Fees & Reservations
Entrance fees have been eliminated.
No park passes are available at the park. National Park and Federal Recreational Lands Pass
*Camping is not available within the Monument; however, there are numerous camping resources in the area.
Reserved Group Tours
Reserved ranger conducted group tours are dependent on available staffing. Group size restrictions on walks are based on practical limitations imposed by hiking the Monument's trails. For formal educational group visits, one ranger is usually assigned for each group of 30 students; adults accompanying the group are not included in the 30 person limit.
Did You Know?
An important figure in the documentation of Iowa's effigy mounds was Ellison Orr. Born in 1857, Orr worked other jobs while pursuing research in archeology. After retiring at the age of 73, Orr began a career as an archeologist spending the next 20 years conducting surveys and excavations.