Once a largely undeveloped portion of the Indiana Army Ammunition plant, Charlestown State Park is located in Clark County along the Ohio River in southern Indiana. With over 5100 acres it is Indiana’s 3rd largest state park providing plenty of room for making memories naturally. The park is easily accessible; located 8 miles east of I-65, on State Road 62. With scenic vistas of the Fourteen Mile Creek valley and the Ohio River and elevation changes of over 200 feet, Charlestown has so much to offer its visitors. Its rugged hills, deep ravines, and remnants of a 1920’s era amusement park provide a glimpse into both the natural and cultural history of the area. Over 15 miles of trails ranging from easy to rugged, take you into the forest where you will see wildflowers, fossil outcroppings, and areas of karst topography which include large sinkholes. Bird watchers will enjoy over 70 species of birds, including bluebirds, black vultures and the occasional bald eagle that will make an appearance. The park’s large campground features AA sites (water, sewer, and electricity) as well as Class A sites (electricity only) and modern comfort stations. A large boat ramp provides access for boaters who wish to spend their days on the mighty Ohio.
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