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
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.
entrance fee will be charged at this park. Click for information
on entrance fees.
- Boat Launch Ramp on
the Ohio River
- Education Programs
- Hiking Trails
- Picnicking Areas
- 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