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Falls of the Ohio State Park
Falls of the Ohio State Park Falls of the Ohio-4 © Michael E. Ruby
Fossil Beds
Falls of the Ohio State Park © Michael E. Ruby
A fossil in the fossil beds
FALLS OF THE OHIO STATE PARK
FALLS OF THE OHIO STATE PARK
201 W Riverside Dr
Clarksville, Indiana   47129-3148
(lat:38.2725 lon:-85.7609)

Phone: (812) 280-9970
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.



Trails
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

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews

Area Campgrounds
Add-More Campground
2411 Add-More Campground
Clarksville, IN
812-283-4321
Area Accommodations (over 20 miles away)
Cottages 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.
62 miles from park*
Booking.com

Directions
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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