Letchworth-Love Mounds Archaeological State Park

Letchworth-Love Mounds Archaeological State Park is home to the tallest ancient Native American earthwork mound in Florida. The mound is estimated to have been built between 200 CE and 800 CE by people of the Weeden Island Culture (possible precursors of the Fort Walton Culture folks who built the mounds at Lake Jackson Mounds State Archaeological Park). The ceremonial mound built at Letchworth-Love is about 46-feet high and composed of similar materials to the mounds at Lake Jackson.

Letchworth-Love Mounds State Archaeological Park also offers hiking, picnicking and bird watching, but no camping. This is a day use only park and day use hours run from 8 am to sunset, 365 days a year. There is a nature trail that winds around the base of the mound. The picnic area and platform for viewing the mound are universally accessible.

To get there: Go 6 miles west of Monticello on US Highway 90 to Sunray Road South. Turn left and go 1/2 mile to the park entrance. From Tallahassee you can take US Highway 90 east for 15 miles to Sunray Road South and turn right, go 1/2 mile to the park entrance.

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