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Attention: Mill Creek Camping will be closed due to a maintenance issue. We hope to reopen for camping on July 2, 2015.


part ofBerlin Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Mon Sep 07 2015   Season Dates


Mill Creek Recreation Area is an ideal family campground located on Berlin Lake in northeastern Ohio. Visitors enjoy boating, fishing, hunting, picnicking and camping.

Natural Features:

Berlin Lake is situated on the Mahoning River, where it covers 3,590 acres and offers 70 miles of shoreline. The banks of the lake are gently to moderately sloped, allowing for easy access. Beech and maple trees cover the area, offering shade and beautiful fall color.

A variety of wildlife makes its home around the lake. Visitors delight in viewing nesting ospreys. Bald eagles can occasionally be seen in the area as well.


The lake is a popular location for boating, swimming and fishing. Berlin Lake is renowned for its excellent walleye fishing. It is one of the few area lakes where natural reproduction of the species occurs. Anglers will also find largemouth and smallmouth bass, muskie, crappie and bluegill.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources manages over 6,800 acres of project lands for public hunting and wildlife management purposes. Small game species are found in abundance and hunting areas can be easily accessed.


Mill Creek Campground offers 348 sites ranging from wooded water sites to grassy sites in the sun. Over 100 sites have electric hookups. Other amenities include a dump station, showers, flush restrooms, a boat ramp, playgrounds, volleyball court and nature trail.

Nearby Attractions:

Noah's Lost Ark Animal Sanctuary is just one mile south. The sanctuary is home to a large variety of big and small cats, including lions, tigers, cougars, leopards, bobcats and lynx.

Wolves, coyotes, fox, bears, camels, zebras and primates also live in Noah's Lost Ark. Children love the sanctuary's petting zoo and educational tours.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Sites
  • Amphitheater
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Circles
  • Campfire Rings
  • Canoeing
  • Day Use Area
  • Dock
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Educational Programs
  • Electric Hookups
  • Entrance Station
  • Fishing
  • Fitness Trails
  • Hiking
  • Host
  • Kayaking
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Sailing
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Water Skiing
Know Before You Go
  • First come, first served sites are available
  • Entrance station hours are 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and are subject to change
  • Visitors are charged an entry fee of $1 per person or $3 per vehicle, per day; extra vehicle fees are $3/night
  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited
  • Two sleeping units (1 RV & 1 tent, or 2 tents) and one screen tent allowed and must be set up at the time of registration
  • Visitors must depart by 10 p.m.; no passes after 8:30 p.m.
  • Although swimming is allowed, there is no designated beach and no lifeguard on duty
  • For those making reservations, the former Swampwood loop has been renamed Buckeye
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
41.00694, -80.99806
41°0'25"N, 80°59'53"W

From I-76, take Exit 54 and go south 5.5 miles on State Route 534 to U.S. Route 224 in Berlin Center. Turn right (west) onto U.S. Route 224 and go about 2 miles to Bedell Road. Turn left (south) on Bedell Road and go about 3/4 of a mile to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

BERLIN CENTER  OH  44401-9714

Phone Number:

Information:  (330)547-8180
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