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Clifty Falls State Park Weather
Clifty Falls State Park is situated nearby Madison with entrances that are off state roads 62 and 56. Because of the fact that there are abundant breathtaking waterfalls and bouldered canyons in this area, this is called Clifty Falls. If you are the type of person who would like to have communion with nature and to enjoy different summer activities, now is your chance to do that. All you have to do is to spend your vacation in Cliffy Falls State park because of the fact that this will offer you with a once in a lifetime experience you will never forget.
Three of the best activities you will enjoy in this park are camping, fishing and hiking. However, it is very important that you follow the park’s rules and regulations in order for you not to face any trouble in the midst of enjoyment. Bear in mind that complying with the law is still the best thing to do in order for you to be always on the safe side.
Clifty Falls State Park Camping
If you prefer to camp with your friends, you will surely have fun because Clifty Falls State Park has several campground selections in store for you. All of these campgrounds will make you realize that this park is one a kind due to its beauty. However, in order for you to make sure that you will be able to have the best Clifty Falls State Park Camping experience, you need to know camping etiquette and restrictions.
Length of stay: the maximum length of stay in the park is 14 nights.
Number of vehicles/tents/people for every site: the number of vehicle/s allowed for every site is 1 or 2. Every site must have 1 camper or 2 tents and one small tent. The maximum number of people allowed in the campsite is 6.
Campers’ age: the minimum age requirement to participate in Clifty Falls State Park Camping is 18 years.
Firewood: in recreation areas and state parks, cutting down trees and collecting firewood is not allowed. Usually, firewoods need to be purchased in reservoirs and parks.
Pets: Pets are allowed in the campgrounds but they must be leashed.
Tables: Borrowing picnic tables from other camping sites is not allowed because it creates discord.
Vehicles: Clifty Falls State Park has a one mode of transportation per site rule, which secures the safety of every visitor.
Alcohol: this is forbidden in all youth camps.
Clifty Falls State Park Fishing
You should also not miss the fun and excitement brought by Clifty Falls State Park Fishing. Just like other state parks, Clifty Falls State Park also requires that you purchase a state fishing license in order for you to fish legally. Apart from other bodies of water, the following are some of the falls you can consider for your fishing activity: Tunnel Falls, which is 83 ft., Hoffman Falls, which is 78 ft., Little Clifty Falls, which is 60 ft. and Big Clifty Falls, which is 60 ft.
I can not find any reliable fishing reports for Clifty Falls State Park fishing. If you know of one that is updated daily or even weekly let me know… Jeff@indianaopencountry.com
Clifty Falls State Park Hiking
Would you like to know how far you can go? Then you should not miss the chance to participate in Clifty Falls State Park Hiking. This park has 14-mile long hiking trails, many of which are rugged that includes 3-mile hike and very steep climbs over the rocky terrains. Many hikers consider the encounter with the Copperhead snake a potential danger, but this is just a very rare one.
There are several trails you can choose from, each having their own level of ruggedness. Trail 10 provides a leisurely walk, Trail 9 is more rugged, Trail 2 lies in the creekbed, Trail 8 is on the west side, Trails 6, 5, 4, and 3 will take you to the other falls, Trails 3 and 4 border Hoffman Falls and Trail 1 connects a trail that could lead you to Trails 2 and 3.
If you would like to have the most unforgettable summer, then all you have to do is to experience camping, fishing and hiking in Clifty Falls State Park.
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