The Falls of the Ohio State Park

The Falls of the Ohio State Park

Located on the banks of the Ohio River, Falls Park features a 386-million-year-old fossil bed (among the largest naturally exposed Devonian fossil beds in the world).

The park features a spectacular interpretive center overlooking the fossil beds. Inside you will find a 14-minute movie, an exhibit gallery with river and marine aquariums.

Fishing, hiking, fossil viewing, bird watching, and picnicking are among the most common activities. 

The Falls of the Ohio contains over a mile of shoreline and 200 acres of fossil beds when the river is low. Over the last two centuries, scientists have described hundreds of fossil species. The exposure of fossils is one of the most unique in the world!

While fossil collecting is prohibited, the park staff encourages visitors to explore and discover the many different types of fossils that can be found on the ancient sea bottom. 
The months of August thru October provide the best accessibility to the 220 acres of fossil beds, as the river is usually at its lowest level during this period.

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