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Mounds State Park, Anderson

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State Park
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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  • Beautiful park. Me and the wife went for a drive while visiting family. Went through the park towards dusk and was gorgeous. Very clean, lot's of people enjoying the park, seen deer also. Definitely w...  more »
  • Love the trails and facilities. I live close so I don't use the camping areas. My friends used to and like them.  more »
  • Love this park and hiking trails are great. Great photography opportunities and love the views of White River  more »
  • 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.