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Effigy Mounds National Monument Night Hike

Event Details

June 27, 2015 8:00 PM — June 27, 2015
Location: Effigy Mounds National Monument
151 HWY 76
Harpers Ferry, IA 52146-7519
Phone: 563.873.3491 ext. 201
Website: www.nps.gov/efmo

Event Description

Effigy Mounds National Monument will offer a Night Hike on

Saturday, June 27.


The hike will begin at the Visitor Center at 8:00 p.m. and last approximately two hours. Rangers will lead the hike following the two-mile Fire Point Loop Trail. There will be a stop at Fire Point where stories collected by Nebraska Winnebago historian David Lee Smith will be shared.  The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska, along with the Wisconsin Ho-Chunk, are among American Indian nations who trace their lineage from the builders of the Effigy Mounds. Participants will meet at the visitor center to start the guided walk.

Reservations are required and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday, June 22, until Friday, June 26.  Participants should call 563-873-3491 ext. 202 and provide their name and the number of people who will be attending.

Please bring: flashlights, insect repellent and suitable walking shoes, and be prepared for a moderately strenuous night hike up a 400-foot bluff. Pets are not allowed.

Effigy Mounds National Monument preserves prehistoric American Indian burial and ceremonial mounds, including some in the shape of animals. The monument’s main entrance is located three miles north of Marquette, Iowa, and 22 miles south of Waukon, Iowa, on HWY 76.