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Mounds State Park, Anderson
(4.3/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
Mounds State Park, located off I-69 east of Anderson, features 10 unique earthworks built by prehistoric Native Americans known as the Adena-Hopewell people. The largest earthwork, the Great Mound, is believed to have been constructed around 160 B.C. Archaeological surveys indicate the mounds were used as gathering places for religious ceremonies, from where astronomical alignments could be viewed. The park features a Nature Center, hiking trails, a swimming pool, camping, and a canoe launch.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • I took my grandchildren there to go swimming for the day. I had a small fee to enter the part and a small fee to go swimming. The pool was large and alot of area to swim with slides and other things t...  more »
  • This is a great little state park. Really nice trails and well groomed. Large trees near the mound formations. Great view of White River. The nature center is great for bird watching including a speak...  more »
  • After paying an admission fee, park in any of the lots. Come prepared for a full day of activities! Lots a trails, Indian history to learn, and playground for the little ones. Bring a picnic and blank...  more »
Google
  • This park is a great place for a field trip. Kelly and Riley, our DNR interpreters, were very knowledgeable and kept the attention of kids of all ages. We took four classes, Pioneer Life, Ecosystems, Archeology, and River Exploration. Located along the White River, they have ancient Adena Hopewell mounds and a nice, clean nature center. It was well worth the drive.
  • Great easy hikes with just enough topography to make it challenging to your fitness level.
  • Mounds State park offers a good selection of hiking trails, most are in the wood offering shaded walks. Trail 5 will take you on a 2.5 mile moderate trek around the park much is along White River. This is a very popular park for runners, the main trails offer plenty of room to handle the passing of faster pace traffic.
  • Great for family outings, walking around the trails and exploring the nature. Also great for pokemon hunting.
  • Mounds is a small park, but it is so well maintained. It doesn't offer much in the way of challenging hiking, but it is a beautiful park and has some fantastic short hikes.