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Pickaway County – Deer Creek State Park Lodge Unveils Renovated Guest Rooms in Celebration of ODNR’s 75th Anniversary


MT. STERLING, OH – Yesterday, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and Great Ohio Lodges Deer Creek State Park Lodge & Conference Center a special event showcasing extensive renovations to the lodge. The event will highlight the $6 million makeover of 110 guest rooms and celebrate ODNR’s 75 years of dedication to preserving Ohio’s natural wonders.

The lodge, originally built in 1979, has undergone significant updates, including a new main entrance. These renovations are part of a broader initiative by the DeWine Administration to modernize the state park lodges over the coming years.


  • Newly renovated guest rooms and experience the upgrades firsthand.
  • People enjoyed refreshments and stand a chance to win an overnight stay at one of five featured state park lodges.
  • Guest Speakers:
    • Mindy Bankey, were ODNR Assistant Director
    • Glen Cobb, Chief of the ODNR Division of Parks and Watercraft
    • Scott Brothers, Regional Manager of Great Ohio Lodges

Deer Creek State Park offers a unique blend of modern amenities and rustic charm, making it a prime vacation destination. Nestled in rich farming country, the park features a resort, marina, large campground, and an 18-hole golf course. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy activities such as boating, fishing, camping, and hiking. The park also includes the historic Harding Cabin and provides seasonal programming like nature activities in the summer and snowmobiling and ice fishing in the winter.