Lizard Mound Curriculum

More than 2000 years ago, Woodland Indians lived in Wisconsin. Lesson plans were created with a focus on the group that gathered in the area of Lizard Mound State Park, where they built a number of effigy mounds and earthworks.

The lessons were designed to help students understand and appreciate the culture and history of the Woodland people. We hope you find these lesson plans useful and that they will inspire a visit to Lizard Mound State Park.

School Children at Lizard Mound

Lizard Mound Etiquette

Please show respect for the site and the individuals interred here. Stay on the trail and do not walk on the mounds. As a burial ground, the area is considered sacred by present-day Tribal Nations. All unauthorized ground disturbance is prohibited.

About The Park

The mounds at Lizard Mound State Park are remnants of a prehistoric culture unique to Wisconsin. In 2011, Washington County constructed an Interpretive Center with signage and audio exhibits to tell the story of the site.

Park ownership transferred to Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in 2022 and is under the management of Kettle Moraine State Forest-Northern Unit. The Park will be open seasonally, from May 1 to approximately November 1.

Park Amenities

  • Interpretive Center
  • ADA Accessible Picnic Area
  • Portable Restrooms
  • Water
  • Historic Site
  • Walking Trail
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