Charlestown State Park


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Charlestown State Park


Location:Along the Ohio River, near Charlestown, at 12500 State Road 62
Facilities:132 campsites with electric hookups, flush toilets, showers, hiking trails (8 miles; moderate to rugged), picnic areas with shelters, playgrounds.
Activities:Camping, hiking, fishing, bird watching, interpretive programs (seasonal).
Special Features:Park features Fourteenmile Creek valley and elevation changes of more than 200 feet, with topography that includes Devonian fossil outcrops and areas of karst sinkholes.
Address:PO Box 38
Charlestown, IN 47111

Phone:812-256-5600
Web: www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/properties/park_charlestown.html
Size: 2,400 acres.

See other parks in Indiana.
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The Clark County collection of this introduced species was made along the banks of Fourteen Mile Creek, a tributary of the Ohio River, within Charlestown State Park. The plants were rooted in the shallow edge of the creek.
Three populations of this species were found along the roadside in Charlestown State Park.
Another 4,000 acres of the former ammunition plant will become the Charlestown State Park.
Two small shrubs were found in the open field northeast of the old black powder plant at Charlestown State Park. Reported for Indiana in the Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science, 1953.
Thomas discovered a population of about 14 plants distributed in the lower end of a seep in Charlestown State Park off Trail 1.
This vine was considered state extirpated (SX) until three sites were discovered by Thomas in Charlestown State Park in 2000.
Occasional on thin soil over a limestone ledge in Charlestown State Park. Perhaps a recent range expansion phenomenon (Homoya & Hedge 1990).
A single plant was discovered by Thomas in the edge of a wet depression off Jersey Avenue east of the current Charlestown State Park boundary in an area expected to become annexed to the park.
Occasional to locally common in Charlestown State Park.
The "Maxwell 3367, 25 August 2000," collection from Charlestown State Park would be a second report.
Maxwell ("Maxwell 3409, 10/19/2000") found a population of about 100 plants on a Fourteen Mile Creek sand bank near the north bridge in what is now Charlestown State Park. Additional plants have turned up in the park along Trails 1, 2 and 3.
But the DNR chose the name Charlestown State Park, much to the dismay of many in the community who wanted the name to be more reflective of the area's history.