• 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)

No feeds meet the criteria

Did You Know?

Great Bear Effigy Mound Group

In 1880, Alfred J. Hill and Theodore H. Lewis formed the Northwestern Archeological Survey for the purpose of surveying mounds in the Upper Mississippi Valley. Lewis spent eleven field seasons in Iowa and was the first to map mounds in the present Effigy Mounds National Monument.