1 Saturday / February 1, 2014

Allens Creek Fossil Beds Hike

01:00 pm
Allens Creek State Recreation Area
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Registration REQUIRED by January 28; limited to 20 people. To register, email Jill Vance at jvance@dnr.IN.gov with your name, phone number, and the number of people in your group (or call the Paynetown Activity Center at 812-837-9967).

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, brachiopods, and bryozoans – 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 roughly 3 hours. Recommended for ages 16 and up.

Cost: Free

For more information contact:

Paynetown Activity Center
(812)837-9967
jvance@dnr.IN.gov

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