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Cataract Falls at Lieber State Recreation Area

by Katie Martin

Cataract Falls is Indiana's largest waterfall with a series of cascades and a sheer drop of 20 feet at the Upper Falls and another plunge of 18 feet at the site of the Lower Falls.  The falls are located on Mill Creek in Owen County as a part of the Lieber State Recreation Area.  Cataract Falls is near the town of Cloverdale and is only 3 miles off of US Highway 231.  Every time my parents come to visit me, they pass the signs for the falls and last weekend we were finally able to check it out!  

 

 

The Upper Falls

The falls were very impressive and if you ever happen to be anywhere near them I highly recommend pulling over to see this awesome sight!  There is also an interesting covered bridge - the only one that survives in Owen County.  This covered bridge is rather unique for Indiana because it is constructed with a Smith Truss rather than the Burr Arch Truss that can be found in many of the Parke County covered bridges.  

 

The Lower Falls are just a half mile down Mill Creek from the Upper Falls and the covered bridge.  It is definitely worth the walk (or drive) to see the Lower Falls which are very scenic as well.  I honestly can't wait to go back and enjoy this Indiana gem!

The Lower Falls

I didn't think my pictures could really portray how awesome Cataract Falls really is, so, I made a video to try and capture some of its beauty!

 

Published: 04/25/2013

 


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