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Clifty Falls of Fear Weekend, Clifty Falls State Park
Start Date: 10/24/2020 All Day
End Date: 10/24/2020
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Event Description:

Important Note: All fall festivals and events across DNR are being held using the State's COVID-19 guidance and precautions, including social distancing, sanitation procedures, safe food service and masks required where applicable. Weekend festivals and individual activities are always SUBJECT TO CHANGE based on the monitoring and management of COVID-19 in the State.


​Also, please note that we will not be having our Haunted Trail this year, but instead have replaced it with a Ghost Hunt Trail.

Friday, October 23

6-7:30pm Roving Naturalist - The naturalist will be roving through the Campground to share information on all of our fun Halloween activities with you!

8pm Owl Prowl - Meet at the Pool to discover our owls of the night and their various calls.  We'll even try to call some in using our own voices on this moderate 45 minute hike. Please pre-register for this hike by calling the Nature Center at 812-273-0609 as space is limited.

Saturday, October 24

Campsite Decorating Contest - Go all out and decorate your campsite for Halloween! Decorating must be complete by 4pm Saturday afternoon. Sites will be judged Saturday evening and awards will be personally delivered to your campsite during Trick-or-Treat hours.

10am Pumpkin Painting - Come to Clifty Shelter and paint a pumpkin to set out at your campsite. Cost is $1/pumpkin or you can bring your own! This program is open to the general public and pumpkins will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

1pm & 2pm Candlelit Tunnel Tour - Join the naturalist on a guided candlelit hike through Brough's tunnel. Discover its unique history and the wildlife that lives there. Meet at Oak Grove shelter for this rugged 45 minute hike. Be prepared to get your feet wet! Tours will begin at 1pm and 2pm and will be limited to 40 people per hike. These hikes are open to the general public.

4pm Costume Parade - Put on your costume and come to the Campground Amphitheater. From there we will make a parade lap through the campground! This event is for campers only!

6-7:30pm Trick-or-Treat - We have not made final decisions regarding trick-or-treating events at Indiana State Parks for the fall of 2020. If permitted, trick-or-treating will be for campers and other overnight guests only and will be in compliance with any State and local COVID-19 guidelines.  Weekend festivals and individual activities are always SUBJECT TO CHANGE based on the monitoring and management of COVID-19 in the State.

6-10pm Ghost Hunt Trail - Come to the outdoor pool anytime between 6-10pm to go on a ghost hunt. Snap a photo of each ghost you find. If you find all 10 ghosts, you'll earn a prize! This program is open to the general public. Pre-registration is not required.

Sunday, October 25

 10am-3pm Fall Photo Scavenger Hunt - Stop by the Nature Center to pick up your scavenger hunt sheet and then head out onto the trails to see if you can get a picture of everything on the list. Return to the Nature Center and show the naturalist your photos to win a prize! This program is open to the general public. Pre-registration is not required.

Location Information:
Clifty Falls State Park
2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN 47520
Jefferson
Phone: (812) 273-8885
Contact Information:
Name: Kayla Leach
Phone: 812-273-0609
Email: KLeach@dnr.in.gov
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