Birding at Deer Creek Reservoir

Alliance, Ohio

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Deer Creek Reservoir

General Information

Address

14514 Price St. NE, Alliance, OH 44601

County/Counties

Stark

Nearest Town or City

Alliance, Ohio.

Directions from Nearest Town or City

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

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.

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.

Visiting Information

Closed hours/season

Open all year during daylight hours.

Parking Areas

The main parking lot is off of Price St. 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.

Fees/Permits

None,

Restroom Facilities

Portable restrooms at the main parking lot.

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.

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