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Lower Cataract Falls, Cloverdale

#19 of 51 in Nature in Indiana
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Cataract Falls is a waterfall located in northern Owen County in the west central part of the U.S. state of Indiana. The largest waterfall by volume in the state, it is part of the Lieber State Recreation Area.

Cataract Falls consists of two sets of waterfalls on Mill Creek separated by about 1 mile (1.6 km). Both falls consist of a series of drops. The total height of the Upper Falls is approximately 45 feet (14 m), while that of the Lower Falls is about 30 feet (9.1 m).
Immediately downstream of the Lower Falls, Mill Creek enters the southern end of Cagles Mill Lake, near the towns of Cunot and Cataract. The falls are just off State Road 42 and close to State Road 243.
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  • Can't believe that I was a student at IU for 4 years and never knew about these beautiful falls. Went on a spring day when the foliage wasn't fully out but the wildflowers were glorious. Somewhat...  more »
  • Went on Sunday 2/20/2021, photographing the upper and lower falls while they were still capped in snow and ice. Great day. Falls were draped in ice, however, the water was running with vigor.  more »
  • my review is just on the falls so this is Indiana largest waterfall by volume and is a great example for all people to see a really great cataract fall. you can drive to see both falls. both falls has a series of drops. the upper falls is the most impressive with total height approximately 45 feet. it can be viewed from a few points. the lower falls is about 30 feet. which can be viewed from a cliff edge too or a simple walk to the river were you can can a direct view. i viewed the falls after a snow fall on a light rainy day in January and the beauty of the falls still shine through. after a while i didn't even notice the rain. kind of glad because there wasn't a soul around and even tho it wasn't a sunny day i still enjoyed both falls for at least 90 minutes. i loved everything about these 2 falls right from their gorgeous cascades to the beautiful drops. a great spot for anytime of year.
  • Beautiful waterfall!!! Worth the short drive from 231!!

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