For any emergency-related situation, please call 911 and notify a park ranger immediately.
First-Aid / AED
The visitor center at Mound City Group is equipped with an AED and necessary first-aid supplies to tend to injured visitors until advanced medical care arrives. Please see a ranger at the visitor center for more information or to notify them of someone in need of assistance.
American Red Cross
For those trained in American Red Cross first-aid, this handy e-guidebook (PDF) will serve as a good refresher. For those interested in obtaining First-Aid, CPR and/or AED certifcation, please visit your local American Red Cross chapter to sign up for classes.
Heat and Sun
Hot and humid weather is typical during the summer months. Make sure to bring water to keep hydrated and take frequent breaks to prevent heat-related illnesses. The sun can be intense, so wear sunscreen and bring along a hat and a lightweight long-sleeve shirt.
During the winter months, prolonged exposure to cold weather can cause hypothermia. Be sure to dress in layers to avoid this. The cold can also cause snow and ice to build up on sidewalks and steps. Please be sure to use caution when traversing on paths, sidewalks and stairs within and around the park as they may be slippery
Bees are frequently in the park's grassy areas throughout the spring and summer months. Closed toe shoes may help prevent stings and other insect bites.
Poison ivy is found in the woods of the park. Make sure to stay on designated paths to avoid exposure.
Both groundhogs and ground squirrels are present in the park. Watch your step for small holes, particularly in the Mound City Group mound area, and do not run.