Clifty Falls State Park is an Indiana state park on 1,416 acres (573 ha) in Jefferson County, Indiana in the United States. It is 46 miles (74 km) northeast of Louisville, Kentucky.Work out when and for how long to visit Clifty Falls State Park and other Madison attractions using our handy Madison trip itinerary builder tool.
On Oct. 27, 1920, citizens of Madison, Indiana gave the land for the park, 570 acres (230 ha), to the state of Indiana at the suggestion of Richard Lieber. This was after a year's work by the citizens. A system of naturalist programs for Indiana state parks started in 1927, with Clifty Falls being one of the first four with one.
The park features Clifty Creek, Little Clifty Creek, and a canyon in which the sun only shines during midday.
It has many beautiful nature trails, especially those that go near Clifty Falls. The Clifty Inn is available for overnight guests, and the park contains a campground with sites for RV and tent campers.
Clifty Falls State Park reviews
We really enjoyed our hike. We did little clifty because we had the kids with us and didn’t have a ton of time that day. We plan to return and do big clifty hike and camp. The waterfall was pretty... more »
Wife and I stayed in the Inn. We enjoyed the park and it’s many hiking trails. We walked part or all of every trail. Inn was clean and comfortable. The dining room offered great food more »
First time here.. and yes I have very much so enjoyed it. Lots of trails to get out and explore. Everything from easy to the hard. Very beautiful. I'm from south central ky. And will return. Two down falls I seen. First they only have 30A hookup but we have a very shady spot so I can use 30A easy. But if we was in the sun I would want my 50A. Second they have NO water hook up at camp sites. Got to feel your fresh water tank. Just watch your water usage.
Most trails marked well. But trail 4 goes to the creek bed. Then can't find the trail marking on the other side. Other than that we had a great time. Our dogs love hiking. If you go through the tunnel you'll need a light source.
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