Clark County: Fall of the Ohio

On an unseasonably warm fall Sunday afternoon we gathered up a few friends and headed to Falls of the Ohio State Park.  The fall is a great time to visit this park because the river levels are lower so more of the fossil beds are exposed.

First off was a picnic lunch near the Fixed Wier Dam.  img_6354

Then it was off to the fossil beds near the Interpretive Center.  The kids enjoyed hunting for fossils, running around, playing in the water and climbing.

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Hunting for fossils

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Fossils

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Near the trail, there were a few shale piles where you could uncover more fossils.

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Searching for fossils

We easily spent 2.5 hours at the park and didn’t even make it to the Interpretive Center.

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