Lizard Mound County Park
This park contains 47 effigy mounds built from 500 to 1000 A.D. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the park was established in 1950 to preserve what is one of the best mound groups in the state. The park is named for its most outstanding mound, shaped like a gigantic lizard. These mounds are especially impressive as they are of prominent height (three feet) and show that great care was taken in the construction of each. The park’s self-guided anthropological trail guides you to more than 20 well-preserved effigy mounds. Markers along the trail tell the story of the people that built the mounds and their use of the plants and animals found in the area.
Directions: Located at 2121 Cty A in the Town of Farmington. From West Bend, travel north 2 miles on Hwy 144 to Cty A east to the park.
Gazetteer: Page 39, A-5 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 80, F-2 (10th edition).
Phone: 262/335-4400 (Washington County).
Web site: Lizard Mound County Park (pdf)
Signature Features: Lizard, bird and panther mounds.
Seasonality: Open Apr 1-Nov 15, dawn to dusk.
Parking: Parking lot.
Nearest food & lodging: West Bend.