Deam Lake State Recreation Area

 

Campground Type
State Park

Location:
1217 Deam Lake Road
Borden, Indiana 47106

Phone:
812-246-5421

Web:
Deam Lake State Recreation Area

Campground Details

Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 184

Deam Lake is forest property designed for recreational activities. Under the multiple use concept, a variety of compatible activities are available. These include fishing, boating, swimming, camping, picnicking, hiking and hunting in designated areas. The 194-acre lake was constructed in 1965 and was named in honor of Charles Deam, Indiana's first state forester. Deam is best known for his book, Trees of Indiana, a comprehensive study of trees throughout the state. He was also instrumental in getting land set aside for what is now the Department of Natural Resources.

Camping
Deam Lake has 116 class "A" campsites and an additional 68 class "A" sites in the horsemen's campground. The horsemen's campground has two short lead-outs to connect to the 80 miles of horse trails in Clark State Forest. Class "A" facilities include electrical hookup, modern restrooms/showers (at least one shower station wheelchair accessible), picnic table, fire ring and parking spur. Drinking water and a dump station are also available in the area.

Fishing
194 acre lake; a valid Indiana fishing license is required. Boat launch ramp; boat motors are limited to electric trolling motors only. Rowboat rental is available from mid-April through October. The swimming beach is available from the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Restrooms, dressing facilities, showers and food concessions are available to visitors

Picnicking
There are picnic areas and a picnic shelterhouse available for day use. Picnic tables and grills are located at the picnic sites. There is a playground area near the beach.

Trails
Deam Lake State Recreation Area is home to four hiking trails, which range from easy to rugged. Most of our trails still have some storm damage in the form of downed trees that may make it difficult at certain points. Deam Lake S.R.A./Clark S.F. offers 5 miles of mountain bike trails. Mountain bikes are only permitted on those designated trails.

Hunting
Whitetail deer, ruffed grouse, turkey, squirrel, fox and raccoon. A valid hunting license is required.
 

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