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part ofBerlin Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Tue Sep 08 2015   Season Dates


Mill Creek Day-Use Park is located on Berlin Lake in northeastern Ohio, where visitors enjoy boating, fishing, hunting, picnicking and camping.

A variety of recreational opportunities are available in the day-use area, the adjacent campground and nearby wildlife areas.

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 nearby.


This day-use area offers one group picnic shelter that can accommodate up to 64 people. Flush toilets and drinking water are provided. A children's playground is located on-site. Overnight camping is available at adjacent Mill Creek Campground.

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
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Grills
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Ranger Station
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Trash Collection
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Ramp
  • General Store
Know Before You Go
  • This is a day-use area only, no overnight camping allowed
  • Shelter is about 140 ft. from the parking lot
  • Area closes at dusk
  • No alcoholic beverages
  • If not reserved, shelter is available for free on a first come, first served basis
  • Although swimming is allowed, there is no designated beach and no lifeguard on duty
  • 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):
41.01, -80.99611
41°0'36"N, 80°59'46"W

Take Exit 54 off I-76 and head south 5.5. miles on State Route 534 to U.S. Route 224 in Berlin Center. Take U.S. Route 224 west about 2 miles to Bedell Road. Go south on Bedell Road about 3/4 of a mile to Mill Creek Day Use Area.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:


Phone Number:

Project Office: (330)547-3781
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