Falls of the Ohio State Park
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Falls of the Ohio State Park
201 W. Riverside Dr.
Clarksville, IN 47129


Located on the banks of the Ohio River in Clarksville, Indiana at 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 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. Operating hours are EDST for April thru October.

An entrance fee will be charged at this park. Click for information on entrance fees.

Facilities include:

  • Boat Launch Ramp on the Ohio River
  • Education Programs
  • Hiking Trails
  • Picnicking Areas
  • Fishing
  • Naturalist Services
  • Interpretive Center (DNR Annual Permits not valid for entrance to Interpretive Center)

An entrance fee is charged for entering the Interpretive Center. Students with approved group* receive a discount. Call Park for current fees.

*approved group is 10 or more students visiting as part of an educational program

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