Clifty Falls State Park Camping is a small Indiana state park located on 1,414 acres in central Indiana in the upper Midwest region. It is approximately 46 miles northwest of Louisville, Kentucky. The park is managed by the Indiana Department of Natural resources’ Fish and Wildlife Division. This park was named for Major General George C. Marshall, U.S. This camping area is only accessible via hiking trails. Hiking to the city falls state park campground is not recommended for those who are new to camping or are unable to hike the steep climbs. The park has an entrance fee of twenty dollars per day. The fee includes use of restroom facilities, grills, fire rings, picnic tables, access to water source and parking.
Clifty Falls State Park Campground
The main park camping areas include reservations at the Clifty Falls State Park campground, the Betty Hikers’ Center and the Rainbow Springs Camp Resort. Each area has twenty-five sites plus some twenty-two sites that are allowed in the parking lot. Most sites are placed in close proximity to the hiking trails. The Clifty Falls State Park campground offers a ranger guide to help visitors find their way around the park.
The campgrounds at the Betty Hikers’ Center and Rainbow Springs camp ground provide thirty-one sites each with their own grills and fire rings. The Betty Hikers’ Center has four picnic areas and the Rainbow Springs camp ground has four sites plus one site that is allowed to be used as a restroom. Both of these parks are within a ten-mile long walking distance from the Clifty Falls State Park entrance.
Outdoors and Camping Place
Clifty Falls State Park camping is a wonderful option for anyone who enjoys the outdoors and camping. The park headquarters offers restrooms, grills, fire rings, boat ramps, and a dump station. No one is allowed to camp in the forest at night but camping is permitted all day long. In addition to a state park camping site no fee is required for camping in the area.
There are many things to do at the park including bird watching, hiking, wildlife viewing, swimming, hiking, horseback riding, boat launches, picnic, camping, swimming, and fishing. Most campers will not need to pay for their camping accommodations at the park headquarters. A one-day backpacking trip is suggested but not required. Most of the park offices have maps for backpacking so that you can plan your trip. If you choose to camp in the forest on your own, you will need a state park camping permit.
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