Travel + Leisure Names Cataract Falls Indiana’s Best Waterfall
There is no shortage of natural beauty in the Hoosier State, and Travel + Leisure just named the 'Best Waterfall' in Indiana.
In addition to the more than 200,000 acres of national forest and another almost 159,000 acres of state forest, Indiana is also home to 24 state parks and a number of state recreation areas, according to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.. It is the Lieber State Recreation Area that is home to the breathtaking Cataract Falls. Here's what the DNR has to say,
These falls resulted from two pre-glacial bedrock ridges buried beneath ancient lake sediments of the Illinoisan glacial period.
In the 1800s, Lieber State Recreation Area was populated by the Miami, Shawnee and Potawatomi. In 1809, what was left of the great Miami Indian Confederacy sold the now southern one-third of Indiana to the U.S. government, when the 10 O’Clock Treaty Line, which passes through Lieber SRA, was laid out.
Making the List
The folks at Travel + Leisure have created a list of the Best Waterfalls in Every State, and representing Indiana, Cataract Falls makes the list. Here's what Travel + Leisure had to say about Indiana's largest waterfall.
Cagles Mill Lake, Indiana’s first flood control reservoir, was built in 1952. Mill Creek, where the falls (the largest in the state) are located, is one of the major streams that feed the lake. Now, they’re all part of the Lieber and Cataract Falls State Recreation Area, a go-to for family hiking and camping.
Find Cataract Falls
Cataract Falls are located in Lieberman State Recreation Area in what is known as "Jennings Township," according to Google Maps.
[Source: Travel + Leisure]