The Hickory Ridge Lookout Tower, now standing guard over the Charles C. Deam Wilderness was once a sentinel built to protect a fledgling forest from wildfire. Today, it stands as a tribute to its builders, the last lookout tower remaining on the Hoosier National Forest. The Hickory Ridge Tower was built in 1936 by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). It was manned and used for fire detection until the 1970's. It is 110 feet tall, made of steel, with a 7 foot square cab and 123 metal steps. Originally there was a cabin or guard station, a latrine, and a garage built on the site. All but the tower have now been removed. Click here for a downloadable flier on the lookout tower.
unfortunately I did not get stay long, but it seemed as though I was having difficulties finding things to do
We stayed here for Cotopaxi Questival Indianapolis. It was great and we were able to complete multiple challenges! Great location!