Deer Creek
August 9, 10, 11, 2019


We will be camping at Deer Creek State Park, 20635 State Park Rd 20, Mt. Sterling, Ohio 43143. Phone 740-869-2020. We have reservations at Group Site #1. There are 6 picnic tables at that camp site and a fire area. There is likely a portajohn close by but there is no running water or electric at that campsite. Full bathrooms, showers, etc. are located in the main campground. Eric said that he has reserved an electric site in the main campground and is happy to share it should you prefer to have those conveniences.

Saturday night potluck theme will be Mardi Gras! So bring a southern dish or a picnic type dish. I will be providing the beads! Also the appropriate attire for saturday dinner is Hawaiian Shirts (or other tropical looking outfits.)

This is the first time OHCRA as a club will be running Deer Creek. I will be scouting the creek in June or July and provide an update regarding expected conditions and log jams etc. There is a potential for a significant number of logs etc. as this creek is not commercially run so downed logs are not cut out to clear the water. When I ran it about 9 years ago there was only 1 log spanning the creek. Since the water is controlled by the dam, there should be sufficient water all summer for canoeing. I will also be exploring upstream of the lake to try to get moving water for a friday/sunday trip, otherwise we can explore the lake. More about this as I get more information.

This information will be update as we approach the trip date, likely in July.