 feet in height. Artifacts of pre-Columbian societies have been found here including copper breastplates, necklaces, bracelets, anklets, and cloaks. Visitors can enjoy a short hike past the remains of an 1800s grist mill or picnic on an open grassy area near the largest mound. Guided tours and interpretive programs of the park are available upon request.

Map of Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological (FL)

Latitude, Longitude: 30.503719, -84.315348

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Activities

  • Hiking

    The park provides nature trails that will take you through large ravine systems. At the midpoint of the trail there is an old 1830s grist mill site.

  • Historic Sites

    The park site was part of what is now known as the Southeastern Ceremonial Complex. Today, it encompasses six earthen temple mounds and one possible burial mound. The largest mound is 278 feet by 312 feet at the base and approximately 36 feet in height. Artifacts of pre-Columbian societies have been found here including copper breastplates, necklaces, bracelets, anklets, and cloaks.

  • Picnicking

    You can enjoy a picnic on an open grassy area near the largest temple mound.

Directions

Driving

Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park is located off U.S. 27, two miles north of I-10 in Tallahassee. Take Crowder Road to Indian Mounds Road.

Phone Numbers

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(850) 922-6007

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