Interested in Joining Deercreek Recreation Club?
Come to one of our Open Houses.  To find out when our next open house is and schedule your appointment, please contact our Membership Director  Take a tour, have your questions answered and feel free to sign up for our current or next season.  When you arrive, please check-in inside the clubhouse with our Membership Director.
Membership Profile
People choose to join our recreation club for a variety of reasons.  Some are looking for a great place to fish, others enjoy camping and swimming.  We also have a variety of shooting sports including deer hunting (bow and slug), waterfowl hunting, 3D archery, and trap shooting.  We have singles, young families, second and third-generation club members, and senior citizens. How to apply?

First, we recommend that you visit us and tour our facility at which time we can learn more about your interests and the benefits you would like to receive from the club.   As a members-only club, we restrict access to our property so you will need to meet with one of our directors before you come to make sure someone will be available to welcome you.  Send an email to  or leave a message on the club phone at (815) 267-0105 and someone will be in touch with you promptly.  For directions to the club, see our home page.

If you decide to join the club, we will have you fill out a membership application including authorization for a criminal background check for all adults on the membership.  We will provide you with a complete membership packet. Club access will be granted as soon as the criminal background check has cleared. Following this, your gate access cards will be sent via US Mail, or arrangements may be made with the Membership Director. Your membership will then be active and you are free to start using the club from that point forward. You will not be allowed to use the club until the criminal background checks have cleared. Final membership acceptance is contingent upon Board approval and presented by the Membership Director.

We do not accept convicted felons or sex offenders as members.

If a membership is not approved, all fees will be refunded excluding the cost of the criminal background checks.


Hunting in Fall
Prospective members interested in deer hunting in the fall must be members prior to 3/31/2022 and participate in the Hunters Qualification.  If you qualified in previous years, you do not need to qualify as long as you have remained an active hunter each year since qualification.


Membership Levels and Rates
Yearly Membership:
Primitive camping, fishing, 3D archery, club trap shooting, swimming
Annual Dues:  $820 ($250 Will be refunded when both work parties are complete.)
Full Membership:
Hunting, camping, fishing, 3D archery, club trap shooting, swimming, and yearly camper registration (additional fee).
First-year: Membership Initiation $1,050, and Annual Dues $570*
Each year thereafter: Annual Dues:  $570*
Annual Beach Membership: Annual Dues: $125.00
*Additional permits, boat racks, trailers, and activity fees may apply.
Prices are subject to change without notice.


We are also on Facebook at Deer Creek Recreation Club