The bank of the Deep River offers a pleasant place for a picnic or a nap in the grass.
The Deep River is actually fairly shallow as it runs through the park. Apparently, its name was inspired by deeper stretches of water downstream.
Built in the late 1800s, this was the most productive mill in Lake County for many years. By 1930, the mill lay abandoned until it was renovated by the county and opened to the public in 1977.
On the first floor of the mill, you can watch the 4,000-pound millstones (now powered by electricity rather than the river) pulverizing various grains that are loaded into cotton bags and offered for sale.
The park contains the home field of the Deep River Grinders, a vintage baseball team that takes on teams from across the Midwest, playing in accordance with 33 rules in effect in 1858.
The park’s gazebo is a popular place for summer weddings.