Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Falls of the Ohio State Park

The Falls of the Ohio State Park is one of the most unique state parks, in which I have ever been!

The Park is located at the end of West Riverside Drive, in Clarksville, Indiana.  Take Exit 0 off I-65.

There is no waterfall, as one might suspect, by the name.  Instead rapids that drop 26 feet over 2-1/2 miles of the Ohio River.

The Devonian-age fossil beds are the largest of their kind, in the world.  The fossil beds are the main attraction of the park, with over 900 species of fossils.  The majority of which have never been found anywhere else in the world.

  • If you are just visiting the park, and not the interpretive center, there is no fee to walk into the park.  Use an Indiana State Park Pass for free parking (and admission) or park down the street and walk into the park.
  • Pick up free driftwood in the park, as long as it is small enough for you to carry by hand.
  • Check out the 'Fossil Festival collecting piles' for free fossils, (but be sure not to take any other rocks out of the park.)

  • Clark Homesite
  • Boating
  • Fishing


What's FREE to See!

Visit the local Chamber of Commerce for more information and a Calendar of Events!

Indiana State Parks

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