(Special Events listed separately)
information about specific programs please contact us at:
(812) 280-9970 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2016 Outer Fossil Bed Hikes
Due to exceptional high water and fast currents, conditions were not suitable
for the usual water crossing from the Indiana shore to the spillway in 2015.
We will schedule hikes if we determine the crossing is safe in August.
Will be scheduled in September and October, 2016.
Paddle the falls and discover a very pleasant way to discover wildlife and seldom-seen fossils.
Canoe or kayak with Falls of the Ohio interpretive naturalist Jeremy Beavin in the unique Falls of the Ohio National Wildlife Conservation Area.
Meet at the boat ramp on Harrison Avenue, in Clarksville, by 9:30 a.m.
We will paddle into the Conservation Area, hike a bit on the outer fossil beds and plan to
return around noon. Call on Friday (812) 280-9970, to make sure the river level is safe
for boating. Bring your own canoe or kayak and PFD (life jacket), water to drink, and
sun protection. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Outings launch from the GRC Boat Ramp 1204 W. Harrison Avenue.
Paddling below the Clark Cabin
Public Hikes on the Devonian Fossil Beds
Naturalist-led hikes are offered on the fossils
daily from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend. Whether you are stalking crinoids, trekking for trilobites or creeping over corals, you can learn about the wonderful Devonian fossil beds and learn why they are unique in the world. We encourage you to come and visit the Interpretive Center before going outside.
Saturday hikes are available after Labor
Day weekend and go through October November 1. At other times hikes can be scheduled by calling several days in advance.
When you can't come when there is a scheduled hike, we have roving volunteer naturalists who may be found on the fossil beds. You can recognize one by looking for a brown vest with the Falls logo on the back, or a lanyard (hang-tag) with their name and "Naturalist at Heart" logo. You can also pick up a free "Discovering Fossils" brochure or download one from here.
Watch Facebook or call 812-280-9970 for times.
Updated November 4, 2015