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Falls of the Ohio State Park

The Falls of the Ohio State Park is where you can see 390-million-year-old fossil beds. These are among the world’s largest exposed Devonian fossil beds. The park’s Interpretive Center overlooks the fossil beds and tells the story of the fossils below through interactive, immersive exhibits.

Interpretive Center Hours: 
Monday – Saturday, 9 AM to 5 PM 
Sunday, 1 to 5 PM
Park Grounds 
Open 7 AM to 11 PM daily

Fishing, hiking, fossil viewing, bird watching, and picnicking are among the most popular activities.

While fossil collecting is prohibited on the fossil beds and riverbank, the park staff encourages visitors to explore the different types of fossils that can be found. Some are nearly 50 feet long! 

Collecting piles (with rock with fossils from quarries) are the only place where rocks may be removed at the Falls of the Ohio. They are located by the parking lot behind the Interpretive Center.

The best time to explore 220 acres of fossil beds is August through October fossil beds, as the river is at its lowest level during this period. 

Falls of the Ohio State Park
(812) 280-9970
201 West Riverside Dr. 
Clarksville, IN 47129