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Williamsport Falls in Williamsport, Indiana: Possibly Indiana’s Tallest Waterfall

Williamsport Waterfall in Williamsport, Indiana

Williamsport Waterfall in Williamsport, Indiana

Indiana’s tallest free-flowing waterfall is in Williamsport, Indiana!

Called Williamsport Falls, if you didn’t know it was there in the downtown, I think it would be easy to miss–and you don’t want to miss Indiana’s tallest waterfall, do you?

Williamsport Falls in Williamsport, Indiana

There is a bit of a disagreement as to whether Williamsport Falls are the tallest waterfall in the state or not. Some mention Fremont Falls and others mention Schoolhouse Falls…

But at 90 feet, they are tall! It’s kind of a neat (and certainly unique) site to see in Indiana, particularly so near to a downtown area.

Once upon a time, though, before grassland and marshland were destroyed, the Falls consistently, well, fell! So much so that a mill was supported nearby.

Williamsport, Indiana Waterfall

Williamsport Waterfall in Williamsport, Indiana

Williamsport Waterfall in Williamsport, Indiana

Today, though, you will want to shoot for the days after a rain or melting snow if you want to see this Indiana waterfall in action.

Unfortunately, there are plenty of times when the Warren County waterfall is completely dry, giving it the less than glamorous nickname “Dry Falls.”

Either way, it’s a really pretty area and certainly worth a look. Lots of trees, plenty of rocks, and if you are lucky–the waterfall will be flowing!

There’s a small parking area as well as an overlook for better (safer) viewing. It’s a little graffiti-filled so, you know, there’s plenty to read while you are admiring the landscape.

Go There

Williamsport Waterfall in Williamsport, Indiana

Williamsport Waterfall in Williamsport, Indiana

From Route 28, you’ll want to head South onto Monroe Street. Do you see the train tracks? Look to the left and you’ll notice a fire station–follow the road to get to the viewing area.

I am so a landmark driver. Hopefully that helps you get to Williamsport Falls!

If you found this article helpful, please “like” it and share it with your friends. Have you been to Williamsport Falls? What do you think is the best time of year for a visit? Let me know in the comments below. 

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About Jessica Nunemaker

Jessica Nunemaker is the little Indiana owner, Host of a little Indiana segment state-wide on PBS and Publisher of the little Indiana Quarterly magazine. Sometimes, she even sleeps. You'll usually find Jessica gallivanting around Indiana towns (population 15,000 and less) with her husband, Jeremy, and two boys (ages 7 and 3) in tow in search of where to stay, play and eat in small towns across the state! Small towns: destinations, not drive-thrus!

2 comments

  1. Jessica Nunemaker

    Ha ha! Yes, I guess that does make a difference. :)

  2. I grew up in Warren County & always loved going to the falls when they were really…well, falling! :)

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