24 Sunday / February 24, 2013

Allens Creek Fossil Beds Hike

02:00 pm to 05:00 pm
Meet at Allens Creek SRA (directions available when you register)

Registration REQUIRED by February 22; limited to 20 people. Call 812-837-9967 or email jvance@dnr.IN.gov (include your name, # of people, and a phone number).

The limestone shoreline around the point at Allen’s Creek is so dense with fossils that it’s hard to find “plain” rock! The fossil beds are filled with crinoids and corals, interspersed with geodes—remnants of the shallow sea that once covered Indiana. On our hike to and from the fossil beds, we’ll explore the broader geological story told by the rock layers exposed in the Monroe Lake area. Round-trip hike distance is about 4 miles over moderate terrain and takes just under 3 hours.

Cost: Free

For more information contact:

Paynetown Activity Center


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