7.4 Good
     
Mt Sterling, Ohio

Deer Creek State Park

Mt Sterling, Ohio


20635 State Park Road 20
Mt Sterling, Ohio 43143
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Sites: 232
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 39.649319067646
Longitude: -83.24649810791

Elevation: 881' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi no
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing yes
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals yes
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf yes
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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18 Reviews

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Showers and bathrooms are in rough shape. They smell and are not cleaned nearly often enough. Also their website is misleading. There is a pool at the state park, but it is not included with the camping fees and you must purchase a day pass for each member of your family. A family of 4 is approx. $38 per day and even then you can only access the pool if the Lodge is not crowded. The Lodge's guest get first come first serve for the pool. The campground is clean and well groomed. Everything is paved to include sites and roads. Be careful when selecting a site. If it's by the restrooms, there is no dedicated path to them so people walk right through the campsite that sits in front of the restrooms. We can not review the lake or the trails due to a recent flood that had everything shutdown. From what we hear it is beautiful though. We camped at Deer Creek State Park in a Tent Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
52
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight, Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There is not a whole lot to do around here and the activities that they do have, require you to leave the campground.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

A typical State Park with dated Shower & rest room facilities which I did not use. However the campsites are some of the best I have seen in a Ohio State Park. 30 and 50 amp electric but no water or sewer hookups. All sites are level or very close to being level, paved, table & fire pit. Many are fully shaded, large, and spaced apart for a feeling of privacy. I stayed 3 days which it rained every day and some of the sites became filled with water. The parking pads are slightly above ground and stayed water free but the area where the fire pit & table are located was under water and not good for tenters. Not all all sites suffered but quite a few did so be aware. Had there been no rain just about any site in the park would be great. There is a State Run golf course nearby that is a great bargain ( The reason I went there) Even with all the rain the course was playable. The beach is locate 4- 5 miles away & I did not use it. The "Play Ground" in the Campground has old dilapidated equipment and was unkempt . I'll return ( because of the Golf Course) but be glad I'm self contained. About 20 sites are " walk-in" sites (first come, first serve), all others can be reserved. We camped at Deer Creek State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
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Review Count: 49
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful setting. No hot water for showers or handwashing and men's restroom nasty, seriously needed cleaning. We camped at Deer Creek State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We were coming back from All Good Festival and needed a place to stay. Sites were big but not level. Ours had a picnic table and fire ring. No water hookups but water was accessible through spigots around the park. Don't know how you would fill your tank. Dump station was fine. The lady in the office was lovely. They had miniature golf. We camped at Deer Creek State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped here for 4 days. The sites are mostly level on the non-lake side, but some are severely sloped. Almost all are well secluded. We love how remote this park is and how the sky revealed 5-6 satellites and a half-dozen shooting stars each night; very little light pollution. It's remote, but it's still within 30 minutes to Columbus. We spent a day at the State Fair and another at COSI, but the others were spent relaxing at the beach, biking and fishing. there are also 2 parks with swings, rocking things and marry go rounds. Beware: There is very little cell service with AT&T and Verizon, and no Wi-Fi except at the Lodge. The Lodge is a 5 minute drive away and the nearest grocery store (not counting the decent little-little camp store) is 15 minutes away (but it's near a creamy whip so that's OK). The town is about 12 blocks square so the IGA is stocked as such. The beach is nice and sunny and sandy with a fenced-off pet beach, but it's a 10-15 minute drive away. This is frustrating because you can see it from the campground, but have to go AROUND the lake to get to it. Also, it's important to keep in mind that this is a State Park, not a commercial one, and you're surrounded by woods so the restrooms are a little rough, but the water is hot and they have the fewest 'pets' crawling around we've seen. All-in-all we loved (loved) the seclusion provided at most sites and the campground in general. This is our second trip and won't be our last. We camped at Deer Creek State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice area with multiple hosts available. Clean and quiet. We camped at Deer Creek State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

The campsites are great. Most are very big and private. Use common sense because of the skunks and raccoons. Driveways are at an angle for easy back in. Restrooms/showers are old but clean. Very pet friendly with a beach for the dogs. Has many activities. Gas up on I-71, because of a lot of driving in the park. We camped at Deer Creek State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 85
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

From my past few reviews, it probably sounds like a bad camping year for us, and yes it has been. Probably along with everyone else. This was a good old standby for us as it was not far from home and well kept. When we arrived, the trash bins were over flowing, the rules about a certain amount of people and vehicles was just completely overlooked, we saw up to 5 vehicles parked on one site! The majority we saw had at least 2 but most had 3 and/or boats and trailers. To top it off, the entire (and I mean entire) campground smelled of sewage. Not sure if has been a problem lately, or if the high humid temps we have been experiencing for the last month or 2, has something to do with it. We even wondered if maybe some of these people who were staying long term (14 days, and there were a few), were dumping on the ground? The gnats were unbearable, and between those and the sewer smell made the 4 days we were here absolutely miserable. The fire rings had not been touched and beer bottle caps (which are not allowed in Ohio state parks), were embedded in the ground around our campfire. Also, we came across at least 2 vicious dogs while walking the loop, one even tried to bite my husband while he was on his bike. This used to be such a well kept state park with respectable campers and fairly nice camping units. That is a thing of the past I am afraid. We will probably mark this one off our list for now unless some management changes take effect. We camped at Deer Creek State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

