Deer Creek Lake Day Use Campground and Camping

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About the Campground

Deer Creek Doe Shelter is located below the dam at Deer Creek Lake. The area is very popular for picnicking and fishing. The area is open for use all year, but the shelter is only reserved during the summer months. Electricity is not available at the shelter. There is a drinking fountain located at the shelter along with one large charcoal grill and two smaller charcoal grills. The creek flows within 40 yards of the shelter so fishing is easily accessible. The playground is 40 yards away. Flush toilets are 50 yards from the picnic shelter. The picnic shelter and restrooms are handicapped accessible. Other areas at Deer Creek Lake offer hunting, fishing, boating, camping and hiking. Deer Creek Buck Shelter is located below the dam at Deer Creek Lake. This area is very popular for picnicking and fishing. The area is open for use all year, but the shelter is only reservable during the summer months. Electricity is available at the shelter. There is one large charcoal grill and one smaller charcoal grill. There is a drinking fountain located near the shelter at the restroom; approximately 30 yards away. The restroom has flush toilets. The creek flows within 40 yards of the shelter so fishing is easily accessible. The picnic shelter and restrooms are handicapped accessible. Other areas at Deer Creek Lake offer hunting, fishing, boating, camping and hiking.

Services & Amenities

Within Facility
  • Beach
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilet
  • Grills
  • Parking
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Sheltered Dining Area
  • Stream
  • Water Drinking
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Boating
  • Dock
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Nature Trails
  • Public Marina
  • Reservoir
  • Swimming
  • Visitors Center

Fees

Peak Season
May 21 2010 -
Sep 18 2010
GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC $45.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $50.00
Walk In Season
Sep 19 2010 -
Dec 31 2010
GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC $45.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $50.00
Peak Season
May 27 2011 -
Sep 18 2011
GROUP SHELTER NONELECTRIC $45.00
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $50.00

Alerts and Important Information Both shelters are reserved from 9:30 in the morning to 10:00 at night and during the period May 21 to September 18 in 2010. Reservations must be made at least 2 days in advance. For more information contact the Deer Creek Lake office at 740-869-2243. Camping is not allowed in this area. No swimming or wading. Pets must be on a leash. Reserving the picnic shelter does not reserve adjacent parking, playground or open space. The park closes at 10 pm except for fishing.

Campground Contact Information

Open From: Jun 16 2010 to Jun 14 2011
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: Deer Creek Lake Day Use
Campground Phone: 740-869-2243
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777

Grove City, OH
740-869-2243

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More About Deer Creek Lake Day Use Campground

Deer Creek Lake Day Use is a campground located in Grove City, Ohio. This is a US Forest Service campground. All reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777.

To find this campground check the map shown above, or enter -83.21667 latitude, and -83.21667 longitude into your GPS device.

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