Deer Creek Reservoir (Stark County)

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Deer Creek Reservoir (Stark Co.)
Coordinates: 40.9742577, -81.1219434
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Tips for birding Deer Creek Reservoir
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 section of the Mahoning Valley Trail.

Deer Creek serves as a trailhead for the Mahoning Valley Trail. The trail is currently completed in segments and can also be accessed from Earley Hill Park off of Gaskill Drive. There is a small parking lot on the North side of Gaskill Drive along the Mahoning River in Alliance. The scenic trail offers great views of the bottom land hardwood forest where spring wildflowers such as jack in the pulpit, false solomon’s seal, and swamp buttercup are plentiful.

From OH-62 east of Canton, take OH-44 north to New Baltimore. Turn right on Pontius Street. Deer Creek will be on your right after passing through Limaville.

Open all year during daylight hours.

The main parking lot is off of Price Street on the south side of the road. There is also a small parking lot on the North side of Gaskill Drive along the Mahoning River in Alliance.
From Ohio Ornithological Society

Birds of Interest by Season
Winter
Bald Eagle, Golden-crowned Kinglet.
Spring
Wood Duck, Eastern Towhee, Pileated Woodpecker, Osprey.
Summer
Blue-winged Warbler, Hooded Warbler, Indigo Bunting, Wood Thrush, Yellow Warbler.
Fall
Red-bellied Woodpecker, migrating waterfowl.

About Deer Creek Reservoir
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 section of the Mahoning Valley Trail.
From Deer Creek Reservoir webpage

Portable restrooms at the main parking lot.