Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park, Tallahassee

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Lake Jackson Mounds Archaeological State Park (8LE1) is one of the most important archaeological sites in Florida, the capital of chiefdom and ceremonial center of the Fort Walton Culture inhabited from 1050–1500. The complex originally included seven earthwork mounds, a public plaza and numerous individual village residences.

One of several major mound sites in the Florida Panhandle, the park is located in northern Tallahassee, on the south shore of Lake Jackson. The complex has been managed as a Florida State Park since 1966. On May 6, 1971, the site was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places as reference number 71000241.
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  • Very pretty park with little bit of a history lesson. The hike is easy and pretty. Unfortunately the loop trail no longer exists, so you have to turn around and go back the same way you came. Well....  more »
  • Florida has some really great state parks and this is one of them. There are some hiking trails, picnic tables, and bathrooms available. The mounds are much bigger than I thought they would be and...  more »
  • I went there quite often 10-20 years ago and it was great. I was so dissapointed when I went today. The mounds are covered with weeds. The steps only go up one side and you can't see anything but the weeds. There is no trail to the aquaducts. They aren't even mentioned. The signs were faded and unreadable. The trail is okay but it doesn't go in a circle anymore. I wanted to cry.
  • I have loved the mounds since I was a kid on fieldtrips but back then it was so attractive and so well kept. Now it is overgrown and falling down. Please dont Let Lake Jackson Indian Mounds go into disrepair. We love our Tallahassee city features and want them maintained properly!!

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