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I stayed 2 nights in the Hoosier National Forest as part of an 18-state road trip with a focus on... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2018
Lincoln, Nebraska
Pioneer Mother's Memorial Forest / Wesly Chapel Gulf- Paoli IN

Pioneer Mother's: This special piece of the Hoosier National Forest is an 88 acre tract of virgin... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Springfield, Missouri
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811 Constitution Ave, Bedford, IN 47421-9538
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Reviewed 2 August 2018

I stayed 2 nights in the Hoosier National Forest as part of an 18-state road trip with a focus on hiking and tent camping. I stayed in the Indian-Celina campground which is very close to I-64, and is one of the nicest campgrounds I have...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2018

Pioneer Mother's: This special piece of the Hoosier National Forest is an 88 acre tract of virgin forest which was purchased undeveloped in 1816, and owned by a family until 1940. The local community believed it should continue to be preserved in its virgin state...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

This trail is fairly flat 9.5 miles total in and out. The trail ends at Lake Monroe so you can take a lunch and eat on the beach.

1  Thank Joan v
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

This place has thousands of acre of beautiful hiking, you can primitive camp in a tent or primitive camp in a camper/RV(with a generator or solar panels) & they also have hook up campsites, horse riding back riding trail, biking trail, foot path trails and...More

1  Thank mark h
Reviewed 27 March 2018

My family and I hike here a lot, and we really enjoy it! The old fire tower shown in the photo is also pretty cool! It is neat because as you get higher, you can feel the wind moving it. Kind of scary, but glad...More

1  Thank Lyss J
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

What an amazing resource just about an hour away from Indianapolis or Louisville. Easily accessible from trail or lake. We went in by canoe for a week and had a blast. Beautiful scenery. Had some great paddles and some really good day hikes. Make sure...More

Thank fwinei
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Hoosier is promoted as looking especially beautiful in the Fall, more rarely in the the springtime, when "oaks, maples, and hickories, dogwood, purple redbud, and spring wildflowers" are picturesque and gorgeous. The forest is a mix of private land and public land, which seems unusual...More

Thank bryonia2015
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Fantastic opportunity to witness nature. Very educational experience and knowledge of the local surrounding's

Thank steve26969
Reviewed 22 June 2017

A Southern Indiana treat. Deep ravines, hills, thick forest, wildlife, great place to hike and take in some relaxing nature. Climb the old fire tower, awesome views from the top! A gravel road meanders through the thick under brush along the ridge. Nice day out.

Thank Ed U
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Really just beautiful and well worth a visit or a hike when driving through Indiana if you have the time when in the area.

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11 July 2018|
Response from mark h | Reviewed this property |
That would be the fire tower(that's what we've always called it), this is north of Bedford, Indiana, this location and north of Norman, Indiana has several good trails!!! If you get into doing the GPS hunt there's several... More
Angela M
8 March 2018|
Response from fwinei | Reviewed this property |
I really haven’t encountered any difficult trails in the CharlesC. Deem Wilderness. Pro tip, stay on the trails that camp sight by the water looks close on the map but there’s not a easy way to get there by foot.
6 January 2018|
Response from fwinei | Reviewed this property |
I believe so they are just supposed to be kept on a leash.