The Falls of the Ohio State Park is a great place to picnic - be it a stopover during a family vacation or to "get away from it all"
if you live or work in the area. Picnic tables are scattered around the park, most are adjacent to the river.
Grills are located near the railroad bridge and outer parking lot and at the George Rogers Clark home site. If you bring your own, please do not dump warm or hot charcoal in the woods or in a trash can. Douse it completely and wait until the charcoal is cool to the touch before throwing it in the trash. Better yet - take it home when you leave!
Group Picnicking: The largest number of tables are located behind Interpretive Center. Some are fixed, others can be moved.
School groups: The picnic area must be reserved for school visits. Please call 812-280-9970 during regular business hours or e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Schools visiting the park for interpretive programs have priority use of the picnic area over 'drop in' schools.
Sheltered Picnicking: We have a picnic shelter / gazebo at the George Rogers Clark home site. It is available on a first come, first available, basis (it cannot be reserved). It holds about five short picnic tables.
Other shelter houses in the area are at Ashland Park and Colgate Park are managed by the Clarksville Parks Department.
Free or fee? If you wish to picnic behind the Interpretive Center, the $2 pay-to-park fee applies if you do not intend to visit the museum. This does not apply to the other picnic areas.
To help us reduce the attraction of feral cats and raccoons, please carry out your trash after 4:00 PM.
The picnic area behind the Interpretive Center has the highest
concentration of tables. It is used by school groups, families,
Created December 14, 2010, Updated December 26