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 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 river bank, 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