Deer Lake is a gorgeous 6 square mile lake with a shoreline of 22 miles. In Deer Lake you can hit upon good northern pike, smallmouth bass, walleye, bass, bluegill and largemouth bass.
There are nice places to discover along the Wilson Lake Trail. Go for a hike on the Valley River Trail; Thistledew Lake is a nearby lake that you could stop at. While you're here at Deer Lake, you could also stop at picturesque Candy Lake, and a nice site like
Scenic State Park is too magnificent to leave out. This lake is so wonderful. Thistledew Campground is a good local campground, and great hiking is available along the Holstrum Spur Trail.