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Clifty Falls State Park

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2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
812-273-8885 https://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2985.htm

March 2016

Fossils Rock

March 19, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Full day program about local geology, with afternoon in the field.  For details, call Clifty Falls State Park: (812) 273-8885. Geology After Hours: Oak Heritage Conservancy invites you for a fun, relaxed talk about local geology. Free hors d’oeuvres. Local beer and wine, as well as cocktails available for purchase.  Event sponsor: Oak Heritage Conservancy. Event starts at 7pm at Red Bicycle Hall, 125 E. Main Street, Madison, IN.  

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April 2016

Kite Building & Flying

April 16, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Come build a kite in the morning (10am-noon) and come fly it in the afternoon! Kids receive one on one instruction to build the kite. It takes about five minutes to build your kite. Meet at the Nature Center in the morning to build, and meet at the field by the north entrance to fly in the afternoon. Clifty Falls State Park

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June 2016

Tales of Scales

June 10, 2016 - June 12, 2016
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Activities about reptiles all weekend at Clifty Falls State Park.

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July 2016

Traditional Arts Event

July 9, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Artists will be demonstrating and performing their craft while interacting with the public at the Nature Center in Clifty Falls State Park from 10am-3pm . Featured artists include Marcos Bautista, Zapotec Weaving, Carol Powers, Pysanky, Jan Boettcher, Rosemauling, John Bundy, Decoy Carving, John Bennett, Blacksmithing, and Vicki Graber, Willow Basketry.   This event is free to the public with park admission.

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Arts in the Parks

July 16, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Craig Benner will present music at Clifty State Park Campground Amphitheater as part of a grant from the Indiana Arts Commission. Craig will provide percussion instruments and people will be invited to play along. He will also talk about the history of the park and about Hoosier composers and musicians as a way to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Indiana Arts Commission, the Centennial of the State Parks and the Bicentennial of Indiana. This event is free to the…

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Bob Sanders “Origins”

July 23, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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“Origins” is the Foundational Story behind the entire State Parks system. “Origins” celebrates our Parks and Forests (and the visionaries whose collective will created them) by recounting the dramatic story of the Parks’ historic beginnings. This complex tale will be conveyed by an intimate, live storytelling performance that is seasoned with stunning visual interludes. These video moments will include images of Indiana’s varied natural environments, as well as short interviews with key individuals. Public engagement will be built into Origins…

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March 2017

Fossils Rock!

March 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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$2.00

 Fossils Rock! Workshops & Exploration at Clifty Falls State Park Touch fossils from all around the world, play fossil games, get your personal fossils identified, ask geology questions to experts, and go on a fossil hike. For more info 812-273-8885.

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April 2017

Earth Day Pedal and Picnic

April 22, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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 Earth Day Pedal & Picnic at Clifty Falls State Park A leisurely four mile ride and a group picnic (Bring Your Own picnic) to celebrate Earth Day.

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June 2017

Tales of Scales, Hands-on-fun!

June 9, 2017 @ 11:00 am - June 11, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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 Tales of Scales Hands-on fun – Clifty Falls State Park 11-4pm each day. Broaden your appreciation and knowledge for all that scaled in this fun weekend dedicated to reptiles!

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October 2019

Haunted Trail of Horrors @ Clifty Falls State Park

October 25, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - October 26, 2019 @ 11:00 pm
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Friday, October 25th, Saturday, October 26th 8:00pm - 11:00pm Admission: $5:00/person Meet at Clifty Pool Brought to you by: Scout Troops: 577, 557, 717 & Clifty Falls State Park Refreshments provided by: Clifty Inn $3.00 gets you 2 cookies and a beverage Questions? Ask our Naturalists, Kayla or Stefan - 812-273-0609 VIEW ALL OCTOBER EVENTS  

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January 2020

Clifty Falls State Park January Interactive Programs

January 1, 2020 - January 31, 2020
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Click on this link to view the January 2020 Programs Check out the Winter Weekend Getaway flier!

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February 2020

Clifty Falls State Park February Interactive Programs

February 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - February 29, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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March 2020

CANCELLED – Clifty Falls State Park March Interactive Programs

March 7, 2020 @ 8:00 am - March 29, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Cabin Fever Weekend @ Clifty Falls State Park

March 21, 2020 - March 22, 2020
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Tired of being stuck inside this winter? Join us for our Cabin Fever Weekend! We will have a variety of crafts, programs, and hikes, to get you outdoors, rejuvenated, and ready for warmer weather! Saturday, March 21st Activities: 10am Sights and Sounds of Spring Hike – Meet at Clifty Shelter for this 45 minute ADA accessible walk! 11:30am Live Reptiles and Amphibians! – Have a chance to touch a few of our live reptiles during this 45 minute program at…

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April 2020

CANCELLED – Wildflower Weekend @ Clifty Falls State Park

April 18, 2020 - April 19, 2020
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Wildflowers come in various colors and sizes, and bloom at different times throughout the year. Discover your favorite spring flower at our Wildflower Weekend! We will have a variety of wildflower hikes, talks, and crafts available. For more information about these events please contact the Nature Center at 812-273-0609.

