This 2,161-acre park features songbirds, woodpeckers, red-tailed hawks, turkey, and deer, in addition to wild berries, nuts and spring and fall mushrooms. An upland and forested habitat, shallow impoundments and Deer Creek attract songbirds, woodpeckers, red-tailed hawks, turkey, and deer. In addition, wild berries, nuts and spring and fall mushrooms may be gathered at times that don’t conflict with turkey hunting season.
Deer Creek winds through the south portion, with a low-head dam, historic iron bridge and a concrete creek crossing. An unnamed creek crosses the north portion of the property, feeding a four-acre pond that offers fishing for bass, bluegill, catfish, and crappie. Check-in is required for fishing, and shoreline fishing and electric trolling motors are allowed.
All hunting at Deer Creek requires the use of non-toxic shot. Deer, quail, rabbit, squirrel, dove, woodcock, waterfowl, and wild turkey are plentiful.
During the first five days of spring season, there will be three, two-day turkey hunts allocated by pre-season draw. In fall season, waterfowl and dove hunting are permitted daily by self-service check-in during their respective seasons. Snipe, rail and coot hunting are not allowed.
Furbearer hunting is permitted by self-service check-in during furbearer season, and trapping is permitted by draw the first Saturday in October at 10 a.m. Call Deer Creek FWA for details.
Hunting areas and fishing accessible to persons with disabilities are available. No camping and no swimming are allowed. All visitors must obtain a one-day access permit before entering the field, regardless of their activity. The one-day access permit must be kept with you while visiting and must be completed and returned to a self-service booth, drop box, or the office before leaving.
ADDRESS: 2001 WEST COUNTY ROAD 600 SOUTH, GREENCASTLE, IN 46135
FREE PARKING – FREE ADMISSION
4-ACRE FISHING POND