We enjoyed the seclusion of each site; most are separated by trees and provide a semi-private space. The shower house was clean, the park well kept, and the surrounding area beautiful. We came for the State Fair in Columbus but wished we had more time to spend at the park. The restrooms could have been cleaner, but they weren't unkempt any more than any other state park so we can't complain. The park's lake, beach and resort are incredible and made us want to visit again when we can spend more time onsite. We camped at Deer Creek State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

We have stayed at this state park campground several times over the last few years. It is one of our favorites. The campsites are spacious. There is a wide range of types of sites also, from sunny and grassy to shady and woodsy. All sites are pet friendly. We have settled on a favorite location, site #166, because it has a nice view of the lake and is across the road from the showers/restrooms. The restrooms and showers are always as clean as any state park facilities I've seen. The camper hosts have always been helpful and very friendly. The grounds are well kept, however in the woodsy side of the campground mud is a problem when it rains. The lake is beautiful, with lots of fish to keep my husband busy and happy. There is a lovely lodge with a restaurant, lounge, swimming pools, etc. There is also a nice golf course on the park grounds and several walking trails. We camped at Deer Creek State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped here last year; this year we had site 157. The site is not level but is not bad. We had no trouble leveling front to back. The showers and rest rooms have had upgrades since last year's visit. The most obvious was new floors and shower stalls. They were also painted. The only problem with the new floor is that the toilets which are mounted on the wall are now at least an inch or two lower than before. My wife had knee replacement recently and found it somewhat difficult to get up and down because there are no grab bars to use for assistance. The camp store was having a sale both Saturday and Sunday. When we went there were a lot of buyers. We will return to this campground. We camped at Deer Creek State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 85
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: April, 2009 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our yearly trek to Deer Creek, the bathrooms were in good shape at this time and hope they will stay that way through the summer. The park hosts were polite and friendly and the park in the normal shape. However, the water in the lake was down a lot, so for you boaters, you might check with the park on that before you haul your boat over there. All in all, a good place to camp. Oh, don't forget to stop by Ben and Joy's in Mt. Sterling for dinner, their all you can eat ribs are wonderful! We camped at Deer Creek State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 85
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: July, 2008 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

This use to be one of our favorite Ohio SP's; it just doesn't seem to be as well taken care of anymore. The shower houses were "OK" nothing great and some of the shower stalls were stopped up and not fixed during our stay. The mowing is evidentially contracted out now as we watched them skip many empty lots and hap hazard mow the rest. Use to be such a tidy, clean state park but we just see it going downhill...We will probably look for camping elsewhere when coming to the area from now on, sadly. The camper hosts were friendly as were the park attendants, the park was completely full the weekend we were there, weekdays were more crowded than we have seen in the past. We camped at Deer Creek State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2008 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in site 154 over Memorial Day in a small travel trailer. Our site was level enough but some we saw would have required a lot of blocks under the wheels to get the rig level. A lot of the sites have trees or shrubs as a buffer between them which is nice. Most have some shade during the day. Our site had the picnic table and fire ring down a steep incline. While it did not rain at all during our stay, it had rained a few days prior and the area was quite soggy albeit usable. Being downhill it was difficult to get to safely for anyone who might have trouble walking. The showers were very nice and clean with individual temperature control. Also, there are comfort stations located independently throughout the campground. The one near us was clean and odor free with flush toilets. Not sure if they have hot water available because even after letting it run a while it never seemed to get even warm. There is a free beach which was very nice but required driving to it. The bath houses were not clean but the season had not really started. Campers may swim at the lodge for a $5.00 daily fee. This also requires driving to it. There are 2 pools - indoor and outdoor. Despite being Memorial Day weekend neither of them were overly crowded. We appreciated a 10 am service in the outdoor shelter house on Sunday. They even had juice and donuts. The camp store has most everything but some things are limited quantity. Check in was very quick. If you have a large rig make sure to ask which direction you need to go to be able to back into your site. They sent us the wrong way but our rig is small enough that we could still manage. They do recycle and have a nice dump station near the entrance. There are bicycles of various types for rent as well as mini golf. One word of caution if you have the small scooters they may be used only if running on foot power. If they are motorized they are not legal unless licensed. We will stay here again. We camped at Deer Creek State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2006 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We come to Deer Creek every Spring, Summer and Fall. It is a well run campground which is continually working on upgrading aspects of the park. They are currently upgrading the electric this winter, which is the only complaint I have ever had. They have a lot of activities in the summer, spacious clean sites, and for the most part it is very quiet. In the summer you are allowed to use the lodge's swimming pool for a small cost. We camped at Deer Creek State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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