Mounds State Park RV & Campground Guide
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Follow in the footsteps of prehistoric Native Americans, know as the Adena-Hopewell people, at Mounds State Park. Dotted with ceremonial earthwork mounds that were built more than 2,000 years ago, the park offers a fascinating glimpse into ancient cultures. Explore the grounds on your own or take one of the frequent naturalist-led tours. The park is also home to a swimming pool, a nature center, and hiking trails. The park location is peaceful and quiet, but several nearby areas offer a wide range of creature comforts. Indianapolis sits just 46 miles southwest, and Anderson is a 5-mile drive to the east.
Spring 40-70 F
Summer 65-80 F
Fall 40-75 F
Winter 25-35 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Mounds State Park
Mounds State Park experiences hot, humid summers and cold winters. However, an RV enables you to camp in comfort, no matter the weather. Consider a rental through RVshare as a rental makes your trip more comfortable and convenient.
Mounds State Park Campground
With 75 campsites, the Mounds State Park Campground is a relaxing, family-friendly escape. All sites have electricity and welcome pets. If you're driving a big rig, book well in advance to reserve one of the pull-through sites; all others are back-in. A dump station and bathrooms make your stay more comfortable, and water is easily accessible from every site. Nightly rates range from $23-$33.
Anderson / Muncie KOA Holiday
Fall asleep to the sound of the White River at Anderson / Muncie KOA Holiday. With a mile of shoreline, this spot is a lovely place to relax after a day at Mounds State Park. You can choose from a wide range of full hookup sites, and with back-in and pull-through options in a range of sizes, there's a site for every RV. From your site, it's an easy walk to the bathhouse, which offers modern restrooms and hot showers. Take advantage of the pet walking area, playground, activities field, the clubhouse, or try your luck in the small catch-and-release fishing lake. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the park. Rates vary by date, site, and RV, but you can expect to pay at least $50 per night.
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park
If you're traveling with little ones, make your trip more magical with a booking at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park. It's located 20 miles from Mounds State Park, but the amenities are well worth the drive. The park is packed with kid-friendly activities, including a jump pad, ball pit, basketball, paddle boats, aqua cycles, go-carts, and gem mining. Check the park's schedule for themed weekends, foam parties, arts and crafts, bingo, and dancing. Full hookup sites are available, each with access to free Wi-Fi. Rates start at $40 per night.
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What to Do at
Mounds State Park
Inside Mounds State Park
Mounds State Park offers a wide range of activities within its 250 acres. Start your visit in the Nature Center, where excellent exhibits and naturalist programs introduce you to the cultures and wildlife that have made their homes in the area. From there, set out on six different hiking trails to check out the mounds and enjoy the scenic, forested landscape. The longest trail is #5, which runs for 2.5 miles through the forests and alongside the White River. Near your campsite, you can also fish in the river, swim in the pool, and check out the historic Bronnenberg Home. While you're there, make sure to explore the site of the amusement park that operated in the early 1900s.
Outside Mounds State Park
Mounds State Park feels like a relaxing country escape, but you'll find plenty of things to do within an easy drive. A few miles away, the small towns of Daleville and Anderson offer a selection of shopping and restaurants. When you're ready to explore, activities ranging from golf to thrill rides sit close by.
Becky's Happy Mule Cafe
Serving breakfast and lunch, Becky's Happy Mule Cafe offers a friendly atmosphere and classic diner fare. Fill up on grilled tenderloin and eggs in the morning, and grab a burger or a hot sandwich at lunch. Make sure to check out the excellent dessert selection to cap off a great meal.
Location: 2460 E Co Rd 67, Chesterfield, IN 46017
El Rancho Poblano
Known for its enormous portions and fast, friendly service, El Rancho Poblano is an ideal stop when you're craving Mexican food. Cool off with an icy cocktail and enjoy the bright, colorful interior after a day of outdoor adventure.
Location: 127 Federal Dr, Chesterfield, IN 46017
Bamboo House Buffet
Come hungry to Bamboo House Buffet. With its wide selection of classic Chinese dishes, this spot offers something for everyone. The laid-back vibe is ideal for families, and take-out is also available.
Location: 211 E Main St, Anderson, IN 46017
Dine with a view of the racetrack at Homestretch Steakhouse, which is located inside Harrah's Casino. With a selection of steak, seafood, pork, and chicken, the menu is a carnivore's dream.
