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Enjoy the Park

Much of Effigy Mounds National Monument is welcoming to pets of all shapes and sizes. However, except for service animals while performing their work, pets are not permitted in the park's visitor center.

Please remember to provide adequate water, shade, and supervision for your pet, especially in the hot summer months. Pets may not be left unattended or tied up while their owners explore the park.

By following these rules for bringing pets into the park, you will help keep Effigy Mounds National Monument clean and safe for everyone.

Dispose of Pet Waste

Pet waste may not be left on the ground. If you are visiting with your pet, please remember to bring plastic bags or a scoop and determine how you will transport waste from the park. You may dispose of your pet's waste in any outdoor trash can.

Leash Your Pet

In accordance with federal law, pets always must be kept on a six-foot leash and under physical control while visiting any area of the park. This prevents encounters between pets and wildlife, protects pets from hazards, and prevents unwanted interaction between pets and other visitors. Retractable leashes should be kept at a maximum length of six feet.

If your pet escapes its leash and becomes lost in the park, please notify park staff immediately.
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Pets must be leashed and under your physical control.

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For more about the park's rules and regulations, see Laws and Policies or contact us.

Last updated: June 20, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

151 Hwy 76
Harpers Ferry, IA 52146


563 873-3491 x123
Visitor Center front desk.

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