Many events taking place in the month of Oct at Clifty
Celebrate Halloween at Clifty Falls State Park
Clifty Falls State Park will be hosting its annual Clifty Falls of Fear weekend on Oct. 28-30. The weekend will kick off with a Haunted House from 8 to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday night at Clifty Shelter. Admission will be $10 per person, cash only, and does not include the regular park entry fee.
Saturday’s activities will include a campsite decorating contest, pumpkin painting, costume contest, trick-or-treat in the campground, and more. Sunday will be a Fall Photo Scavenger Hunt as well as the final Tunnel Tour of the season. For more information about these activities see on.IN.gov/CliftyFalls or call the Nature Center at 812-273-0609.
Join us for a program during Fall Break
We will be hosting daily programs at Clifty Falls State Park from Oct. 8-23 while many students are on Fall Break. Discover the lives of bats, make a fun craft, go on a hike to look for animal tracks, or learn how to identify native trees. Check our calendar for more details on our website.
Tunnel closing for the season
The old railroad tunnel on Trail 5 will close for the season on Nov. 1 and will reopen on May 1, 2023. The tunnel is closed throughout the winter to protect bats throughout their hibernation period. To learn more about bat species that can be found in Indiana see wildlife.IN.gov/nongame-and-endangered-wildlife/bats-of-indiana.
Get involved, join our Friends Group!
Clifty Falls State Park has established a Friends Group, which is a group of volunteers dedicated to supporting the park through fundraising, education, and service. The next meeting will be on Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. in the Nature Center. You do not have to be a member to attend. The group is currently working on establishing new trees in the campground and working toward getting new playground equipment for the park. Check out friendsofclifty.org or like them on Facebook at facebook.com/FriendsCFSP.