Clifty Falls State Park RV & Campground Guide

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A gorgeous park located in Madison, Indiana, Clifty Falls State Park is well worth a visit. The park’s namesake falls range from heavy drenching things to delicate mists, and even to looming frozen sculptures, all depending on the weather and season. However, they are always beautiful to look at. 

We recommend visiting in the springtime when the falls are at their prettiest, but the freezing winter months can also prove quite gorgeous. No matter when you visit, you’re sure to have a wonderful time exploring nature at this amazing state park. 

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Weather
Spring 23-70 F
Summer 54-81 F
Fall 27-74 F
Winter 8-32 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Clifty Falls State Park

Add to the fun in nature by camping during your visit to Clifty Falls State Park. This park and the surrounding areas are the ideal place to camp, offering plenty to see and do, in addition to being a lovely escape into nature. 

Don’t want the discomforts that go along with tent camping? We can’t say we blame you. Why not try your hand at RV camping instead? RVshare has an enormous number of RVs available for rent, and with so many to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect one for your getaway.

The in-park campground has a total of 106 electric sites, 63 non-electric sites, and a dump station for your convenience. Showers and flush toilets are also available, making your experience even more wonderful. 

Of course, it isn’t always possible to stay in the state park itself. When this happens, you might want to turn to one of the following area campgrounds:

City Campground

A no-frills campground run by the city of Madison, City Campground is the place to go if you’re looking to stay close to Clifty Falls State Park. The campground offers bathhouses and a lovely view of the Ohio River, as well as a fantastic location for sightseeing purposes.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: No
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes 
  • Other amenities: Bathhouses, lovely views

Tandy’s RiverView Park

A neat little campground situated right next to the Ohio River, Tandy’s is another great place to stay during your visit to the Madison area. This campground sports a boat ramp, a shower house, and full hookups. Plus, it’s nice and close to Madison, making it easy to get out and do some sightseeing.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Bathhouses; boat ramp; tent camping; lovely views

Two Rivers Campground

Two Rivers Campground is a beautiful place that really helps guests feel closer to nature. Take advantage of their walking trails or do a bit of  fishing during your stay. You’re sure to leave feeling refreshed and connected with nature—exactly the way you should feel after a good camping trip. 

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Playground; bathhouses; trails; fishing

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What to Do at
Clifty Falls State Park

Inside Clifty Falls State Park

Of course, you’re going to want to plan some things to do once in the state park. Fortunately, there are plenty of great options. Try one of these on for size:

Walking and Hiking — Walking and hiking are some of the very best outdoor activities. A good hike allows you to really connect with nature while getting in some exercise and breathing some fresh air. Lucky for you, Clifty Falls State Park offers plenty of awesome trails. Whether you’re a hiking beginner or a pro, there is a trail for you in this beautiful park. 

Swimming — Need to cool off on a hot summer day? This state park boasts a lovely swimming pool that guests absolutely adore. Bring your suit and some sunscreen, then go ahead and hop in. You’ll be happy to cool off, and the kids will have a blast. 

Tennis — There’s nothing quite like a rousing game of tennis to get your blood pumping and lift your spirits. Why not get your tennis game on during your visit to Clifty Falls? This park offers a full and well-kept tennis court, along with places to participate in a few other types of sports and games. 

Nature Center — Lastly, you will want to be sure to take the time to visit the in-park nature center. Here, you can learn about the flora and fauna found in the park, making your visit a fun and educational one. 

Outside Clifty Falls State Park

Want to leave the park and find something else to do for a bit? No worries! There are plenty of amazing dining and sightseeing opportunities in the area. We especially like the ones listed below. 

Restaurants

Need a bite to eat? Lucky for you, there are all kinds of great eateries in the Madison area. We highly recommend giving the following options a try:

Hinkle’s Sandwich Shop

Whether you’re looking for a light lunch or a yummy dinner, Hinkle’s Sandwich Shop is a great place to check out. This local eatery serves up sandwiches, burgers, and fries that we just can’t get enough of!

Type: Sandwhiches

Location: Madison, IN

Key West Shrimp House

In the mood for seafood? Most people would think Indiana is not the place to be when such a craving strikes. However, this just isn’t the case. Key West Shrimp House is a wonderful little place and has some seriously good menu items that are sure to satisfy.

Type: Seafood

Location: Madison, IN

Empress of China

When the need for Chinese food kicks in, turn to Empress of China. This isn’t your typical takeout place. Instead, it’s a much nicer and more delicious version of your favorite takeout foods, and it is delicious to say the least.

Type: Chinese

Location: Madison, IN

Sightseeing

Madison offers some pretty fun things to see and do. Try some of these out during your upcoming trip, or set out on your own to see what else you can find to do:

Lanier Mansion State Historic Park

Located in the historic downtown area of Madison, Lanier Mansion State Historic Park is a great way to get your learning on while having a fabulous time. This awesome old house was built by wealthy banker James Lanier way back in 1844. Today it stands as a historic landmark and a peek into the history of Madison. 

Location: Madison, IN

Schroeder Saddletree Factory Museum

An incredibly unique attraction, Schroeder Saddletree Factory Museum is another fabulous peek into the past. Learn how these wooden frames—referred to as “saddletrees” and used by saddle makers—were once created in this completely restored factory. 

Location: Madison, IN

Jefferson County Historical Society

Yes, this is yet another history-related attraction. However, just like the others mentioned, it is totally worth a visit. This museum is also located in Madison and features an old train station, a restored train car, and much much more. This is a wonderful way to learn all about the history of the area. 

Location: Madison, IN

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How to Get to
Clifty Falls State Park

The south entrance to Clifty Falls State Park is located off of IN-56 between US-421 and IN-62. The north entrance can be found just off of IN-62, a bit west of IN-7/Lanier Dr. 

The address of the park is:

1501 Green Rd

Madison, IN 47250

Entering Clifty Falls State Park

Day passes and annual passes available.

Indiana residents : $7

Non-residents : $9

Annual Pass : $50

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