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FALLS OF THE OHIO STATE PARK
FALLS OF THE OHIO STATE PARK
201 West Riverside Dr.
Clarksville, Indiana   47129

Phone: 812-280-9970
Falls of the Ohio State Park
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Train tressel over the falls

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Welcome to the Falls of the Ohio State Park

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Fossil Beds

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Louisville from the Falls of the Ohio State Park.

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'Imprint'
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This is a large shell imprint in the sedimentary rock.

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'Top of stairs'
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Looking down toward the fossil beds.

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Looking toward Louisville as a train crosses the tressel.

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Looking over the fossil beds

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Looking up from the edge of the Ohio River

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A fossil in the fossil beds

Located on the banks of the Ohio River at 201 West Riverside Drive, Clarksville, Indiana (I-65 exit 0), is the Falls of the Ohio State Park. The 386-million-year-old fossil beds are among the largest exposed Devonian fossil beds in the world. The park features a spectacular interpretive center overlooking the fossil beds. Inside you will find a 14 minute movie, an exhibit gallery with river and marine aquariums.

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. Please call for times, prices and group information.

The State Park is open seven days a week, 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Interpretive Center hours Monday thru Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Boats and RVs
Central Marine - Shoals, INBoat Rentals
A store that caters to all of your boating, hunting, fishing and outdoor adventure needs. We offer canoe and kayak rentals for one and two day trips on the White River. New G3 brand jon boats as well as a used inventory. NEW White River Cabin on a peaceful river bank setting.
61.7 miles from park*


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The Levee Trail is currently a grass path atop the Ohio River levee that runs along the riverfront. It was built in the early 1940s three feet higher than the crest of the 1937 flood. The Ohio River Greenway is constructing a paved trail that is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2009. The distance between the Interpretive Center and the George Rogers Clark home site is 1.5 miles.
Area Attractions
* Hiking Trails * Picnic areas * Fishing * Education Programs * Boat Launch Ramp/Ohio River Interpretive Naturalist Services * Interpretive Center at Falls of the Ohio o Special programs & events o George Rogers Clark cabin
Things To Do in the Area
Central Marine - Shoals, INCanoeing
A store that caters to all of your boating, hunting, fishing and outdoor adventure needs. We offer canoe and kayak rentals for one and two day trips on the White River. New G3 brand jon boats as well as a used inventory. NEW White River Cabin on a peaceful river bank setting.
Web Site: Central-Marine.com
61.7 miles from park*
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Area Campgrounds

Add-More Campground
2411 Add-More Campground
Clarksville, IN
812-283-4321


Area Accommodations (over 15 miles away)
White River Cabin Rental - Shoals, INCottages and Cabins
Enjoy the quiet atmosphere of a well appointed luxury 5 star cabin on the peaceful White River in scenic Martin County. Located directly on the rivers edge and surrounded with the serenity of natures hills. With the convenience of town located a mile away.
Web Site: WhiteRiverCabinRental.com
61.7 miles from park*
Area Resources
Crawford County Tourism Bureau - Leavenworth, INTourism
Crawford County consists of over 306 square miles of beauty and outdoor recreation Caves, state parks, rugged terrain, acres of protected forests, nature preserves, and numerous waterways
Web Site: CrawfordCountyIndiana.com
19.9 miles from park*
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The Falls of the Ohio State Park is located at the end of West Riverside Drive, Clarksville, Indiana. Take Exit 0 on Interstate 65 and follow the signs.

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