Fees & Reservations
Entrance fees have been eliminated.
No park passes are available at the park.
*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?
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.