Once a largely undeveloped portion of the huge (15,000-acre) Indiana Army Ammunition plant, Charlestown State Park is located in southern Indiana. The park is easily accessible, located 8 miles east of I-65, on State Road 62.

With scenic vistas of the Fourteenmile Creek valley and the Ohio River, with elevation changes of over 200 feet, Charlestown has much to offer the visitor with its rugged hills and deep ravines. While hiking the rugged terrain you will see Devonian fossil outcrops and areas of karst sinkhole topography.

Bird watchers will enjoy the 72 species of birds, including bluebirds, black vultures and an occasional bald eagle.


Charlestown State Park Indiana
12500 IN-62, Charlestown, IN 47111, United States



7 am to 11 pm


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Contact Details

Phone: (812) 256-5600

Official Website: Charlestown State Park


Area Attractions

Suggested Equipment for Charlestown State Park:


The following activities within the park should be done with utmost caution. Make sure that you have the proper protective gear and equipment necessary to make your adventures safe and accident-free. We advise you to read the TIPS underneath each activity to serve as a guide on what you may need to bring in order to enjoy your stay fully.

Activities & Tips


Charlestown State Park is a must-visit state park in Indiana. Check out other state parks in Indiana here.

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