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.
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.
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.
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.