DEER CREEK RESERVOIR

14514 Price St. NE, Alliance 44601

Deer Creek Reservoir was built in 1954 as Alliance's primary drinking water supply. This 300-acre lake surrounded by forest features an accessible fishing pier, a boat ramp for electric motors only, picnic tables and grills, and a trailhead for the 4.46-mile Mahoning Valley Trail.  View the boating and fishing guide here for a complete list of regulations.

Formally dedicated in 1954, the man-made Deer Creek Reservoir serves as the primary water source for the nearby City of Alliance. Created by an earthen dam and 200-foot long spillway at the intersection of Deer Creek and Berlin Reservoir, the reservoir is part of a 37-mile watershed containing over one million gallons of water.

Surrounded by nearly 1,000 acres of forested land, the 300-acre Deer Creek Reservoir serves as a recreational resource for northeastern Stark County. Bald eagles, osprey, and migrating waterfowl are commonly observed at the reservoir. White-tailed deer and coyote can be spotted in forested areas surrounding the reservoir. Picnic areas, an accessible fishing pier, and gravel boat launch are available for public use.

Deer Creek Reservoir Hunting Zone Map

Deer Creek Reservoir Fishing Map

The Stark County Park District prohibits the use of motorized vehicles in this park and on its trails.
  Sections of trail may not be suitable for wheelchair access. 
Weather may impact the accessibility of trails, always use caution.