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Clifty Falls State Park, Madison

(4.6/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Clifty Falls has a great convention meeting area overlooking the river. Great food for lunch. Nice place for a group meeting with accommodations for staying overnight. The park is large nice with wate...  more »
  • It was below zero and snowing, roads closed and the park bare trees. Bundled up and walked anyway. Pretty and I see the attraction of the place. Would lime to come back in Spring or fall. 
  • Although, we were in the park during the dead of winter, the park still holds some natural beauty. The falls were frozen and it was a very dreary day when we drove through the park but we enjoyed the ...  more »
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  • The need to enforce their rules more. I would of loved to go under the falls but the rules said stay behind fence. I'm one to listen to rules. But it's unfair to me to see some kids down their under the falls ignoring rules and doing as they please. Anyway... ENFORCE YOUR RULES
  • Clifty Falls State Park has Big Clifty and Little Clifty as well as several others when the water is flowing make for a great show. I visited the park after it had rained for several days and the falls were flowing. The sound of the water was amazing. The lower approach to Big Clifty (trail 2) was not possible since the creak bed was quite deep. That is the trade off see the falls from above with lots of water mean you will need to make a dryer weather visit to get to the lower section.
  • I hadn't been here since I was a kid, and I have been here 3 times this summer alone! Such a beautiful place, never crowded, and definitely a worthwhile hike. Hoffman falls is my favorite, with a hike up the falls exposing hundreds of fossils from almost 500 million years ago! To be able to see such ancient treasures literally crumbling out of the waterfall face is simply incredible.
  • The WORST food. The WORST service. The rooms are very very poorly cleaned. The only good thing out of this place is the trails.
  • Great Family Place!!!! They have almost everything for your entire family! They have a awesome campground, electric and non electric, there's a pool, several places to cook out and equipment for the kids to play on, trails upon trails if hiking is your thing. An Inn for an overnight stay. The staff is always helpful and friendly!! We go there almost every weekend!!!