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Deer Creek Picnic Area at Mt. Charleston

Deer Creek Picnic Area at Mt. Charleston

Deer Creek Picnic Area Overview

The Deer Creek Picnic site is a free daily-use picnic area that is first-come-first-served.

There is a wooded path that has a seasonal stream that flows alongside the picnic area.

The picnic area is managed by the US Forest Service.

How to Get to Deer Creek Picnic Area

Deer Creek Picnic Area Location

The Deer Creek Picnic Area is found about halfway along the Deer Creek Highway, Hwy 158 at 1200 Old Park Road, Mount Charleston, NV.

Latitude | 36.3144 and Longitude | -115.6212


No fee and is first-come, first-served.

Hours Open

There are no hours of operation but since it is day use, consider it dawn to dusk usage.

Parking at Deer Creek Picnic Area

The parking lot is on the east side of the road between the Desert Overlook and North Loop Trailhead.

Best Time of Year to Visit

Warmer months are the perfect time to visit the picnic area and enjoy the area and its surroundings.


Yes, the area is dog friendly as long as the dog is on a 6′ leash or shorter.

Restrooms at Deer Creek Picnic Area

There are two vault toilets available for use across the road where you park.

Cell Phone Service at Deer Creek Picnic Area

Unknown at this time.

Wheelchair Accessibility

Unknown at this time.

Water Sources

There is no running water on-site so bring your own for drinking and cleaning use.


Due to a fire restriction, picnickers are not allowed to use charcoal or hardwood fires for grilling so if you want to heat up your picnic, you will need to bring a propane grill with an ON/OFF switch.

Prohibited Items at Deer Creek Picnic Area

  • Fireworks
  • Charcoal fires
  • Hardwood fires

Additional Photos

None at this time.

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Deer Creek Picnic Area at Mt. Charleston