Anderson Falls is a unique area to the otherwise flat Bartholomew County with its steep-walled valleys and waterfall cascading down to its limestone bed.
North Central Tillplain
State Nature Preserve, 2004
Bartholomew County Parks Department
(Conservancy transferred ownership in 1979)
Department of Nature Preserves
The beech/maple forest shares the land with shagbark hickory, white oak and buckeye trees. A number of woodland animals and an abundance of birds including migratory songbirds, woodpeckers and hawks make their home a the preserve. In early spring, an array of wildflowers can be seen east of the falls.
The scenic, moderate terrain makes for a beautiful hike. The preserve is much larger than expected with a small trail network past the viewing area and roadside trails. Crossing above or below the falls is necessary to access these trails, so please be cautious.
From the east side of Columbus, travel east on S.R. 46 about 8.5 miles to C.R. 925 E (on the right) and turn right (south). The road will turn sharply left, becoming C.R. 200 N. Follow the road for about 2.2 miles to C.R. 1140 E (on the left just before the creek) and turn left. Go about 0.4 miles to the parking lot on the left.