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May 2020

CANCELLED – Vintage Camper Rally @ Clifty Falls State Park

May 1, 2020 - May 3, 2020
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Have a vintage camper you would like to show off? Call the park office at 812-273-8885 to reserve a site for your vintage camper. Don’t have a vintage camper but you enjoy viewing them? Stop by the campground to see them, on Saturday there will be an official showing. For more information about these events please contact the Nature Center at 812-273-0609.re

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June 2020

Clifty Falls State Park June Interactive Programs

June 1, 2020 - June 30, 2020
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Clifty Falls 100th Birthday Celebration

June 27, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Help us celebrate our 100th Birthday! We’ll have cake and ice cream, a reunion of past employees, guest speakers, music, and more! For more information about these events please contact the Nature Center at 812-273-0609. Click here to see the schedule of events: SPRCliftyFallsCentennialCelebrationFlyer

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July 2020

Clifty Falls State Park July Interpretive Programs

July 1, 2020 - July 31, 2020
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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To view the July interpretive programs at Clifty Falls State Park click here: July 2020 Clifty Programs

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August 2020

Clifty Falls State Park August Interpretive Programs

August 1, 2020 - August 31, 2020
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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From waterfall, railroad, and fossil hikes, tunnel tours, to turtles, bats, bluebird walks, a night under the stars, and snakes come to Clifty Falls State Park and enjoy all that nature has to offer. Check out two full pages! To view the August interpretive programs at Clifty Falls State Park click here: August 2020 Interpretive Programs

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Waterfall Hike at Clifty Falls State Park

August 20, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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2pm Waterfall Hike - Meet at Clifty Shelter for a 1 hour moderately rugged hike through one of the most scenic sections of Clifty Canyon. There’s a chance to see 5 waterfalls along the way!

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Bluebird Walk at Clifty Falls State Park

August 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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10am Bluebird Walk - Join the naturalist at Clifty Shelter to check our bluebird boxes for nests, eggs, and babies. 45 minute easy walk

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Tunnel Tour at Clifty Falls State Park

August 21, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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2pm Tunnel Tour - Join the naturalist on a guided hike through Brough’s tunnel. Discover its unique history and the wildlife that lives there. Meet at Oak Grove Shelter for this rugged 45 minute hike. Bring a flashlight and be prepared to get your feet wet!

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A Night Under the Stars at Clifty Falls State Park

August 21, 2020 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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10pm A Night Under the Stars - Discover tricks for locating constellations and hear the stories behind them during this 1 1/2 hour program starting at the Nature Center. Bring a blanket or chair with you! We will be walking a short, easy distance to a great stargazing location.

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Centennial Hiking Series: Four Fall Challenge Hike

August 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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9am Centennial Hiking Series: Four Falls Challenge Hike - Meet at the Poplar Grove Shelter to go on this 3.5 mile very rugged hike to see all 4 of the park’s waterfalls and earn your Four Falls Challenge Sticker. This hike will take 2-2.5 hours. We will conclude our hike at Clifty Shelter where you will have the opportunity to take a shuttle van back to Poplar Grove

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Tunnel Tour at Clifty Falls State Park

August 27, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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2pm Tunnel Tour - Join the naturalist on a guided hike through Brough’s tunnel. Discover its unique history and the wildlife that lives there. Meet at Oak Grove Shelter for this rugged 45 minute hike. Bring a flashlight and be prepared to get your feet wet!

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Waterfall Hike at Clifty Falls State Park

August 28, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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2pm Waterfall Hike - Meet at Clifty Shelter for a 1 hour moderately rugged hike through one of the most scenic sections of Clifty Canyon. There’s a chance to see 5 waterfalls along the way!

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Clifty Falls State Park Centennial 5K

August 29, 2020
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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We invite you to come out and show your love for Clifty Falls State Park by running or walking in our Centennial 5K. We will only turn 100 once! Registration cost is $20 which includes a T-shirt. Please preregister by calling the Nature Center. For more information about these events please contact the Nature Center at 812-273-0609.

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Geocaching 101 at Clifty Falls State Park

August 30, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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2pm Geocaching 101 - Have you ever wanted to try out geocaching, but don’t know where to begin? Come to the Nature Center to discover some basic tips and tricks and we’ll take an easy walk to see if we can find some geocaches hidden nearby during this 45 minute program.

