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Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park

 Activities at Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park

Birding

Birding

There are many different species of birds to view at the park which include osprey, red-shouldered hawks and northern cardinals.

Hiking/Nature Trail

Hiking/Nature Trail

Hiking trails are available.

Historic Site

Historic Site

There is evidence that the Lake Jackson Indians participated in a southeastern socio-religious complex known to archaeologists as the 'Southern Cult' or 'Southeastern Ceremonial Complex,' which flourished around A.D. 1200. The area was probably the political and religious center for Indians of this location during the period A.D.1200 to A.D.1500.  Please see the History section for more information.

Interpretive Exhibit

Interpretive Exhibit

The interpretive exhibit is located under the picnic pavilion.  Educate yourself about the Native Americans that once inhabited the area around Lake Jackson State Park.

Picnicking

Picnicking

There is a covered pavilion that is available for rent or you may also enjoy yourself at several of the individual picnic tables located at the base of the smaller mound.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing

There are many different types of wildlife to view while you are at the park, including deer, squirrels, foxes and turtles.