Susquehanna State Park

Picnicking

The Deer Creek picnic area offers shaded picnic tables, grills, two picnic shelters and a modern restroom. Large open fields close by are great for family games or blanket and basket picnics. A freshwater pond is on site and is ideal for the novice angler. The pavilions are available for rent from March through October, and are perfect for your family reunion or company picnic. Pavilion use is by reservation only.

Deer Creek Picnic Area Rules and Important Information:

  • No alcohol. Alcohol is ONLY permitted at the shelters and ONLY if an alcohol permit has been purchased at the time the reservation was made.
  • This area is open 10 a.m. to Sunset.
  • Pets are permitted in this area year round and must be leashed at all times. Horses are prohibited inside the picnic areas.
  • Maryland State Parks are trash free. You must take your trash home with you when you leave.
  • The day use service charge for this area is:
    Daily $2 per vehicle; out-of-state residents $4 per vehicle.
  • Click here for camping season beginning and ending dates, and camping and shelter service charges.