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Williamsport Falls: Possibly Indiana’s Tallest Waterfall

Williamsport Waterfall in Williamsport, Indiana Vantage Point
Williamsport Waterfall in Williamsport, Indiana Vantage Point
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

Williamsport Waterfall in Williamsport, Indiana
Williamsport Waterfall 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 Graffiti
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

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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Jessica Nunemaker is the Owner of little Indiana.com. More than a website, little Indiana is a PBS segment on the state-wide program "The Weekly Special," a bi-weekly column in a local newspaper, and soon to be a book! Look for "little Indiana: Small Town Destinations" published by Indiana University Press in early 2016--just in time for Indiana's BIG 200th Birthday Celebration! Jessica Nunemaker is happy to speak about small towns, creating community, or Indiana tourism at your next event, large or small.

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5 comments

  1. Jessica Nunemaker

    It will be on July 18, 19, & 20 – 2014! :)

  2. I am looking for information on the Illiana Steam Gas Power show that had been held many years showing the use of antique Farm Machinery. Particularly Steam Power, Plowing Thrashing Wheat, Milling Logs, utilizing the power from the Power Take off Belt on the Steam Engine. To saw slabs of wood off the logs placed on the sawmill.
    This took place just on the corner of 700N. East of “Brisco” and west of Rainsville, In. On the property of Tom Swanson a friend of my deceased Uncle. I hope and pray that this event is still taking place.
    They also had a “G” Scale modle RR set up and many hundred feet of track, switches, and many individuals brought their “Live Steam Engines” to display over that weekend. a Sight not seen many times, these days.
    Please let me know that this is still being held. it was a VERY enjoyable, and Highly Educational for many!!

    Sincerely

    Jeff Keith

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  3. Jessica Nunemaker

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

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

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