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Charles C. Deam Wilderness

8 Reviews

About This Campground

USDA Forest Service

The Charles C. Deam Wilderness offers 36 miles of trails for hiking, backpacking, and horse riding through scenic hardwood forest and varied terrain with views of nearby Monroe Lake. The area was designated a wilderness in 1982 and encompasses nearly 12,953 acres of the Hoosier National Forest.…

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  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Dispersed
  • Group
  • Equestrian


For Campers

  • Phone Service
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires


8 Reviews of Charles C. Deam Wilderness

Ratings Breakdown

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Steven  D.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2022

Favorite Spot in Indiana

This place is the gift that keeps in giving being so close to the city. Beautiful sites on the lake, and dozens of other spots scattered throughout the forest as well.

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Month of VisitAugust
Sarah R.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2021

Geodes, geodes, geodes!

I had the awesome experience to hammock camp on the Patton cave trail, along the creek that winds the length of that trail. It was a strenuous hike to pack in/out of, but was beautiful scenery. The cave is amazing, and if you’re interested in backwoods camping, there are an abundance of spaces to…

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Month of VisitAugust
Hannah F.
Reviewed Apr. 17, 2021

Great Hike & Campsites

This area is so beautiful! We visited during mid-April, perfect for finding morels. The trails are well paved and marked, not too strenuous. So many beautiful trees and plants to see, plus lots of creeks to walk through. There are an abundance of areas to set up a hammock. We enjoyed the sycamore…


Charles C. Deam Wilderness is located in Indiana


From east State Route 46 in Bloomington, take State Route 446 south to Tower Ridge Road. You will see a sign for the Charles C. Deam Wilderness and the Maumee Boy Scout Camp. This gravel road is after the lake and on the left as you are heading south. The Wilderness boundary begins just a few hundred feet down this road and continues for several miles. Please get a map before visiting this area, as the boundaries are not clearly marked. 


39.02070084 N
86.38380036 W

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