This whole area is overlooked for campers and hikers. This is a very interesting National Monument with great hiking trails that take you out to many different mounds and up onto the top of the bluffs overlooking the river. There are several different overlooks that are well worth the hike. The building is nice with great friendly Park Rangers and a movie explaining about the mounds. I highly recommend watching the video. The Gatorade for sale was very much appreciated after we hiked over 6 miles in extreme heat (temps got over 100 that day). We set out to just do the 2 mile hike so we didn't take our water. But once we were up on the bluffs, we just had to go see more. Moral of the story - bring a water bottle with you, in case you decide to hike farther than planned. Mostquitoes were not an issue. No cost to get in, but they have a donation box.
For those with mobility issues, you can go right out the lodge to see 3 mounds. Otherwise you do need to be able to do some easy/moderate hiking to see the rest. There is a bit of a steep climb up to where you plateau and most of the hiking after that is not very steep.
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