Falls of the Ohio State Park

201 W. Riverside Dr.
Clarksville, IN 47129- Map It
(812) 280-9970

AAA Editor Notes

Falls of the Ohio State Park is off I-65 exit 0 to 201 W. Riverside Dr. on the Ohio River, following signs. The park provides access to one of the largest exposed formations from the Devonian Era. A 390-million-year-old fossil bed contains more than 500 species of coral and prehistoric ocean life. An interpretive center features interactive exhibits, a movie on the Lewis and Clark connection and an observation deck 40 feet above the river. Some of the best views of the 220-acre fossil bed come from below the interpretive center. The George Rogers Clark home site, on a bluff at the bottom of the falls, contains a re-created log cabin similar to the one Clark occupied 1803-09. Note: Erratic river levels do not always allow viewing of the fossil beds; accessibility to the beds is best from July to mid-November. Removing rocks and fossils is prohibited, except in the designated piles next to the main parking lot. Guided tours are available. Picnicking is permitted. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
Park free. Interpretive center $9; $5 (ages 5-11). Parking: $2 if not visiting the interpretive center.
Hours: Park daily 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Interpretive center Mon.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 1-5. Guided fossil-bed tours are available Memorial Day-Labor Day.