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Overview of Mounds State Park

Mounds State Park is located in Anderson, Indiana, and spans around 250 acres. Known for its prehistoric Adena and Hopewell culture earthworks, the park offers a unique blend of cultural history and natural beauty. Visitors come to explore the ten ceremonial mounds, the largest of which is the Great Mound, believed to date back to around 160 B.C.

Camping Facilities

Campsites: The park features a campground with both electric hookups and non-electric campsites, suitable for tents and RVs. Campsites are equipped with picnic tables and fire rings, and some sites are also ADA accessible.

Amenities: Campers have access to modern restrooms, showers, and a dump station for RVs. A camp store offers basic supplies and firewood.

Reservations: Campsite reservations can be made in advance through the Indiana Department of Natural Resources reservation system, either online or by phone. It's highly recommended to book early, especially for holiday weekends or peak camping seasons.

Activities

Hiking: There are several trails of varying difficulty that allow you to explore the park's natural habitats and the ancient mounds.

Nature Center: The park's nature center provides educational displays about the history of the mounds and the surrounding ecosystem. Guided hikes and interpretive programs are often available.

Fishing: The White River borders Mounds State Park, offering opportunities for fishing. Anglers will need a valid Indiana fishing license.

Picnicking: There are picnic areas throughout the park, some with shelters that can be reserved for group use.

Park Regulations

Fires: Fires are allowed only in designated fire rings or grills.

Pets: Pets are welcome in the park but must be kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet and be attended at all times. Pet owners need to clean up after their pets.

Alcohol: Alcohol is prohibited in all Indiana State Parks, including Mounds State Park.

Quiet Hours: The park enforces quiet hours typically from 11 pm to 7 am. This is to ensure that all visitors can enjoy a peaceful camping experience.

Nearby Attractions

Anderson Speedway: For those interested in motor sports, the Anderson Speedway is located nearby and offers thrilling car racing events.

Madison County Winery: Visitors can enjoy tasting local wines at this regional winery, just a short drive from the park.

Preparing for Your Visit

Before heading to Mounds State Park for camping, make sure to check the weather forecast and prepare accordingly with suitable gear. Packing insect repellent and sunscreen is advisable, as well as proper attire for hiking and exploring outdoors.

For the most current information on camping fees, reservation details, and any park advisories, visit the official website of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources or contact the park directly. Additionally, ensure to familiarize yourself with any specific COVID-19 related guidelines or restrictions in place.

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