Deer Creek State Park

20635 State Park Road 20
740-869-3124

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.

History:

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.


Reviews

Samuel Scott

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Friday, Sep. 8, 2017

One of the most relaxing days ive had in a while great day out on the water

Sam Moore

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Great people friendly and helpful

Jennifer Herald Smith-Stanton

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Friday, Sep. 2, 2016

They are the greatest team around. love the staff!

A Google User

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Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012

Don't ever work there!

Paige Holcomb

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Monday, June 6, 2016