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Ortona Indian Mound Park

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Ortona Mounds

History here but mounds are small and walkways unusable. Have to walk through slightly wooded... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
suekimbo
Pretty lake views

The boardwalk is closed, but it is a pretty area to take a nice walk and view the lake. Not too... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2016
Susan S
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17 Sep 2018
“Ortona Mounds”
23 Feb 2016
“Pretty lake views”
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A large Native American site in the area.
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LaBelle, FL
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

History here but mounds are small and walkways unusable. Have to walk through slightly wooded section to see mounds. They have Sugar Cane Festival in February. They crush sugar cane and you can taste real sugar cane juice. Local firemen cook chickens and pork chops....More

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Reviewed 23 February 2016

The boardwalk is closed, but it is a pretty area to take a nice walk and view the lake. Not too far for the locks

1  Thank Susan S
Reviewed 22 January 2016

This park was a very nice place to visit but unfortunately because of encroachment by modern day people the Indian mounds no longer exist. They have a nice playground for the kids and a nice area to walk. If you are in the area stop...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

While this park offers ample potential and seems like it should be a relatively important piece of local history and recreation, it seems that whoever is in charge of maintaining it is letting the hiking trail and historical elements go by the wayside. The boardwalk...More

2  Thank Blank_Page1980
Reviewed 10 February 2015

We went to the cane grinding festival at the mounds. The wooden board walk was closed off. This site definitely needs help. The festival was great and should be taken in, if you are in the area. The price of the ticket includes a delicious...More

2  Thank Ava L
Reviewed 31 August 2014

There is a short trail that is not groomed too often. I thought it added to the charm of the place. Very rustic. The place is not spectacular, but worth the short trip from Labelle.

3  Thank Brooklynn B
Reviewed 3 August 2014

The native history of this place begs for better treatment. The Calusa dominated this area before the Spanish arrived, building mounds and digging canoe canals. Today a small moldy kiosk talks of that history, next to a rotting and broken boardwalk over a midden mound....More

4  Thank Will H
Reviewed 2 September 2013

I read about this place on the Florida Hikes website. I am a 7th generation Floridian and thought I knew much of Florida, but wanted to return to what it was like generations ago. We followed the exact directions (west of US 27 on SR...More

3  Thank ThompsonDM
Reviewed 16 February 2013

Visited the Cane Grinding Festival, primarily to see some local cloggers. Very interesting booths set up with local history and foods available. Tried some of the freshly ground cane juice and liked it. The various groups of cloggers were terrific and we really enjoyed them....More

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