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Clifty Falls State Park, Madison

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 360+ 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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  • The park was beautiful and the people at the gates were very helpful. The trails were hard to follow on the map, but we got where we wanted to go. 
  • We've stayed here many times. Great place for a group because of the common areas and large restaurant. Great food on the buffet!! 
  • This is a very nice park with good facilities and plenty of space. We hiked several of the trails over a two-day stay. The trails on the north end of the park are well-marked, while the trails farther...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • #1 on my list of favorite state parks in Indiana. The hiking is top notch and the water falls all over are just breath taking! A most go to if your traveling to or close to Madison, IN
  • We love Clifty Falls! If you are into waterfalls and hiking this place is exactly what you are looking for. There is also a cave/tunnel which is about 600 feet long which was going to be used for the railroad before they went under but now it is open to the public during the warm parts of the year. Even on busy days in the park there is enough room here that it never feels crowded.
  • 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!!!
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