Cataract Falls


♪♪>>STROLLING ALONG MILL CREEK THE SERENE SILENCE GIVES WAY TO A RUMBLING ROAR AS THE GENTLE CREEK TRANSFORMS INTO ONE OF INDIANA’S MOST BEAUTIFUL WONDERS.>>CATARACT FALLS. AS THE CREEK ROLLS DOWN SEEMINGLESS ENDLESS RIDE OF CASCADES THROUGH THE UPPER AND LOWER FALLS IT DESCENDS 86 FEET IN ELEVATION, MAKING CATARACT FALLS THE LARGEST BY VOLUME. THE PRINCIPAL WILDLIFE THE CREEK MAKES IT A PRIME LOCATION. BY THE LATE 1800s THIS HISTORIC LANDSCAPE BECAME A REFUGE MUCH BEAUTY AND RECREATION. ♪♪ FOR ALMOST 100 YEARS THE AREA REMAINED PRIVATELY OWNED, BUT BY THE 1960s, THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT MADE A CONCERTED EFFORT TO PURCHASE THE FALLS AND THE SURROUNDING AREA. THE CONSTRUCTION OF A DAM AS WELL AS THE ACCOMPANYING RESERVOIR FURTHER ENSURED CATARACT FALLS PROTECTION. TODAY THIS INCREDIBLE INDIANA WONDER IS LOCATED IN THE WEAVER STATE RECREATION AREA, SERVING GENERATIONS TO COME.

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