Buttermilk Falls Natural Area

General Info

Buttermilk Falls is located at 570 Valley Brook Rd, New Florence, PA 15944.

This site features an impressive 45 foot waterfall and scenic woodland. The 48-acre natural area was donated to Indiana County Parks in 1995 by the Keystone-Conemaugh Group, owners of the nearby Conemaugh Generating Station. As a natural area, the site has been set aside to protect both typical and unique plant and animal communities and to protect outstanding examples of natural beauty. Check out our detailed map.

Buttermilk Falls Construction Project Underway. During construction visitors will not be permitted within the construction area to the lower falls at any time. The pathway to the falls observation deck will remain open but visitors should exercise caution as the contractor moves supplies to the work site

Activities & AccommodationsSalamanders and many other forms of wildlife can be found at Buttermilk Falls!

A More Natural Park Experience

In keeping with the mission of a natural area, development at Buttermilk Falls is limited. A restroom, small picnic pavilion, parking area, falls overlook viewing area, and a hiking trail are available at the falls. The picnic pavilion is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information,  read our Buttermilk Falls brochure.