Creek is one of a string of campgrounds located
on the East Fork of the Black River. All of the campgrounds
on the East Fork are first come first served. Deer Creek
is a nice campground which is only 50 yards or so from the
East Fork of the Black River. The dirt road is well maintained
but can get dusty over the weekends. All of the campsites
on the river fill quickly every weekend so be sure to arrive
early or come during the week. Every time I have been there
has been Sunday - Tuesday and I have missed the weekend
crowd every time. The campsites are well shaded by Ponderosa
on the East Fork has its rewards. This is fly fishing heaven.
Rainbow, brook and brown trout can be easily caught. an
11 pound 7 ounce rainbow was caught here in 2003 just above Aspen Campground. Occasionally
you might catch an Apache trout (noted by it's green scales)
or a smallmouth bass that might work its way up the river
during the summer months.
the Big Lake entrance head up the dirt road towards Three
Forks 7.5 miles on FR 113 which turns into FR 249. Turn
Right at the FR 403 (signs also guide the way) and travel
3 miles to FR 276. Follow FR 276 along the river approx.
5.5 miles to the campground.