This journey took my household to Clifty Falls Indiana on our final tenting journey of the yr earlier than college began. Clifty Falls Indiana is situated within the city of Madison Indiana, Madison is a small city situated in South East Indiana. Madison is thought for its historic websites, wineries and naturally Clifty Falls State park.
Clifty Falls State park is residence to tenting, climbing and the Clifty Inn together with rather more. If you wish to hike then Clifty falls is for you. In this overview I’ll go over what the park has to supply in tenting and entrainment.
The campground gives 59 primitive, 106 electrical, and youth group camp websites. I hate to say this however they don’t supply water or full hook up at this park. Water is equipped from a hose on the tub homes, the water is often examined and is marked as “safe to drink”. The sewage tanks are situated on the entrance of the park and has easy accessibility to drag out and in on either side of the tanks.
The tenting floor additionally has some small play areas with slides and swings which are in fine condition.
The roads are paved and in fine condition, children can journey bikes, skateboards, and many others with no points. The websites embody a gravel pad in any respect electrical websites. Many of the websites are backed towards woods however some are within the open. Sites within the open have little or no shade with the websites backed towards the woods having some.
The camp floor does have a theater with seating however they didn’t present any films whereas we the place there. They did have church service on Sunday morning which is at all times good. They even have crafts or one other exercise nearly day by day for the children.
The tub homes are good, I’d recommend the brand new tub home within the primitive part if you don’t thoughts the journey. It appears model new.
Check-in is a simple pull up window and since you have already got a reservation it goes rapidly. The guard on the entrance gate was very good, in actual fact everybody was very good. Quite a lot of households had been tenting whereas we had been there and everybody appeared good. We ended up tenting subsequent to about 20 trendy Amish. I do not know if this can be a massive Amish neighborhood nevertheless it was good.
The Clifty Falls camp floor doesn’t have a pool however a fast hike by a path takes you to 1. You can at all times drive like we did as a result of we had a small man with us and between the drinks and towels it makes higher sense.
The pool value $2 per individual per day and is open to non-campers. This sort of caught us off guard, we thought campers swam free. In any case the $2 is properly price it. The Clifty Falls pool features a seashore fashion pool with two slides, a diving board and child pool. My older son and buddy spent more often than not on the big water park kind slide that ends in Three ft of water. My youthful son favored the massive pool within the shallow seashore fashion half with a park equipped life jacket. I must also say you can not herald any floating units for younger swimmers. The life guards will provide you with a free life jacket. Okay, so the pool was superior and properly well worth the $2 however the life guards are one other story. They are all youthful children (17-19) they usually appeared sort of snooty and irritated in any respect the children. I shouldn’t say all however 2-Three had been. Not imply however sort of snooty. I wrote this off to children summer time job. So over all you’ll want to go to the pool.
Camping may be reserved on-line together with some other state park by visiting the Indiana reservation web site.
The park additionally has lots to supply. 1300 acres, miles of climbing starting from average to rugged trails, non-public picnic areas, nature heart and play areas. Besides the pool you will see a the character heart that’s small however enjoyable. You will discover dwell snakes together with another wildlife from across the park. They do have nature exhibits, we went to a snake present whereas there and the boys acquired to carry a black snake.
There are quite a lot of trails. One is rated straightforward however you don’t see a lot. The others are rated average to rugged. You may have no hassle taking a Three yr outdated on the average so long as you’re holding palms. I would depart the rugged to 7 yeas olds and above however we did take our Three yr outdated on a rugged as a result of we made a fallacious flip, he did properly! I’ll say that you just should be cautious as you can be alongside some fairly huge cliffs. Always maintain youngsters in entrance of you and ensure they aren’t working. Always maintain the hand of any babies always!
Clifty Falls State park is thought for climbing, the opposite stuff is an added bonus. I extremely advocate visiting Clifty Falls Indiana State Park in your subsequent tenting journey. It is household oriented and you’ll not be bored. It is only a nice park.