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Clifty Falls State Park

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Address: , Madison, IN
Phone Number: (812) 273-8885
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Activities: Biking, Hiking
Description: This scenic area, known for its hiking, has beautiful waterfalls and a...
This scenic area, known for its hiking, has beautiful waterfalls and a canyon.
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Rugged Scenery

Encompassing 1300 acres just outside Madison, the Clifty Creek gorge and environs are remnants of the last ice age. The topography is rugged and scenic, offering a number of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Columbus, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Encompassing 1300 acres just outside Madison, the Clifty Creek gorge and environs are remnants of the last ice age. The topography is rugged and scenic, offering a number of hiking trails ranging from easy to strenuous, and providing for a number of waterfalls. Most of these are small to moderate rills, but Big Clifty, the main attraction of the park,... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Of course the trails were wonderful, and the falls were beautiful, but few people mention the Inn, Clifty Inn is one of the nicest state park Inns I have ever visited! It is clean, well maintained, the staff is wonderful!! and there is a nice sized indoor pool and hot tub to soak in after a long day hiking the... More 

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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We took short hikes to see all four falls during our visit. Three of the four falls can be seen with a fairly short walk, with some stairs to manage. This time of year there is not much water flow, so falls were very low in water volume. We'll try to visit again in January-May to get a better impression... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Clifty Fall State Park is a beautiful place for all seasons. We went in the summer and had a great time enjoying the many walking/hiking trails the park has to offer. We stayed in the lodge and it was really nice. They have an indoor pool at the lodge and an outdoor pool within the park. The campground looked really... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We stopped at Clifty Falls State Park to enjoy an afternoon of hiking and to dry off following our jet boat ride earlier in the afternoon. There is a small cost to enter the park, but there are lots of trails that people of all ages would enjoy. The falls are the main feature of the park, but visiting in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

I have been camping, hiking, bike riding & had picnics at Clifty State Park. It is beautiful. There are many large falls. If you like parks you must see this one.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Rooms are average. Service is average. Food was average. The scenery was beautiful! Unfortunately there was a big storm that shut down the trails, attractions and the pavilion we reserved. We made the best of it. Family reunion of about 80 people. Goof location if it's about your family, friends and scenery. If you are expecting a great hotel and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful! I checked this place out months ago for a potential wedding location. Great food, great staff, great park!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The camp sites were very close together. I could here my neighbors whole conversations while trying to sleep one night. The vault bathrooms were so smelly and full of moquitoes. We could smell it from our camp site. The hiking was good. This was just an average camping experience for us.

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Jeffersonville, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

If you like to hike, Cliffty Falls is a must hike. There are cliffs, so not suitable for the little ones. The trail is well marked. Many hikers in Indiana consider this to be the best overall hiking experience.

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