Trees and Shrubs
The amount of trees and shrubs located at each park site varies depending on location.
At High Bank Works, a riparian woodland is located along the steep banks of the Scioto River, with an understory comprised mainly of non-native shrubs.
Hopeton Earthworks contains 36 acres of black walnut grove and approximately 27 acres of early successional mixed deciduous open forest with random openings.
Hopewell Mound Group contains approximately 72 acres of semi-mature mixed mesophytic forest (mix of oaks, hickory, beech, sugar maple, ash, yellow poplar, and basswood) with a healthier understory.
Mound City, the location of the Visitor Center, contains 45 acres of early successional mixed mesophytic forest, with a very thick understory filled with non-natives.
Seip Earthworks is located near Paint Creek, where a 3-acre strip of riparian woodland exists, along with a mature riparian woodland along the northern edge and a small tallgrass prairie.
Did You Know?
Established on March 2nd, 1923 as Mound City Group National Monument, the park was the first federally created National Park Service site in Ohio. President Warren G. Harding, a native of Ohio, established the national monument using powers granted to him under Section 2 of the 1906 Antiquities Act. The park was eventually re-named Hopewell Culture National Historical Park on May 27th, 1992 after congressional legislation was approved in the House and the Senate. More...