Leave No Trace Weekend At Hoosier National Forest

(UNDATED) – The Subaru/Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers and U.S. Forest Service staff will be providing great information to visitors on the Leave No Trace Seven Principles as they spend time in the Charles C. Deam Wilderness and Hardin Ridge Recreation Area over the Memorial Day weekend.


Leave No Trace Seven Principles stress enjoying outdoor recreation while minimizing impacts on the environment and other visitors. If you are coming out to enjoy your public lands by hiking, camping or riding horses, look for these folks between May 24th and 27th at the following locations.
They are happy to answer any questions and have some great give away items based on the principles.
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The Charles C. Deam Wilderness is the only Congressionally designated wilderness in Indiana and needs everyone’s protection to be a resource for future generations.

  • Friday 5/24 – trailheads in the Deam Wilderness
  • Saturday 5/25 – north end of the Peninsula Trail in the Deam Wilderness, Wilderness trails, Brooks Cabin open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. EDT
  • Sunday 5/26 – Hardin Ridge Recreation Area during the day, presentation at the amphitheater 7 – 8 pm EDT
  • Monday 5/27 – trailheads in the Deam Wilderness

The Deam Wilderness is located just south of Bloomington, on Tower Ridge Road off Indiana 446.
The amphitheater at Hardin Ridge Recreation Area is at 6464 Hardin Ridge Road, Heltonville, off Indiana 446 south of Bloomington.
There is a $5 per vehicle fee unless you are already camping.
For more information visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/hoosier/.
It’s All Yours is a national campaign to connect every American to their national forests and grasslands through play, discovery, and stewardship. For more information visit https://itsallyours.us/.

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