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Campfires: Falls of the Ohio State Park (Clarksville)

Hosted by Indiana Humanities

Join us as we journey to southern Indiana for a Campfires trek through the Falls of the Ohio State Park.

May 18
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Falls of the Ohio State Park
201 West Riverside Drive
Clarksville, IN 47129 United States

Event Details

Indiana Humanities is excited to partner with the Falls of the Ohio Foundation for a journey through the Falls of the Ohio State Park in Clarksville. During this event, we’ll engage with environmental culture and history as we wander through fossil beds, riverbanks and forests.

We’ll be joined on our trek by local author and journalist Bob Hill as well as a park naturalist. Along the way, Hill will offer multiple short readings to guide our conversation about the park’s flora and fauna. The trek will conclude with a shared discussion around a campfire with beer and s’mores.

Your ticket price includes Upland Brewing Company beers and snacks for the trail, in addition to any entrance or rental fees associated with the trek.

WHERE: Falls of the Ohio State Park

WHEN: May18, 2024, 4–6 p.m. EDT


TRAIL DIFFICULTY: Moderate; be prepared for sandy stretches


  • A limited number of free tickets are available based on need; please contact Sam Opsahl at sopsahl@indianahumanities.org.
  • Depending on the weather, some trails may be wet, so wear shoes that can handle the mud.
  • Please bring a reuseable water bottle to take with you on the outing.
  • We’ll send a final confirmation two days before the event with driving and parking instructions and any other updates.
  • In case of inclement weather, Indiana Humanities will cancel the event and alert you via email at least two hours prior to the event start time. If the event is canceled, we’ll offer a refund or a ticket to another Campfires event of your choice.
  • This event is designed for ages 12 and older.
  • Upland Brewing Company beer will be available to attendees 21 and older.
  • Refunds are not available after 72 hours in advance (unless Indiana Humanities cancels the event).


Indiana Humanities’ award-winning Campfires program pairs nature and literature to spark conversations about Indiana’s future. Something about the combination of wild places, great writing, a warm campfire and cold beer gets Hoosiers talking in fresh and surprising ways about the world around us and our place in it.


Indiana Humanities connects people, opens minds and enriches lives by creating and facilitating programs that encourage Hoosiers to think, read and talk.


The Falls of the Ohio State Park and its interpretive center are the crossroads of ancient lives and future hopes. The park features the largest exposed Devonian fossil bed in the world and is part of a 1,404-acre National Wildlife Conservation Area. Perched on a small bluff overlooking a wide sweep of the expansive Ohio River, a newly revitalized state of the art, immersive and interactive interpretive center brings to life giant fossil beds telling a story 390 million years in the making. The Falls of the Ohio connects the environment of the ancient past with the natural and cultural history of yesterday and today. Whether you love fossils, wildlife or history, this is a place you will want to explore!


The Falls of the Ohio Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to be a collaborative force focused on elevating the awareness, recognition and legacy of the Falls of the Ohio area. The foundation does this by elevating the landscape and preserving it for future generations, educating the community on the area’s significance and activating the space in ways that connect people to the stories of the past.

Indiana Humanities will make reasonable modifications to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to enjoy our programs. If you need an accommodation or have questions about accessibility, please email Sam Opsahl at sopsahl@indianahumanities.org.

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