Deer Creek State Park encompasses a total area of 2,337 acres of land and 1,277 acres of water in Wasatch County, Ohio. The park is near Mount Sterling, which is a small village in Madison County, Ohio, that is home to a population of about 2,000 people. To get to the park, just travel seven miles from Mount Sterling on State Route 207, which is in the middle of the state.
The distinct features of the Deer Creek State Park include the discovery of an ancient Native American camp on a long ridge that once overlooked Deer Creek and its valley. Also close to the ancient Native American camp is a burial site that indicates that the area was well inhabited over an extended period. Today, the land around the park forms the heart of Ohio’s agricultural country as well as popular vacation spots for those wanting to indulge in natures offerings in a pristine environment that includes woodlands, meadows, and the creek.
Besides indulgence in the beautiful natural environment, other popular activities that draw people to the park include nature programs, picnicking, camping, swimming, hunting, fishing, boating, horseback riding, hiking, golf, and winter activities like ice fishing, ice skating, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing. There are several amenities at the park that can facilitate all the above activities including campsites, lodges, restaurants, playgrounds, hiking trails, and so on.
If you choose to bring your dog to the park, be aware that you must adhere to Ohio State park rules. The rules that pertain to your dog include the following. You must keep your dog on a leash no longer than six feet long. You must avoid areas of the park that are not designated as pet-friendly areas. If you wish to camp at the park, you should also be aware that you are only allowed to have a maximum of two pets/dogs per campsite.