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Deam Lake State Recreation area is a 1300 acre park located near Borden, Indiana. The park is open year round and includes the 194 acre Deam Lake. The park is named for Charles Deam, Indiana's first State Forester. Mr. Deam was most noted for his book Trees of Indiana.
Deam Lake is open for fishing, swimming and boating. Boats are limited to electric motors. Kayaks, canoes and other human powered boats are permitted.
Deam Lake State Recreation Area features two separate camping facilities. The "regular campground" has 116 campsites that include picnic tables, electric hookups, a fire ring, and parking pad. Access to a dump station for RVs and shower facilities is available. Additionally, the park has 68 "horse campground" sites. The horse campground is equipped with stalls and provides access to a network of trails within the park and the adjacent Clark State Forest.
The park is home to four hiking trails and serves as a trailhead for the Knobstone Trail which is the longest hiking trail in Indiana.Deam Lake site also includes 5 miles of mountain bike trails. Mountain bikes are only permitted on those designated trails.