We snuck in one more trip of the season and it was certainly not for the fair-weather fan! This Mounds State Park review covers the best of times and the worst of times. One of the biggest concerns was not park-related though, Mother Nature was not playing nice y’all but we prevailed!
Mounds State Park Review
One of the smaller Indiana state parks, Mounds is only 290 acres but it is not lacking in adventure or history! Its name comes from the Adena and Hopewell earthen mounds located in the park.
Just a hop, skip, and jump from downtown Indianapolis but a world away once you are nestled inside Mounds SP is just off of I-69 North just outside of Anderson.
With about 6 miles of trails in such a compact part there is a lot of overlapping and doubling back going on but it is worth every step. Though the beauty of fall will not always be featured the 22 different types of trees provide ample shade for three of the seasons. Though they list a couple of trails having terrain described as “rugged” it is really just a LOT of steps, not McCormick-level though! We traveled over 6.5 miles during our trip with minimal fussing from either of us!
A Mounds State Park review wouldn’t be complete without talking about our set up! For the tent situation, we used our Semoo 3-person tent for another round. Honestly, after this trip, I am not sure if it is going to take an additional rainstorm but it’ll be a handy tent to keep for fair-weather trips. Drop a line or comment below if you have a tent you love! Click here to snag a similar set-up for your camping trip!
My camping buddy finagled another treat out of me for a day of happy, go-lucky hiking and surviving the wet, cold night. A simple Airhead candy made her happy. Like I say to my friends, my child is a magical unicorn.
|The small human’s highlights||The Busy Llama highlights|
|Favorite things||The trails||Trail 3 along the ridgeline, near trail 5 had some awesome views|
|Coolest thing seen||La serpiente in the visitor’s center, the fairy garden with painted toadstools and rocks||The camping area was all decked out for Halloween|
|Final thoughts||She liked finally being able to go to bed after the rain stopped||Nice, compact park that was clean and staffed with friendly folk|
The cold, cold rain that made my potato chips wet and sitting in the car for two hours would probably be my stinky part of the trip. However, my magical unicorn child took it like a champ so that made it so much easier for me.
Would we go back again?
Totally! We are already talking about taking a day trip back to hike the trails again.
Let’s hit the road!
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