Groups Events at Serpent Mound & Picnic Shelter Rental

We welcome your group! Picnic Shelter Available

Serpent Mound is visited by a wide variety of groups, and serves as host to many different events, both public and private. The park has a history of hosting tour groups, private gatherings, ceremonies, reunions, and private educational programs. The picnic shelter can be rented for a fee of $50. In most cases, the only other fee for attendees is the park’s normal $8/car parking fee. Please contact us to book your reservation for the picnic shelter.

You may need a permit. Please review before confirming and publicizing your event.

Permits are required for any private group larger than 50 people, private groups of any size with activities that may interfere with the public’s enjoyment of the park, and any special event that is advertised and promoted to the general public with or without a fee. Permits for any events that are publicly promoted prior to receiving a permit will be regretfully declined. Please note that groups may not request exclusive use of the park, which is always open to the general public. School and children’s groups that arrange guided tours offered by park staff are exempted from needing a permit. Click here for more information and a permit application,

School Groups

Serpent Mound is a popular school group destination, serving several thousand students a year. We offer students a special opportunity to learn more about the American Indian cultures that have existed in southern Ohio for thousands of years, as well as learn about the native forest ecosystem that richly supported these cultures. More Information

Special Information & Park Regulations Relevant to Groups

Please be respectful of any staff requests. Failure to comply with regulations and staff requests may result in your group being asked to leave.

Alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited in all public places, including Serpent Mound, by Ohio law.

Picnic shelter reservations permit exclusive use of the picnic shelter only. Please be respectful of other visitors to the park. Please leave the shelter house neat and tidy.

Uncontrollable or overly messy decor such as balloons, bubbles, glitter, and confetti is not permitted on the site.

Amplified music is prohibited (speakers, sound systems, etc) in order to grant a peaceful environment to park visitors. Acoustic music such as song, drumming, or guitar playing is welcome.

Groups are requested to be packed up and ready to leave at sunset, when the park closes.

Concessions are not available at the park. Please plan to bring your own food. Concessions require a permit..

Thank you for observing these regulations – we count on your help to protect this internationally significant historic site.