Falls of the Ohio State Park

Quick Facts

Falls of the Ohio State Park

Indiana

(812) 280-9970

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Things To Do

Overview

The 386-million-year-old fossil beds are among the largest naturally exposed Devonian fossil beds in the world. The park features a spectacular interpretive center overlooking the fossil beds containing an exhibit gallery and video presentation.

Fishing, hiking, fossil viewing, bird watching, and picnicking are among the most common activities.

While fossil collecting is prohibited, the park staff encourages visitors to explore and discover the many different types of fossils that can be found on the ancient sea bottom.

The months of August thru October provide the best accessibility to the 220 acres of fossil beds, as the river is at its lowest level during this period. Questions on general park information, directions, and fossil tour arrangements can be made by contacting the park.

Map of Falls of the Ohio (IN)

Latitude, Longitude: 38.279035, -85.764867

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Activities

  • Boating

    Located at the George Rogers Clark home site, the double; lane ramp provides year-round launching. An accessable loading ramp is available.

  • Fishing

    Sauger, striped bass, white bass, walleye, crappie, catfish, etc are common in the park's waters. A state fishing license is required, either from Indiana or Kentucky.

  • Hiking

    175 acres of fossil beds are available for easy to rugged hiking, when the water level is low.

  • Picnicking

    Tables available at the picnic area. A Shelter and grills at the Clark home site are available for groups on a firstcome, first-served basis.

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Directions

Driving

The park is located on the banks of the Ohio River in Clarksville, Indiana at I-65 exit 0.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(812) 280-9970

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