Ohio Falls State Park is not in Ohio, nor does it have a raging waterfall. But it does contain fossil beds that date back 386 million years. These impressive preserves are some of the largest in the world and have yielded more than 600 species of fossils. That’s woofin’ amazing!
Ohio Falls State Park sits right on the Ohio River. When
the water level is low there is plenty of opportunity to explore the fossil beds.
The park also has a couple trails you and your pup can follow. Hop on the Ohio
River Greenway so your furry friend can get some much needed exercise. It is a
paved 1.5 mile trail for non-motorized traffic. Another trail you could try is
the Woodland Loop Trail. This easy hike has minimal incline and a distance of
half a mile. Not only does it showcase the lower fossil beds, it also has
furrific river views.
Falls of Ohio State Park does not have a campground, but
there are picnic facilities where you and your four legged companion can enjoy
some lunch or dinner. Tables are scattered throughout the park, and there are a few shelters and grills available. Throw some burgers on the barbecue and have
Since the park sits right on the Ohio River, it should be
no surprise that fishing and boating are both pupular activities for visitors.
A boat launch is located near the Clark Historic Homesite. Please note that if
river conditions are hazardous, it may not be open. You can also bring
along your rod and reel and try to catch some bass, crappie, walleye, or
While out and about in the park, be sure to have water on hand and a couple
clean up bags ready to go. Keep the area smelling fresh by picking up after
your pooch. Above all else, have a woofderful time with your pup in this