CITY OF RICE LAKE
Barron County, Wisconsin -- Population 8,419 (2010 Census)
Indian Mounds Park, 1015 Lakeshore Drive (2.7 acres)
Property for Indian Mounds Park was purchased by the city in 1924 with the area originally called Tourist Park and was planned as a drawing card for tourists. It contains the last of the burial sites of the Mound Builders on the west side of the lake. Indian Mounds Park and the adjacent lakefront corridor are located between Lakeshore Drive and the lake from Bundy Street to the former site of Lakeview Medical Center.
The actual park is owned by the City, and a portion of the greenway corridor is owned by the medical center. Natural features include extensive lake frontage and approximately 12 sets of Indian Mounds with a historical marker and text. The primary nature of the park is passive, with picnicking representing the major use.
Recreation facilities include a unique pipestone shelter, restrooms, picnic tables, grills, swinging bench and boat dock. Parking is limited to the street. The remainder of the corridor north of Indian Mounds Park is primarily a parkway with a small boat landing area.
Governmental Web site of the City of Rice Lake, Incorporated April 1, 1887