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The great mound brings to mind the amazing work that took place here over 1,000 years ago. Interactive, interpretive displays are featured under the pavilion. A series of interpretive panels, like this one, help visitors understand the long history of this site. Native flowers bloom to welcome visitors and provide a beautiful and relaxing view.
Letchworth-Love Mounds
Entrance sign at Letchworth-Love Mounds Archaeological State Park.

History and Culture

"Letchworth-Love Mounds is part of a larger mound complex that extends beyond the park boundaries. The cultural resources of Letchworth-Love Mounds consist of multiple mounds, including a small burial mound recorded in 1972 and the larger mound complex recorded five years later. The 46-foot high Temple mound, the centerpiece of the park, is part of a complex of between 20 and 28 smaller mounds. Letchworth Mound predates the Lake Jackson Mound complex north of Tallahassee, and was thought to be the eastern capitol of a Native American culture, with Lake Jackson as the western capitol.The large Letchworth Mound is 13-15 meters high, with an apparent platform on the south east side. The remains of a ramp are visible. The people who built the mound are believed to have been members of the Weedon Island Culture, a group of Native Americans who lived in North Florida between 200 and 800 A.D. There is a second mound located 1.5 meters to the northwest of the large mound. The village associated with the Letchworth Mound is considered to have been on the south side of the mound. Acquisition by the state began in 1992 to protect and preserve the mound and related archaeological deposits. The park opened to the public in 1998. "

The great mound rises almost 50 feet above the ground.

The Great Mound

Come and explore the art and architecture of Letchworth-Love Mounds Archaeological State Park. Constructed between 1,100 and 1,800 years ago by the Weeden Island peoples, the almost 50 foot tall Great Mound is among the tallest earthen mounds in Florida. While the exact details are yet to be discovered, the construction of the Great Mound required extensive planning and organization. Members of the community carried dirt in baskets weighing 30 to 230 pounds each to create this archaeological wonder.

Visitors on the path to the Great Mound enjoy learning opportunities at the site.

Visitors

Each year, visitors come to this historic site to enjoy the natural beauty of the area, as did the American Indians who once lived here.

A covered picnic pavilion awaits  visitors.

Picnic Pavilion

Come and spend a quiet and peaceful day at Letchworth-Love Mounds Archaeological State Park. A covered picnic pavilion awaits, with hands-on displays and a scaled model of the Great Mound.

A boardwalk provides access to an overlook of the Great Mound.

Boardwalk & Overlook

A boardwalk leading to an overlook platform beckons visitors to enjoy the richness of this cultural site.

Right next to the park is the Lake Miccosukee launch area.

Lake Miccosukee

The American Indians may have chosen this area because of the close source of water and fishing at Lake Miccosukee.