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September 2020

Clifty Falls State Park September Interpretive Programs

September 1, 2020 - September 30, 2020
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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From waterfall and fossil hikes, stream safaris, tunnel tours, to vulture ventures, insects, reptiles and more come to Clifty Falls State Park and enjoy all that nature has to offer. Check out two full pages! To view the September interpretive programs at Clifty Falls State Park click here: September 2020 Programs

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October 2020

Clifty Falls State Park October Interpretive Programs

October 2, 2020 - October 31, 2020
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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From Canyon Rim, Railroad, Fossil, and Waterfall hikes, to Nature Strolls, tunnel tours, geocaching, pumpkin painting, to an Owl Prowl and more come to Clifty Falls State Park and enjoy all that nature has to offer during October. Check out two full pages! To view this month's interpretive programs at Clifty Falls State Park click here: October Clifty Interpretive Programs_2020

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Centennial Hiking Series: Canyon Rim Hike

October 3, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Centennial Hiking Series: Canyon Rim Hike - Meet at Clifty Shelter to join us on a 7 mile hike around the entire canyon! This hike is very rugged and only for experienced hikers! Please bring snacks and water as this hike will likely take 4-5 hours to complete. For ages 13 and older.

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Waterfall Hike at Clifty Falls State Park

October 9, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Waterfall Hike - Meet at Clifty Shelter for a 1 hour moderately rugged hike through one of the most scenic sections of Clifty Canyon. There’s a chance to see 5 waterfalls along the way!

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Railroad Hike at Clifty Falls State Park

October 10, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Railroad Hike - Hike Brough’s Folly in its entirety in this extended guided history hike. Meet at the Nature Center. For experienced hikers. Please dress appropriately for the weather, and wear good hiking boots, as this hike is very rugged. It is also strongly recommended to bring plenty of water, and snacks. This hike is roughly 2 hours in length. Ages 8 and older.

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Tunnel Tour at Clifty Falls State Park

October 11, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Tunnel Tour - Join the naturalist on a guided hike through Brough’s tunnel. Discover its unique history and the wildlife that lives there. Meet at Oak Grove Shelter for this rugged 45 minute hike. Bring a flashlight and be prepared to get your feet wet!

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Fossil Hike at Clifty Falls State Park

October 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Fossil Hike - It’s National Fossil Day! Meet at the Nature Center to embark on a fossil hike back into deep time, to see for yourself the animals that existed during one of the biggest explosions of life on our planet. This is a 2 hour program, and the hike is rugged.

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Tunnel Tour at Clifty Falls State Park

October 16, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Tunnel Tour - Join the naturalist on a guided hike through Brough’s tunnel. Discover its unique history and the wildlife that lives there. Meet at Oak Grove Shelter for this rugged 45 minute hike. Bring a flashlight and be prepared to get your feet wet!

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A Night Under the Stars at Clifty Falls State Park

October 16, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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A Night Under the Stars - Discover tricks for locating constellations and hear the stories behind them during this 1 1/2 hour program starting at the Nature Center. Bring a blanket or chair with you! We will be walking a short, easy distance to a great stargazing location.

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Waterfall Hike at Clifty Falls State Park

October 18, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Waterfall Hike - Meet at Clifty Shelter for a 1 hour moderately rugged hike through one of the most scenic sections of Clifty Canyon. There’s a chance to see 5 waterfalls along the way!

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Clifty Falls of Fear Weekend

October 23, 2020 - October 25, 2020
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Join us for a weekend of fun Halloween activities! There will be a haunted trail, campsite decorating contest, costume contest, trick-or-treating in the campground, and more! For more information about these events please contact the Nature Center at 812-273-0609.

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Candlelit Tunnel Tour at Clifty Falls State Park

October 24, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Candlelit Tunnel Tour - Join the naturalist on a guided candlelit hike through Brough’s tunnel. Discover its unique history and the wildlife that lives there. Meet at Oak Grove shelter for this rugged 45 minute hike. Be prepared to get your feet wet! 2 Tour Times: 1:00 P.M. and 2:00 P.M.

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100 Years of Clifty Falls

October 27, 2020
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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On the official 100th birthday of Clifty Falls State Park, join us for a day of our guests’ favorite programs! Waterfall Hikes, Tunnel Tours, a history presentation, and more! For more information about these events please contact the Nature Center at 812-273-0609.

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Waterfall Wander at Clifty Falls State Park

October 27, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Waterfall Wander - Meet at Clifty Shelter for a 1 hour moderately rugged hike through one of the most scenic sections of Clifty Canyon. There’s a chance to see 5 waterfalls along the way!

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Waterfall Hike at Clifty Falls State Park

October 31, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Waterfall Hike - Meet at Clifty Shelter for a 1 hour moderately rugged hike through one of the most scenic sections of Clifty Canyon. There’s a chance to see 5 waterfalls along the way!

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Tunnel Tour at Clifty Falls State Park

October 31, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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Tunnel Tour - Join the naturalist on a guided hike through Brough’s tunnel. Discover its unique history and the wildlife that lives there. Meet at Oak Grove Shelter for this rugged 45 minute hike. Bring a flashlight and be prepared to get your feet wet!

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January 2021

Clifty Falls State Park January Interpretive Programs

January 1 - January 31
Clifty Falls State Park, 2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47250 United States
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