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Trails at Effigy Mounds have reopened

Posted: Fri, May 22, 2020 10:15 AM

Hiking trails at Effigy Mounds National Monument have reopened to the public.

The Visitor Center at Effigy Mounds and other facilities will remain closed. Visitors are advised to come to the monument self-contained with enough water and food for safe hiking. Social distancing is highly recommended.

The public is being warned that on the North Unit trail system as well as the Yellow River boardwalks, it is not always possible to maintain the recommended six feet of social distancing, particularly when groups are moving in opposite directions along narrow, steep trail segments. Visitors are advised to seek out hiking times when visitation is low and avoid hiking during the busy afternoon hours of 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. if possible. Trails at Effigy Mounds National Monument are open daily from dawn to dusk.
Further updates will be available on the park website at and Facebook page.