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Deer Creek State Park
Deer Creek State Park

Planning your Deer Creek State Park Vacation

Nestled in the heart of Madison County, Deer Creek State Park is Ohio's vacation showplace; a combination of woodlands and meadows surrounding the spectacular reservoir. This 2,337-acre state park features cottages, lodges, a swimming beach, boating, and golf course all for outdoor enthusiasts. Plan your getaway to this park by booking Deer Creek State Park hotels.
Best Hiking Trails in Deer Creek State Park

Best Hiking Trails in Deer Creek State Park

Seven miles of hiking trails lead visitors along the scattered woodlands and meadows. Staying near Deer Creek State Park cabins is the ideal way to enjoy all the hiking activities the park has to offer.

  • 1. Woodchuck Trail

    Located on the northern side of the lodge, this one-mile loop trail extends to the lake shoreline and passes along a small pond. The trail begins and ends near the parking area, and also to the left of the Rolling Hills trail. Woodchuck Trail is marked with red blazes.

  • 2. Rolling Hills Trail

    This narrow 2.5-mile long trail runs through the beautiful wooded rolling hills and narrow steep-sided valley. The path surrounds the lake shoreline across the campground and lodge and offers the hiker some scenic views of the lake.

  • 3. Ridge Trail

    This 1.5-mile trail passes through dense woodland with few shoreline hills. A nature observation deck provides hikers with the perfect vantage point to observe wild animals enjoying a salt block or corn. The trail is marked with yellow blazes and begins in the lodge parking area near the baseball field.

Best Family Activities in Deer Creek State Park

Best Family Activities in Deer Creek State Park

Consider booking Deer Creek State Park cabins, which offer the best comforts of home, yet provide a fantastic way to relax and enjoy various family-friendly activities.

  • 1. Fishing

    This is one of the most fun activities you can enjoy during your vacation at Deer Creek State Park. Whether you prefer to go fishing in the morning or afternoon, you will find plenty of saugeye, bluegill, channel catfish, largemouth bass, white bass, and carp in the Deer Creek Lake.

  • 2. Golfing

    Designed by Jack Kidwell, the 350-acre golf course is diverse and perfect for all levels of golfers. Deer Creek’s idyllic setting invites guests to relax and enjoy their game. The carefully manicured and challenging greens will bring your A game.

  • 3. Swimming

    A 1,700-foot long swimming beach at the park offers picnic tables and grills. Pets are not allowed on swimming beaches. A boat-swim area can be found in the cove near to the lodge. You can only swim during daylight hours. The beach also features changing booths and a concession area.

  • 4. Hunting

    The lake offers excellent waterfowl hunting. Hunting for rabbit, squirrel, deer and pheasant is not permitted in the park, but it is allowed in the state wildlife area. An archery range is also available at the wildlife area.

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