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BLUE-GREEN ALGAE INFO: Blue-green algae (BGA) is found in our lakes year round. When conditions are right, cells can reproduce in large numbers, and can result in a harmful algal bloom (HAB). We test many of our beaches where people use the water in the summer, but HABs may occur in other seasons too. Watch for algae accumulation, avoid drinking or cooking with lake water, and do not allow children or pets to swim where algae accumulation is present. For more information, visit www.algae.IN.gov or read our FAQ sheet at www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/files/sp-BlueGreenAlgae.pdf
INDIANA DNR FIREWOOD RULE: Firewood Alert: Indiana DNR Firewood Rule - Important for Campers and Picnickers. Review details at www.firewood.dnr.in.gov before you visit!

Deam Lake State Recreation Area, IN

Status: Open year round.   Season Dates


The Kentucky Derby is the first Saturday in May.

There is a Forest Education Center on property with a full-time Naturalist to provide interpretive programming during the season. Please check with property for details upon your arrival.

Horseshoe Casino - 26 Miles;
Louisville Fairgrounds - 24 Miles

Nearby Attractions:

Horseshoe Casino: 26 Miles
Louisville Fairgrounds: 24 Miles

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Aquarium Display
  • Bath House
  • Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campground Host
  • Camping, Equestrian
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Comfort Station
  • Dock, Boat
  • Dock, Fishing
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Electric, Cabins
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing, Park Lake
  • Fishing, Pier
  • Geological Formations
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Moderate
  • Hiking Trail
  • Historic Sites
  • Horse Stalls
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Information / Contact Station
  • Interpretive Center
  • Interpretive Display
  • Jogging/Running
  • Kiosk
  • Modern Restrooms
  • Mountain/Trail Bicycling
  • Museum
  • Nature Center
  • Nature Study
  • Office / Ranger Station
  • Park Lake
  • Parking
  • Pay Telephone
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Pier, Fishing
  • Playground
  • Programs, History
  • Programs, Instructional
  • Programs, Nature
  • Programs, Recreational
  • Recreation Programs
  • Rentals, Boats, Jon(Paddle)
  • Restrooms
  • Retail, Ice
  • Retail, Seasonal Concessions
  • Retail, Snacks
  • Retail, Store/Gift Shop
  • Shelters
  • Shower House
  • Stargazing
  • Sunbathing
  • Swimming - Park Lake
  • Toilet, Pit/Vault
  • Trails, Equestrian
  • Trails, Hiking / Walking, Easy
  • Trails, Moderate Hiking
  • Trails, Mountain Bike
  • Walking
  • Water Access, Park Lake
  • Water Drinking
  • Wildflower Viewing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • ATM/Cash Machine
  • Area Attraction
  • Church
  • Dining
  • Emergency Services
  • Fruit / Produce Picking
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • Golf
  • Golfing
  • Grocery Store
  • Group / Community Facility
  • Motel
  • Newspapers
  • Orchard / Produce Farm
  • Restaurant
  • Seasonal Festivals
  • Sightseeing
  • Town
  • Winery Tours
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Airport
  • Antiquing
  • Art & Museum
  • Camping, Primitive
  • Car Rentals
  • Catering
  • Cave Exploring/Spelunking
  • Cultural Sites / Exhibits
  • Hospital
  • Lookout Tower
  • Mall
  • Shopping
Alerts and Important Information
  • You must be 18 to rent a site, have no more than 6 people, 1 main camping unit, 1 additional tent and 1 dining fly per site, but subject to Property Manager's discretion. Leasing and subleasing are prohibited.
  • Check in/out time is 2:00 P.M. Monday to Saturday and 5:00 P.M. on Sundays and Holidays.
  • Quiet Hours are in effect from 11:00 P.M. to 7:00 A.M.
  • Pets must be on a leash of 6 feet or less and attended to at all times.
  • NO alcoholic beverages permitted on or around the beach area.
  • Campground closed from the Monday prior to Thanksgiving each year until March 1st of the following year. Winter rates in effect from March 1st until water is on in the campground area. The water is always on by May 1st of each year. During this winter rate period, the only water available is from a spigot on the west end of the main office building.
  • Site has electrical hook-up. Water hook-up is not available on the site, but water is available in the area. Modern restrooms and shower houses available.
  • Generators are not allowed.
  • No wagons allowed on Deam Lake roads or on Deam/Clark Horse Trails. No Horses allowed on Main Road. Horses are not allowed in the regular campground consisting of sections D, E and F.
  • Stall sites include rental of two stalls. Most barns are within 100 yards of stall sites, but maximum distance could be 1/2 mile. No horses are allowed to be on any stall site at any time.
  • Horse campers with stalls are responsible for providing their own bedding. Each stall has coarse lime provided as a ground cover. Upon departure campers are responsible to clean each stall that they rented. Dumpsters are provided for manure disposal.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
38.46832, -85.86589
38°28'6"N, 85°51'57"W

I-65 to exit #7 (Salem-Hamburg) turn onto Hwy 60 West. Proceed for approximately 9 miles on Highway 60 West. The park is located on the right-hand side of the road.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Deam Lake State Recreation Area
BORDEN  IN  47106

Phone Number:

Information:  (812)246-5421