Mounds State Park

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Mounds State Park

Indiana

(765) 642-6627

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Overview

Mounds State Park features 10 unique "earthworks" built by a group of prehistoric Indians known as the Adena-Hopewell people. The largest earthwork, the "Great Mound", is believed to have been constructed around 160 B.C. Archeological surveys seem to indicate it was used as a gathering place for religious ceremonies. The nature Center and Park Office are located inside the new visitor center, which opened in 2003. The visitor center is open year round and includes a bird viewing room, small animal displays and much more.

Map of Mounds (IN)

Latitude, Longitude: 40.101028, -85.614172

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Activities

  • Camping

    The campground is fully equipped with flush toilets, hot water and showers. Each site provides a picnic table and grill. All campsites are electric sites. A dumping station is also available. Occupancy is limited to 14 consecutive nights. Firewood is for sale seasonally. Reservations are available through the Central Reservation System.

  • Fishing

    Fishing in the White River holds the promise of bass, bluegill, catfish, and more. A state license is required and may be purchased online at IndianaOutdoor.IN.gov.

  • Hiking

    The park offers six miles of easy-to-rugged hiking on its trails.

  • Picnicking

    The picnic areas contain tables, grills, restroom facilities, timberform playground equipment and open playfields. Of the shelter houses, two are available year-round. Use is either first come, first-served, or shelter houses may be rented/reserved for specific date. The pavilion is available April through December and must be reserved for use. The space includes chairs, tables, kitchen facilities, fireplace, restrooms. Reservations are available through the Central Reservation System.

  • Water Sports

    The park has a large, modern pool and bathhouse with splashpad. It is open Saturday before Memorial Day and no later than Labor Day. Concessions are available. Swimming is not permitted elsewhere in the park.

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Directions

Driving

The park is located off I-69, east of Anderson.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(765) 642-6627

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