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Deer Creek Wildlife Area

The 4,220-acre wildlife area is in central Ohio, four miles south of Mount Sterling on State Route 207 can be reached from the east and west by U.S. Route 22 and State Route 56, and from the north and south by U.S. Route 62 and State Routes 3, 104, and 207.

Birding and hunting are popular in the area. An accessible viewing blind is located on the east side of the wetland on Twp. Rd. 124 (Dick Road). An accessible waterfowl hunting blind is located on the north side.

A hydrographic fishing map (Publication 256) for Deer Creek Lake is available.

A supervised
Class A rifle and pistol range, an unsupervised Class C shotgun range, and an archery range are available. Additional information on permits and hours of operation may be obtained from the wildlife area headquarters. 


Deer Creek Wildlife Area
Fayette, Madison, and Pickaway Counties

Mt. Sterling, Ohio 43143

Phone Number(s)

Local Number: (740) 869-2365
Local Number: (614) 644-3925

Special Hours: Contact the Deer Creek Wildlife Area Supervisor at (740) 869-2365 or the Wildlife Distict One Office at (614) 644-3925 for information.


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