Aztalan State Park

Quick Facts

Aztalan State Park

Wisconsin

(608) 873-9695

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Things To Do

Overview

This park contains one of Wisconsin's most important archaeological sites. It showcases an ancient Middle-Mississippian village and ceremonial complex that thrived between A.D. 1000 and 1300.

Archaeologists theorize that the occupants may have cultural traditions in common with Cahokia, a large Middle-Mississippian settlement near East St. Louis, Illinois. The people who settled Aztalan built large, flat-topped pyramidal mounds and a stockade around their village. They hunted, fished, and farmed on the floodplain of the Crawfish River. Portions of the stockade and two mounds have been reconstructed in the park.

Map of Aztalan (WI)

Latitude, Longitude: 43.066277, -88.863510

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Activities

  • Boating

    You can canoe, boat, and catch northern pike, catfish, and walleye in the Crawfish River, but the park does not have a boat launch.

  • Fishing

    Northern pike, catfish, and walleye are plentiful in the Crawfish River

  • Hiking

    Please contact the park for information on hiking trails.

  • Historic Sites

    Aztalan State Park is located on a ceremonial Native American town established in roughly 1100 AD. Findings at the park has provided insight into ancient Native American agriculture and gardening. The interpretive center is open every day between 12:00 and 4:00 PM.

  • Picnicking

    The park has an accessible, reservable picnic shelter; wells; and vault toilets.

  • Winter Sports

    Please contact the park for information on seasonal activities.

Seasonality/Weather

Open year-round

Park Partners

Friends of Aztalan State Park

The charter of the Friends of Aztalan is to raise money to augment the state's budget for an Aztalan State Park Interpretive Center. The Wisconsin Archeological Society has sponsored a large office trailer as an interim interpretive center which provides information and books about the site and other related places of interest in the region.

Directions

Driving

The park is on the east side of Jefferson County Highway Q, just south of County Highway B. Coming from the west on Interstate Highway 94, reach County B by going south on State Highway 89 to Lake Mills. Coming from the east on I-94, take State Highway 26 south to Johnson Creek to Highway B.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(608) 873-9695

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