Falls of the Ohio State Park

Located on the banks of the Ohio River at 201 West Riverside Drive, Clarksville, Indiana, is the Falls of the Ohio State Park. The 390-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. New interactive, immersive exhibits can be seen.

The Interpretive Center is open Monday – Saturday, 9 AM to 5 PM and Sunday, 1 to 5 PM. The park grounds are open from 7 AM to 11 PM. 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 and discover the many different types of fossils that can be found on the ancient sea bottom. 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.
August thru October provides the best accessibility to the 220 acres of 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

Events
Sunday, March 29th, 2020 - 3 PM - Meet the Paleontologist - Minerals in Fossils
Sunday, April 26th, 2020 - 3 PM - Meet the Paleontologist - Well-Preserved Fossils of the Louisville Area
Sunday, May 10th, 2020 - 3 PM - Family Nature Club - Make a Fossil Collection
Saturday - Sunday, May 23rd to October 31, 2020 - 1 PM - Fossil Bed Discover Hikes
Sunday, May 31st, 2020 - 3 PM - Meet the Paleontologist - Fossils of the Knobs
Sunday, June 28th, 2020 - 3 PM - Meet the Paleontologist - Fossils of Central Kentucky and Eastern Indiana
Sunday, July 26th, 2020 - 3 PM - Meet the Paleontologist - Fossils Behind the Knobs
Saturday, August 29th, 2020 - 10 AM - Digging the Past