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Clifty Falls State Park, Madison

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Clifty Falls State Park is located near Madison with entrances on state roads 56 and 62. The park includes Clifty Inn, which is perched on a hilltop overlooking the Ohio River and historic Madison. The park’s waterfalls change moods with the weather and the seasons and can range from roaring plunges to delicate bridal-veil mists to gleaming frozen titans. Winter and spring visits reveal them at their best. The rugged splendor of Clifty Canyon offers exciting year-round hiking and scenery, and the inn offers comfortable rooms, great food and conference facilities.
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  • When the park removed the stairs down to the bottom of the falls for safety reasons the charm and beauty of the visit was eliminated. That is too bad. Someone just lacked the creativity and expertise ...  more »
  • We just moved to Madison and had not driven around the state park yet so we went through there on our way to Hilltop. It was about lunch time and we stopped and had soup and salad. Everything was spot...  more »
  • Had Thanksgiving dinner at the Inn. The dinner was great w/a large variety from salads to dessert. Spent the weekend camping. The camp ground was peaceful as only a handful of others were camping as w...  more »
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  • Definitely another of the Indiana State Parks that is worth a visit! We stayed 3 nights and enjoyed our room overlooking the Ohio River! The food at the Inns Dining Room was good quality, we loved the soup and salad bar and wish we could have experienced the Dinner Buffet! We hiked most of the trails and saw all the falls! The pool and spa are both exceptionally nice and the Fireplaces and places to puzzle and read are very relaxing! The Inn was cold on Sunday when we arrived; people were in jackets and coats, even in the Dining Room! The fireplaces were finally lit the next morning and it made quite a positive difference!! We will go back there in the future, it was a very good get away for a senior couple!!!
  • This is a beautiful park— it’s so beautiful that I often question if it is really a part of Indiana! Situated right along the Ohio River, border lining Kentucky, is this little slice of heaven. There is a great deal of hiking that is available here. Before you hit the trails, be sure to go up to the Inn and take in the breathtaking view that you stumble upon on the back side of the building. It is really a pretty sight to see. Also, make sure you go to the fire tower (or something like that) that is right by the inn and take in the really cool views there, as well. Beware of the copperheads! The only thing that really makes you bummed out is while you’re enjoying this beautiful view, as you’re looking out and about your view is obstructed by an ugly coal plant or some factory of some sort. All and all, I love Clifty Falls!
  • We have enjoyed hiking the trails, having birthday parties under the pavilion, or even just stopping in during the fall to see the water falls and drive through a beautiful place. Fall is my favorite time to do this because there is no fee to enter that time of year and the changing leaf colors make the drive through pretty awesome.
  • I go here often. It's a excellent place to explore and get some photos. Check out the inn there if you get the chance. Food there is good and the fireplace is nice
  • Great place for the family, even with young children as long as they’re kept a very close eye on or in close reach on the trails. Easy and well-kept walking trails, but also some areas which would make for a treacherous fall for children not paying attention. Stunning wintertime views!

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