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Mounds State Park, Anderson

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.3/5 based on 140+ 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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  • We enjoyed walking on the warm fall day at Mounds Park. My son enjoyed the playground. Mounds has great hiking trails. 
  • best place to go for a walk, close to the city but makes you feel like you are out in the woods on your own. peaceful! 
  • Large park with many trees and hills. Very relaxing. In the wintertime, there are large hills that you can go down with your sleds or other winter play toys. Great place for a picnic. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Not sure about the espoused theories on why the mounds were built, but the park itself it beautiful! Nice campground, interactive visitor center, and plenty of trails.
  • Great location. To bad about the "no fun pool"
  • A nice Park to get away from Anderson for the day. When I went there were a lot of people, not the best place to go for privacy.
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