Buzzard Roost is an overlook on the Ohio River that provides a panoramic view of the Ohio River bottom. The site has a primitive picnic area though no toilets or water are provided. Camping is allowed.
At a Glance
Open 24 hours/day, Quiet hours are 10 pm to 6 am
A complete list of US Forest Service rules and regulations are posted on bulletin boards in the campground. No hardwood firewood may be brought in to the campgrounds unless it has been certified by the USDA or IDNR.
Porta-john is provided
US Forest Service, Tell City Ranger District, 248 15th Street, Tell City, IN 47586; Phone: 812-547-7
Directions: From I-64: Take the IN 237/66 exit for English/ Sulphur south toward Sulphur. At Sulphur, there is a 3-way intersection, to get to Buzzard Roost continue south on IN 66 through the community of Oriole. Turn off State Highway 66, 1.5 miles south of Oriole onto the first road east (Onido Road) and follow it bearing to the right at the intersection of Onido and Orchard Roads. Continue on Onido Road to the marked entrance of Buzzard Roost. Turn left at the entrance sign. GPS Coordinates: Lat- 38o 7' 11.273"N, Long- 86o 27' 56.379"W
Buzzard Roost has a primitive campground and picnic area though no toilets or water are provided.
No reservations taken
Each site has a campfire grill established where camp fires must be built.
No. of Sites
Camping and Picnic Sites are not seperately designated, but either activity is allowed in the sites.
Buzzard Roost has perhaps the best view on the Hoosier National Forest. From the cliff tops a visitor can see far into Kentucky and get long views of the Ohio River and the bottomlands. You can see birds catching air currents over the river and there are benches to sit and watch the boats and barges go by and enjoy the amazing view.
Benches are provided
Buzzard Roost has several primitive sites for either camping or picnicking. Though the sites are not seperately designated and no water is provided, they are popular sites to come and have a family picnic and explore the trail and watch the boats go by.
grills are available with each site
No. of Sites
5 picnic sites
No. of Accessible sites
Buzzard Roost is just off the alternate route for the National Ohio River Scenic Byway and many people taking this route detour in to see the view from the cliffs. This 967-mile byway is a popular draw for travelers in the Midwest.