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Lake Monroe - Deam Wilderness Area - Paddling/Camping

  • 2019-05-24
  • 2019-05-27
  • Bloomington, IN
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Date(s):  May 24 - 27, 2019
 Dave Watts
Location:  Bloomington, IN
Skill Level: Intermediate
Category:  Lake Paddling / Camping
Lake Monroe, Charles C. Deam Wilderness Area, SE of Bloomington, IN

Lake Paddling & Camping from your canoe or kayak  

NOTE: You will be 'camping' out of your boat, you must bring all your own equipment. This is not 'base' camping from your vehicle. You will not have easy access to your vehicle, although, it will be within an hours paddle. The camp sites are paddle in only.

Come enjoy a relaxing weekend of paddling, camping, fishing, swimming, etc. in this vast wilderness area. No portages required, but plan on moving campsites at least once.  Established hiking trails run throughout the wilderness area as well.

The east side of Lake Monroe is where the Charles C. Deam Wilderness Area resides nestled inside the Hoosier National Forest. This side of Lake Monroe is set aside for fishing, pontoon type boats; the high speed ski boats & jet skis are relegated to the west side of Lake Monroe.

Camping is free, plenty of designated camp sites, most along the lake shore.  State of Indiana Lake Permit stamp is required, but for a small fee.  Limit 6 paddlers

Please contact me if interested or for more information.

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