Admission to Deer Creek State Park is free.
- Open daily dawn to dusk
- Location: (Map It) On State Route 207, just south of Mt. Sterling, Ohio
- Phone: 740-869-3124
- Web: click here
Deer Creek State Park is located in the heart of Ohio’s agricultural country, and is central Ohio’s vacation showplace. A collage of meadows and woodlands surrounds the scenic reservoir. This resort park features a modern lodge, cottages, campground, golf course, swimming beach, and boating for outdoor enthusiasts. The lodge at Deer Creek has 110 guest rooms, many with a panoramic view of the lake. Lodge features include indoor and outdoor pools, sauna, whirlpool, and exercise room. A restaurant, lounge, and meeting rooms provide additional accommodations. Twenty-five cottages offer overnight accommodations. The cottages have two bedrooms, a bath with a shower, a living room with a sofa bed, a complete kitchen, a dining area, and screened porch. The cottages sleep, six people. The historic Harding Cabin offers a unique lakeside setting and sleeps 7-9. The campground at Deer Creek has 227 electric sites. The campground features showers, flush toilets, and a dump station. Five Rent-A-Camp units consisting of a tent, dining fly, cooler, cookstove, and other equipment can be rented during the summer months by reservation. Unlimited horsepower boating is permitted on the 1,277-acre Deer Creek reservoir. Two launch ramps provide access to the lake. A fully equipped marina offers fuel, boat rental, and seasonal dock rentals. Nine miles of hiking trails take the visitor through meadows and scattered woodlands. Fourteen miles of bridle trails can accommodate riders with their own horses. A fitness trail near the lodge offers an opportunity for exercise in a wooded setting.