Charles C. Deam Wilderness

Charles C. Deam Wilderness
Tower Ridge Road

The Charles C. Deam Wilderness area was designated a wilderness in 1982 and encompasses nearly 13,000 acres of the Hoosier NF. Wilderness designation places this area in a special legal status (subject to the 1964 Wilderness Act). It is managed to preserve a natural condition and provide opportunities for solitude. Approximate Length of Trails: 37 miles

Type: Hiking and horse riding.
Special Features: Long distance loop trails in a scenic hardwood forest with a variety of terrain.

Named for the first Indiana State Forester, the Charles C. Deam Wilderness is bordered on the north by the watery Middle Fork State Wildlife Refuge.

From Bloomington go east on Indiana State Road 46 until you reach Indiana State Road 446. Turn right (south). After driving approximately 12.2 miles and crossing Lake Monroe you will reach Tower Ridge Road. Turn left. Tower Ridge Road bisects the Charles C. Deam Wilderness.

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