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.
State park permits can be purchased at any of the state park property locations across Indiana. State park permits can also be ordered online by visiting the INDINIA ENTRANCE FEE web page.
Falls of the Ohio State Park is located near Charlestown, Clarksville and Floyds Knobs
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.
* 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
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.