Mounds State Park


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Mounds State Park


Location:Off I-69, east of Anderson.
Facilities:75 campsites with electric hookups, flush toilets, and showers, primitive youth tent camping area, camp store, hiking trails (6 miles), picnic areas with playgrounds and playfields, 2 shelters, recreation building (rental), swimming pool, bathhouse, concession, restrooms, visitor center with exhibits and wildlife viewing.
Activities:Camping, swimming, fishing, hiking, interpretive programs.
Special Features: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 indicate it was used as a gathering place for religious ceremonies.
Address:4306 Mounds Rd
Anderson, IN 46017

Phone:765-642-6627
Web: www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/properties/park_mounds.html
Size: 290 acres.

See other parks in Indiana.
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