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Deer Creek State Park

20635 State Park Road 20

Located in the heart of Ohio's agricultural country, Deer Creek State Park is central Ohio's vacation showplace. A collage of meadows and woodlands surround the scenic reservoir. This 2,337-acre resort park features a modern lodge, cottages, campground, golf course, swimming beach and boating for outdoor enthusiasts.


On a long ridge that once overlooked Deer Creek and its valley, researchers have discovered evidence of a camp of an ancient Indian tribe. The nomads who camped here around 2,000 B.C. were hunters and gatherers and used this camp periodically throughout the year. Since agriculture was not practiced by the nomads, they moved on after they depleted the plant or animal food supplies in a locale. Burial sites near the camp indicate it was inhabited over a period of time.

In more recent years, a cottage owned by Harry M. Daugherty, the attorney general under President Warren G. Harding, overlooked the valley. The rustic one and one-half story cottage was built in 1918. The President was said to have visited this cottage which now bears his name.

The completion of the dam in 1968 created the lake with the park officially opening in 1974.


Scott Wasem

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Very help full and quick service They dock your boat for you and help you pump gas That store has a decent little variety considering it's a seasonal store and not much space The only reason I didn't give it 5 out of 5 was cause the wouldn't rent us a tube to pull behind my boat We had to go to wall Mart and buy one

Leslie Litten

Saturday, June 16, 2018
Love going here. They haven't sprayed by the bathroom steps at the boat ramp and there is poison sumac so be careful.

Cindy Davis

Sunday, June 3, 2018
So peaceful & quiet. Love to watch the boats comming & going.

Victoria Bazzoon

Sunday, June 17, 2018
Loved this place! You can even rent tubes!

Ralph Holdren

Friday, May 11, 2018
Really good staff here. Very helpful

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