Location: 4500 Dan Patch Cir, Anderson, IN 46013
Chesterfield Pizza King
The crowd-pleasing Chesterfield Pizza King is the closest spot to pick up a delicious pizza near Mounds State Park. The menu also offers pasta, subs, and salads to accommodate a range of preferences.
Location: 19 W Main St, Chesterfield, IN 46017
Good's Candy Shop
Travel back in time at Good's Candy Shop, where an array of delicious candies and local products await. If you have time, take a tour of the chocolate shop, and make sure to pick up an ice cream cone on your way out.
Location: 1423 W 53rd St, Anderson, IN 46013
Seasons of the Heart Gift Shoppe
Pick up a souvenir or a treat for yourself at Seasons of the Heart Gift Shoppe. Specializing in home decor, flowers, and unique gifts, this shop is perfect for browsing.
Location: 2115 E 67th St, Anderson, IN 46013
Escape the summer heat and humidity with an afternoon at the Muncie Mall. Located about 24 miles from Mounds State Park, the mall offers a mix of restaurants, national chains, and smaller independent stores.
Location: 3501 N Granville Ave, Muncie, IN 47303
Local cyclists love Buckskin Bikes, a friendly shop known for its excellent service and selection. While you're shopping for bikes and supplies, make sure to chat with the staff to find out about the best local trails.
Location: 517 W 11th St, Anderson, IN 46016
Tree of Life Books & Gifts
Get a new book to read by the campfire at Tree of Life Books & Gifts. It sits just a few minutes from Mounds State Park and offers an eclectic selection of books, crystals, and other spiritual and metaphysical supplies.
Location: 211 Lincoln Dr, Chesterfield, IN 46017
Indy Scream Park
If you're a fan of thrilling experiences, head straight for the unusual Indy Scream Park. With horror-themed activities including zombie paintball, themed haunted houses, and interactive experiences, this spot is sure to get your heart beating faster. It sounds scary, but there are plenty of options for adults, teens, and children.
Location: 5211 S New Columbus Rd, Anderson, IN 46013
Daleville Town Hall Park and Splash Pad
If you're visiting Mounds State Park during the steamy Indiana summer months, a trip to Daleville Town Hall Park and Splash Pad is a must. Your kids will love playing on the enormous splash pad and playground, and you can relax in the shade.
Location: 8029 S Walnut St, Daleville, IN 47334
Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino
Spend a few hours playing blackjack or watching horse races at Harrah's Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. The casino also hosts a regular series of concerts and events, so you can find something to do any time of year.
Location: 4500 Dan Patch Cir, Anderson, IN 46013
Rangeline Nature Preserve
If you want to get active, drive or bike a few minutes from Mounds State Park to Rangeline Nature Preserve. With multiple hiking and mountain biking trails, this is a great spot for adventurers of all levels. If you're biking, look for the trail-difficulty markers to find the option that suits your skills.
Location: 1200 S Rangeline Rd, Anderson, IN 46012
Rent a boat from Canoe Country in Daleville and spend the day exploring the White River. Choose from canoes, kayaks, or tubes for a leisurely float. The river is gentle and slow-moving, so this is a great activity for the whole family. At the end of your trip, you can reserve the company's shuttle service back to your vehicle.
Location: 6660 S Co Rd 900 W, Daleville, IN 47334
How to Get to
Mounds State Park
To get to Mounds State Park, take Interstate 69 to exit 234. From there, take Old State Road 67 west for 2.5 miles and turn right when you see signs for the park.
Entering Mounds State Park
Mounds State Park is open year-round from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. The park's nature center is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Mounds State Park Per person, in-state resident : $7.0
Mounds State Park Per person, out-of-state resident : $9.0
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Frequently Asked Questions About Mounds State Park
Summer and fall are the best times to visit Mounds State Park. The weather conditions are often favorable during these times of the year, allowing guests to engage in many outdoor activities.
This park enjoys a humid subtropical climate characterized by warm summers, temperate winters, and average yearly rainfall. Temperatures can reach 80 degrees Fahrenheit during summer and drop to 25 degrees Fahrenheit during winter.
The vegetation and numerous streams flowing through Mounds State Park make it home to rabbits, raccoons, and coyotes. However, many birds also inhabit this state park, including golden-crowned kinglets, wrens, eastern towhees, and warblers.
Guests do not have to reserve a spot at Mounds State Park. However, reserving your site is recommended during summer or fall due to the peak tourist season and restricted sites.
Dogs are allowed to enter the park. Nevertheless, they must be always kept on a leash and monitored to protect the pet and the wildlife. Their owners should also monitor and clean after them before leaving the park.