Program at the Falls of the Ohio State Park are activities of 2 hours or less.
Special events are our major day-long activities.
Questions? Please contact us at:
(812) 280-9970 or email@example.com
Centennial Hike at the Falls
From the Devonian to the Falls today: A walk through deep time
August 3, 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Led by park paleontologist and interpretive naturalist Alan Goldstein, this guided tour of the exhibit gallery is followed by a walk on the fossil beds. Learn how scientists interpret life in the past. An official program of the Indiana State Park's centennial celebration!
An Evening with the Birds
August 27, 5:00 to 8:30 PM
Local birders from Falls of the Ohio and Beckham Bird Club will be available to answer questions on birding and provide scopes for viewing shorebirds on fossil beds.
Visitors will see migrating shorebirds, wading birds (herons and egrets), the local peregrine falcon, osprey and bald eagle.
We will bird at two locations: Observation Deck at the Interpretive Center and Fisherman's Point.
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.
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 July 24, 2016