Brown County State Park and Cataract Falls, Indiana

An article by David Brooks on August 17, 2012

 

Last weekend my wife, daughter, and I took a hike through Brown County State Park in Southern Indiana. During most of the trip it was rainy and humid, so I didn’t dare bring out the camera for risk of ruining it. When the rain wasn’t much of a threat I was able to snap a few photos.

Brown County National Park

This spider was massive, and you could see its web from a long way away. For this photo, I stood over the top of the hole and shot down into it.

A spider in its web at Brown County National Park

When the spider moved out of our view, I took this photo of the water on its web.

A spider web at Brown County National Park

The path at Brown County National Park

As we were leaving the park, we decided to check out the nearby Cataract waterfalls, in Jennings Indiana. I took these photos near the upper set of falls. It’s hard to really get a perspective about the height, but it was a really long way to the bottom.

Cataract Falls - Upper Falls

Cataract Falls - Upper Falls

While the lower falls were a bit tamer, they were no less impressive. I took these photos from the left side of the rocks, and it was still a pretty good drop before the water.

Cataract Falls - Lower Falls

Cataract Falls - Lower Falls

Cataract Falls - Lower Falls

Cataract Falls - Lower Falls

If you’re looking for a place to hike, I’d recommend Brown County State Park. My only issue with the park is that it’s hard to figure out which trail you’re actually on at any given time. If you don’t care so much about that, it’s a great place to hike or bike.

The waterfalls were nice in August, but if I would probably recommend going at a different time of year when the water levels are higher. But either way, they’re pretty impressive.

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