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Charles C. Deam Wilderness

  • State Road 446 and Tower Ridge Road
  • Bloomington, IN 47401
  • (812) 275-5987  |  (866) 302-4173
The Charles C. Deam Wilderness area is located within the Hoosier National Forest and covers nearly 13,000 acres. It is a protected wilderness area, with the goal of preserving the natural surroundings, and provide a place for guests to find solitude. There are 37.3 miles of trails for hiking and horseback riding. Primitive camping is allowed in the Deam Wilderness, with certain restrictions. No motorized or wheeled vehicles (including bikes or carts) are allowed in this area. Parking is available on Tower Ridge Road at the Blackwell Horse Camp, Grubb Ridge Trailhead, and the Hickory Ridge Fire Tower. Hunting is permitted, within season and with proper permits. Please check the website for more details.