For many years this state park has been one of my favorites. I have camped here over the past two decades and hiked even longer. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to camp here again as I will be working in this county. Clifty Falls is located in historic Madison, along the Ohio River.
The park has many challenging trails, my favorite was trail two. Unfortunately this trail has been closed for many years after damage from a storm. Trail two runs through the Clifty Creek stream bed and ends at Big Clifty Falls and while the trail is officially closed people still venture out to play in the waterfalls.
This park is rich in history, both natural and cultural, definitely one of the jewels of Indiana. If you ever visit Indiana you might also check out Spring Mill State Park, Turkey Run State Park, Mounds State Park and The Dunes State Park, each has a distinctive history and geography. Unfortunately I doubt I will cover them in this blog as my plans don’t include these parks.