Buzzard Roost

Buzzard Roost has a short out-and-back trail along a high bluff to the north of the parking area that overlooks the Ohio River, offering tree-obscured views of the valley below. To the south, another trail descends quite steeply across rocky terrain to the river bank; the presence of a memorial marker along the trail suggests the need to be especially careful.

Creek Bed

On the way down to the Ohio, youíll pass rocky outcrops and a scenic creek bed before reaching some park benches and exuberant stands of poison ivy.

Creek Bed

From here, itís only a few feet down to the river bank.

Ohio River

An 1865 steamboat explosion near the town of Magnet, just downstream of here, killed Union prisoners of war returning to their Ohio homes.


Perry County. From the intersection of IN 66 and IN 62 in Sulphur, go south 6.2 miles on IN 66 to CR 182/Onido Road. Turn left, proceeding 4.4 miles before turning left again and going another 0.6 miles to the parking area.

North 38 07.181 West 86 27.952
DeLorme 63:C10

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Nearby Natural Areas

Hemlock Cliffs
Leavenworth Barrens Nature Preserve
Saddle Lake
Tipsaw Lake
Twin Lakes


Habeck: Wild Indiana; Page 118
McPherson: Nature Walks in Southern Indiana; Page 376