Clifty Falls State Park
The most popular visitation time is December through June, when the falls are at their fullest.
Clifty Falls entered the State Park system in in 1920, now covering more then 1400 acres. The Ice Age brought on the formation of Clifty Falls, when south flowing waters of Clifty Creek met the Ohio River, plunging two hundred feet high. Eventually the falls cut their way more then two miles into the bedrock. Now it's sixty feet high, slowly making its way upstream at around one-quarter inch a year.
Many of the stone work and pathways got their start from the Madison and Indianapolis railroad being built in the area around 1852. The railroad went bankrupt, leaving excellent foot trails and a muddy rock strewn 600-foot tunnel accessible by the trails.
425 million year old shale and limestone containing countless fossils can be viewed throughout the park in the bedrock. The numerous falls and canyon are a huge draw for the park. Sinkholes and a cave too. It's quite a beautiful park!
Flora and fauna
Located in Southern Indiana, Clifty Falls experience warm Spring and Summers with nice amounts of precipitation (i.e. hot and steamy at times), Winter and Fall is moderate with temps rarely dipping low.
Car gets you in, and foot will get you around!
The park Inn features a gift shop. Major shopping areas are located in Madison.
The wiki page for Madison features plenty of dining options in the nearby town.
Refreshments are available at the park inn. Booze is not served or allowed on the premise. Head to Madison for coffee shops and bars.
Please visit the Madison wiki page for plenty of options for lodging and camping.
The park features a camp ground with electric and primitive sites, as well as youth camping areas.