DEER CREEK LAKE DAY USE, OH

Deer Creek Lake Day Use Area is located just below the dam at Deer Creek Lake, 35 miles southwest of Columbus, Ohio. The lake provides an ideal location for boating, fishing, camping, hiking and hunting.Deer Creek Lake is situated among gently rolling hills in south central Ohio. ...
Status: Open through Wed Dec 31 2014   Season Dates

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  • Day-use only
  • No swimming or wading
  • Park is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; fishing is allowed after 10 p.m.
  • Parking area, playground and open space is open to the public; reservations are not needed
  • For more information, contact the Deer Creek Lake Office at 740-869-2243
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Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
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Overview

Overview

Deer Creek Lake Day Use Area is located just below the dam at Deer Creek Lake, 35 miles southwest of Columbus, Ohio. The lake provides an ideal location for boating, fishing, camping, hiking and hunting.

Natural Features:

Deer Creek Lake is situated among gently rolling hills in south central Ohio. The area is forested with a variety of hardwoods, including oak, hickory, elm, black walnut, ash, maple and sycamore.

An abundance of wildlife inhabits the area around the lake, including ring-necked pheasant, cottontail rabbit, squirrel, white-tailed deer, wild turkey, raccoon, mink, red fox, skunk, coyote and beaver. Red-tailed hawks, Northern harriers and American kestrels are also common sights.

Recreation:

The lake is a prime location for boating and swimming. Boat ramps and docks are scattered at various parks around the lake.

Fishing is a very popular activity. Bluegill, white crappie, channel catfish, saugeye, white, largemouth, smallmouth and rock bass, carp, bullhead and flathead catfish are the major sport species found in the lake.

Facilities:

Deer Creek offers two group day-use picnic shelters located below the dam, 40 yards from a creek popular for fishing. Both are accessible and can accommodate up to 100 guests each.

Booking Window

GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC

Thu Jul 31 2014 - Wed Jul 29 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC

Thu Jul 31 2014 - Wed Jul 29 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri May 23 2014 Sun Sep 14 2014
Walk In Mon Sep 15 2014 Wed Dec 31 2014
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Beach Access
  • Creek Access
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Tables
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Dock
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Lake Access
  • Marina
  • Swimming
  • Visitor Center
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 23 2014 -
Sep 14 2014
GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC $45.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $50.00
Walk In Season
Sep 15 2014 -
Dec 31 2014
GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC $45.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $50.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.61917, -83.21583
39°37'9"N, 83°12'57"W

From Columbus, Ohio, take Highway 62 south to Mt. Sterling. Turn south on Route 207 and continue for 8 miles to the lake. Turn at the intersection; picnic shelter is on Crownover Mill Road.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

DEER CREEK LAKE DAY USE
21897 DEER CREEK RD.
MT. STERLING  OH  43143

Phone Number:

Information:  (740)869-2243
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