The Deer Creek Picnic Area is found about halfway along the Deer Creek Highway, Hwy 158, with a parking lot and restroom on one sde of the road and the trail to picnic sites on the other. The wooded path has a seasonal stream that runs alongside it, with tables along the way. The area has no fee and is first come, first served. Picnickers will want to bring a propane-type grill with and "On/Off" switch as there are no grills provided and fire restrictions prevent use of charcoal or wood fires.
Always check the Spring Mountains Weekly Update for current open status and fire restrictions: Weekly Update