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Clifty Falls State Park

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Address: Madison, IN
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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Lovely and peaceful

A relaxing and oasis with a paved drive throughout the park with parking available at points along the various hiking trails. Because of an injury, I found the trails too steep... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Chicago
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177 reviews 177 reviews
32 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

A relaxing and oasis with a paved drive throughout the park with parking available at points along the various hiking trails. Because of an injury, I found the trails too steep to walk, but enjoyed the drive and the observation points. Nice inn and pool at the top. The "no admission" sign was out when we arrived, but the sign... More 

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Washington State
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The falls can be viewed from a handicap accessible viewing area above. You can also hike down to the falls, or hike the many trails throughout this large state park. The streams cut falls into the layers of limestone and drop down to the Ohio River eventually. The park also features amazing clifftop views of the Ohio River.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The lodge has a great restaurant with a awesome view of the Ohio river. There are numerous trails for hiking. We went in the winter so it was cold, but they have large open areas for families to play ball. They have a pool, tennis courts, pavilions for picnics, etc... I really enjoyed my visit to Clifty Falls

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portsmouth,usa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

All I can say is say what! You want how much to drive through to just see if you want to stay here?????Seven bucks, yes seven bucks allows you entrance to drive your vehicle into the park to see if you want to camp there later. My husband and I were in Madison for the weekend and thought we would... More 

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Christie S, Owner at Clifty Falls State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The "user pays" system has been in place since the inception of Indiana state parks in 1916. About 2/3 of our operating budget is covered by user fees. When costs of utilities, supplies, and equipment increase for you at home, they increase for us too. It is our hope that once you enter one of... More 

West Lafayette, Indiana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Just a mile between town and a huge power plant, the park invites you to 400 feet of vertical change throughout its trails for a challenging descent to views of four waterfalls, Good nearby local railroad and town history (the abandoned line in Madison is the steepest regular-gauge track in America at about 6.6%!), the park has plenty of places... More 

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Knightstown, Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Our family has spent many camping trips at this park. We absolutely love everything about it. The trails are fun, the Pool is fabulous, and the camp sites are awesome with very nice and clean bath houses. A lot of memories and fun times from this park.

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Dry Ridge, Kentucky
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

My husband and I drive over an hour just to visit this beautiful place. It's a MUST do when in the area.

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Kirklin, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

A good place to hike. Most of the trails are rugged, but the views are amazing. During the off-season, the only restrooms in the park are at the inn, so be prepared.

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Rising Sun
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Clifty Falls State Park is a jewel of a destination. The hotel is outstanding and the food in the restaurant is excellent. Hiking and just driving through the park is a treat to all the senses!!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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216 reviews 216 reviews
81 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Located a short 5 minute drive west of Madison, IN, on route 56, is this very beautiful state park that sits high up on the hills overlooking the Ohio River. After you enter the park, a drive up the hill first takes you to the Clifty Inn and Restaurant. From there you can take a scenic winding drive thru the... More 

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