Anderson Falls (GM-01)
Water tumbles over a massive ledge formed by the lower part of the Geneva Dolomite. Beneath this ledge lies the Waldron Shale, which contains abundant and well-preserved fossils and is soft and easily eroded. As the shale wears away, block of dolomite fall, and the falls gradually migrates upstream.
Anderson Falls was purchased by the Nature Conservancy in 1977. The Conservancy gave the 44-acre plot to the Bartholomew County Park Board in 1981. A parking lot, an overlook about the falls, and an asphalt path along the creek have been added. The area is being developed as a nature preserve.
Our Hoosier State Beneath Us: Geomorphology