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General Information

Locust Grove Shelter is a specific camping and picnic area located within Mounds State Park, which is situated in Indiana. Mounds State Park is known for its prehistoric Native American earthworks and natural beauty, providing an array of recreational activities for visitors.

Facilities and Amenities

Locust Grove Shelter typically offers the following amenities, but it's always best to check with the state park for the most current details:

  • Shelter or Pavilion: Often equipped with tables and grills, it provides a shaded area for picnics and gatherings.
  • Restroom Facilities: There may be restrooms nearby, but specifics should be verified to determine if they are modern or pit toilets.
  • Electricity and Water Access: Some shelters include access to electricity and potable water, but this can vary.
  • Playground: Parks often have a playground in the vicinity for children.
  • Parking: There should be designated parking areas close to the shelter for ease of access.

Camping Specifics

While the Locust Grove Shelter is designed for day-use activities like picnics or small gatherings, Mounds State Park offers camping, with options often ranging from primitive camping to sites with more amenities. Key points to consider:

  • Reservation System: Check if you need to reserve the shelter in advance, as it may be required, especially during peak seasons.
  • Camping Sites: For overnight stays, research the type of camping sites available within the park; they might include tent sites, RV sites, or even cabins.
  • Campsite Amenities: Campsites may offer fire rings, picnic tables, access to trails, and proximity to shower facilities.

Activities and Recreation

Within Mounds State Park, you can partake in a variety of activities such as:

  • Hiking: There are numerous trails of varying difficulty, offering scenic views and interactions with local flora and fauna.
  • Nature Observation: The park is an excellent place for bird watching and observing other wildlife.
  • Interpretive Programs: Park naturalists may offer educational programs about the park's history and natural features.
  • Fishing and Boating: If the park has a river or lake, these activities are often available.

Rules and Regulations

When planning your visit to the Locust Grove Shelter or any other area within Mounds State Park, keep in mind:

  • Park Hours: The park usually has specific opening and closing times.
  • Pets: Pets may be allowed but need to be kept on a leash; verify the park's pet policy before you go.
  • Alcohol Policy: Some state parks prohibit alcohol, so check the rules regarding consumption.
  • Wildlife Protection: Do not feed the wildlife and adhere to Leave No Trace principles to preserve the park's natural state.

Contact Information and Location

For the most accurate and up-to-date information:

  • Contact the Park: Reach out to Mounds State Park directly. They may provide maps, brochures, and specific details regarding the Locust Grove Shelter.
  • Physical Address: Check the Mounds State Park official website or contact them for the precise location of the shelter.
  • Website: Visit the Indiana Department of Natural Resources website or the Mounds State Park page for more information.

Before You Go

Always verify the details of your trip before setting out. Weather conditions, park events, or seasonal changes may affect the availability and condition of specific amenities and facilities. Booking in advance, especially for shelters and campsites, is generally recommended to ensure you have a spot when you arrive at the park.

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