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The picnic area behind the Interpretive Center has the highest concentration of tables. It is used by school groups, families, and individuals.

The Falls of the Ohio State Park is a great place to picnic - be it a stopover during a family vacation or to "get away from it all" if you live or work in the area. Picnic tables are scattered around the park, most are adjacent to the river.

Grills are located behind the parking lot, near the railroad bridge, the outer parking lot, and at the George Rogers Clark home site. If you bring your own, please do not dump warm or hot charcoal in the woods or in a trash can. Douse it completely and wait until the charcoal is cool to the touch before throwing it in the trash. Better yet - take it home when you leave!

Group Picnicking: The largest number of tables are located behind Interpretive Center. Some are cemented in place, others are portable.

School groups: The picnic area must be reserved for school visits. Please call 812-280-9970 during regular business hours or e-mail us at: Schools visiting the park for interpretive programs have priority use of the picnic area over groups that simply 'drop in.'

Sheltered Picnicking: A picnic shelter / gazebo is located at the George Rogers Clark home site. It is available on a first come, first available, basis (it cannot be reserved). It holds about five short picnic tables. Other nearby shelter houses (sometimes tables are reduced in the winter) are at Ashland Park (seat 80), Colgate Park (seat 40), managed by the Clarksville Parks Department and at Big Four Park by the Big Four Bridge in Jeffersonville (seat 100).

Free or fee? If you wish to picnic behind the Interpretive Center, the $2 pay-to-park fee applies. It does not apply to picnic areas near the railroad bridge or the George Rogers Clark home site.

Rest rooms: Access to indoor rest rooms is available during regular business hours. There are rest rooms at Ashland Park (open mid-April through early November).

To help us reduce the attraction of feral cats and raccoons, please carry out your trash after 4:00 PM.


Page created December 14, 2010, updated March 5, 2017