Cataract Falls is a series of waterfalls located in the town of Cataract, Indiana. The falls are made up of two tiers and span approximately 50 feet across. They are located along Fall Creek, which flows into Sugar Creek near the town center.
The first tier is called Upper Cataract Falls and measures 15-20 feet high with a width of 10-15 feet wide. This section has several large boulders scattered throughout its course that provide visitors with an opportunity to climb or explore at their own risk. The second tier is known as Lower Cataract Falls and spans 25-30 feet wide with a height ranging from 5-10 feet tall depending on the season’s water levels.
The area around Cataract Falls provides visitors with many opportunities for recreation including fishing, swimming, picnicking, hiking, bird watching and more. There are also several trails in the area that lead to scenic overlooks where you can get stunning views of both tiers at once. In addition to these activities there are also plenty of historical sites around the falls such as old grist mills and abandoned buildings that serve as reminders about how important this location was during times past when it was used for industrial purposes like milling grain or generating electricity from its waters’ current power output.
Visitors who come to experience Cataracts Falls should take extra precautions while exploring due to slippery rocks caused by spray from the falls as well as rain runoff over time. It is also recommended that no one attempt any type of cliff diving or jumping off ledges due to potential dangers posed by unseen underwater currents below the surface and within reachable distance from shorelines.
Location and Map of Cataract Falls