Deer Creek Reservoir

14514 Price St. NE, Alliance 44601

Status Alert: Boat Launch and Parking Lot Construction

A project to construct a new boat launch and parking lot at the main lot of Deer Creek park will begin October 29th, temporarily closing the park and trailhead to visitors. The parking area to the west of the main lot on Price St. will still be open during this time but does not offer a launch. The water levels at Deer Creek Reservoir will be lowered by approximately 5 feet to accommodate this work and Stark Parks is working in close coordination with the City of Alliance on this effort. Construction to the ramp will be complete by the end of November, but parking lot construction will continue into the spring of 2019. Stay tuned for updates on a re-opening date.

Open Daily: Sunrise to Sunset

General Information: 330.477.3552

On-Duty Ranger: 330.353.2377

Rentals and Reservations: 330-409-8096

Immerse yourself in nature as you explore this 334-acre reservoir nestled among nearly 1,000 acres of forest. Tucked into the northeast corner of Stark County, Deer Creek Reservoir is a rustic oasis for fishing, boating, bird watching, and picnicking. Impressive trees create a canopy over popular fishing nooks and a spacious picnic area right on the water.

Bring your bike or hiking boots because this park also serves as a trailhead for the 4.46 mile Mahoning Valley Trail.

You may catch sight of bald eagles, osprey, and migrating waterfowl along the shore, or white-tailed deer and coyote in the forested areas surrounding the reservoir.

This man-made reservoir was dedicated in 1954 and also serves as the primary water source for the City of Alliance.

Canoes and kayaks welcome! Other boats must use electric motors only at Deer Creek Reservoir.



  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Geocaching
  • Hiking
  • Hunting & Blinds
  • Kayaking


  • Boat Ramp
  • Canoe/Kayak Launch Area
  • Fishing Dock
  • Grills
  • Picnic Tables

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