Bicycles are permitted on main roads and campground areas. There is a one mile bike trail as well. It is located on Road #5 near the last picnic area to the left of the beach.
Launch ramps for the boating enthusiasts and anglers are located on State Route #207 at the Deer Creek State Park Marina (west ramp), and at the Harding Cabin Boat Ramp Area (east ramp).
Contact the Deer Creek State Park Campground at 740-869-3508. The Campground is on road # 21, located off of Waterloo Rd.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has stocked the lake with Saugeye. Fish and Game laws are enforced by Ohio Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officers. Fishing is allowed from boats and shoreline, in and along Deer Creek Lake and in Deer Creek below and above the lake. Ohio fishing licenses are required.
Hiking trails are located near the Harding Cabin, the Campground, and near the Lodge and Cabins. Maps and trail descriptions can be obtained at the Corps of Engineers Visitor Center or at the State Park Office.
A Horseback riding trail meanders through much of the park. Bring your own horse and get on the trail at the parking lot near the Campground entrance. There is a horse camp where you can camp with your horses as well. Come to the Visitor Center to find more information about private horseback riding stables in this area.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife manage the fish and wildlife programs by habitat improvement, nesting site development, and food-plot programs for the benefit of many fish and wildlife species. The Division of Wildlife has an office on Post Rd. off State Route 207.They can be reached at 740-869-2365 for information about fishing, hunting, and the shooting range.
Deer Creek Lake Marina is located off of State Route 207. The phone number at the Marina is 740-869-4543. They have boat rentals, docking facilities, and restrooms. The Marina store sells food and refreshments as well as other boating supplies.
There are many picnic areas located around the lake. The Corps of Engineers operates two picnic shelters located in the Downstream Recreation Area below the dam. One is called the "Doe Shelter," the other is the "Buck Shelter." They're reservable during the summer recreation season. Reservations may be made by calling 1-877-444-6777 or online at reserveusa.com. The park # is 3834. During October through April the shelters are available on a first come - first served basis. If you have questions please call 740-869-2243.
The swimming beach is located on Crownovermill Rd. near the Dam.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Visitor Center is located at 21897 Deer Creek Road. It offers exhibits on water safety, history, and wildlife. During the summer months the Visitor Center is open every day until 4:30 pm. The phone number is 740-869-2243