Memorials in the Park
Various memorials and plaques can be found in the park. While not usually the highlight of visits to the park, they are part of the history of the park and serve as reminders of the past and can help us look to the future.
Each of the following are described in the panels below.
Big Clifty Overlook - State Park Founding
The memorial and information panel are located in the grassy area at the Big Clifty Falls Overlook, along with the Indigenous tribes memorial stone. They note the first 100 years of Indiana State Parks. Clifty Falls State Park was established in 1920, the third State Park after McCormick's Creek and Turkey Run.
Big Clifty Overlook - Indigenous People's Memorial
The memorial stone sits in the center of the grassy area beyond the State Park system founding material at the Big Clifty Overlook. It honors the Indigenous tribes that lived in these lands prior to Indiana's statehood. It was placed here in 2016.
Guthrie Entrance (South Gate)
The south gate is known as the Guthrie Entrance, named so in honor of one the leaders of the state park movement in Indiana.
The memorial states:
CLIFTY FALLS STATE PARK
NAMED IN HONOR OF W. A. GUTHRIE
FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE INDIANA
CONSERVATION COMMISSION WHO
WAS VERY ACTIVE IS FOSTERING THE
ACQUISITION AND DEVELOPMENT OF
CLIFTY FALLS STATE PARK AND OTHER