Madira Bickel Mound walkway
Completed paving and stair project at the Mound
New walkway view from parking area
Madira Bickel Mound improvement project
Stairway leading to the top of the mound
Kiosk at the mound
Volunteers carrying new section of stairway to mound
Looking down the stairs from top of mound
View of the walkway to mound
new paving project complete
new walkway view from parking area
Volunteer and Staff working on improvement project
Stairs leading to the top of mound
Kiosk at the mound
volunteers at work on stairway
view looking down the stairs from atop the mound

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Madira Bickel Mound State Archaeological Site

Welcome to Madira Bickel Mound State Archaeological Site

Welcome to Madira Bickel Mound State Archaeological Site

This ancient Native American site was the first in Florida to be designated a State Archaeological Site. Karl and Madira Bickel donated the mound and surrounding property to the state in 1948. The flat-topped ceremonial mound-composed of sand, shell, and village debris measures 100 by 170 feet at the base and is 20 feet in height. Archaeological excavations have disclosed at least three periods of Native American cultures, the earliest dating back 2,000 years. Picnic tables are available. Plans for the future include a nature trail and a kiosk with historical information. No additional amenities are available at this time. Located off U.S. 19 in Palmetto. The entrance road is approximately one mile south of I-275. The site is located on Bayshore Drive, approximately 1.5 miles after turning off U.S. 19.

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