• A quiet summer walk through the Marching Bear Group of effigy mounds

    Effigy Mounds

    National Monument Iowa


Park Brochure

Effigy Mounds Map & Guide - 2007


Park Map & Guide Side - 1 (2.5 MB PDF)

Park Map & Guide Side - 2 (3.0 MB PDF)

Rack card

Effigy Mounds Rack Card


Effigy Mounds Rack Card (1.3 MB PDF)
Fire Point Trail Guide

Fire Point Trail Guide

Fire Point Trail Guide (620 MB)

Teachers Guide Cover

Teacher's Guide Pdf
565 KB


Restored Prairie - North Unit

Restored Prairie - North Unit

NPS Photo by Ken Block

Site Bulletin pdf files are available for these topics:

Indian Mounds

Prehistoric Resources

Atlatl / New Albin Tablet

Prairies & Savannahs

Animal Resources

Yellow River Bridge Trail

Fire Point Trail Guide (620 MB)

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Did You Know?

Bird Mounds: Effigy Mounds National Monument today - is a sacred site to many American Indians.

Effigy Mounds National Monument is located in territory that was hotly contested by Indians and the American government. In 1832, the U.S. forced the Sauk and Fox tribes to cede land south of the “Neutral Ground” along the Mississippi River, which included the lands of the present National Monument.