High Bank Works consists of multiple earthen features spread over 197 acres on a terrace above the Scioto River. A circle and octagon, each measuring approximately 1,000 feet in diameter, are major features of this site. On the interior of the octagon were eight small mounds that correspond to the eight intersecting points of the outer walls. Six of the intersecting points form gateways, and one to the north forms an entrance into the large circle. The large circle has one gateway to the east and is opposite a smaller circular enclosure 250 feet in diameter.
The Site Today
Currently, High Bank Works is not open for public visitation. The site serves primarily as an archeological site for research. It is not easily accessible to the public and therefore, we discourage visitors from visiting the site. Ocassionally, the park hosts a guided hike/talk with a ranger. Please check the park Calendar to see if/when the next hike is offered or you can Contact Us.
Last updated: August 23, 2023