Battle of Athens State Historic Site
Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 29
Number of Sites with Electric: 15
Battle of Athens State Historic Site interprets the northernmost Civil War battle fought west of the Mississippi River along with providing recreational opportunities
Today, the historic site administers the remaining buildings in the town of Athens, including the Thome-Benning House, which was pierced by a cannonball during the battle. Exhibits and tours interpret the battle and the history of the town. The site also offers hiking trails, a lake for fishing, picnic sites, basic and electric campsites and more than a mile of frontage on the Des Moines River.
Battle of Athens State Historic Site offers basic and electric campsites. The campground is open and available for first-come, first-served use March through November. Water is available in the campground during the on-season (April through October). Campers planning to carry in firewood must comply with current firewood advisories.
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