Mill Creek Day Use

North Benton, Ohio

Overview

Mill Creek Day-Use Park is located on Berlin Lake in northeastern Ohio, where visitors enjoy boating, fishing, hunting, picnicking and camping. The Day Use Area is open year round on a first come first serve basis, except during the recreation season when the picnic shelter can be reserved.
A variety of recreational opportunities are available in the day-use area, the adjacent campground and nearby wildlife areas.

Recreation

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.

Facilities

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.

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.

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.

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