Crooked Creek Lake

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Crooked Creek Lake

Pennsylvania

(724) 763-3161

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Overview

Authorized by the Flood Control Acts of 1936 and 1938, Crooked Creek Lake is one of 16 flood control projects in the Pittsburgh District. An important link in a system of flood control projects, Crooked Creek provides flood protection for the lower Allegheny and Ohio rivers. The construction cost of over four million dollars appears small when compared to the giant saving which have resulted. Since its completion in 1940, the project has prevented flood damages estimated to be in excess of five hundred thirty-five million dollars.

Crooked creek also stores water and releases it downstream during dry periods to improve water quality and quantity for domestic and industrial use, navigation, recreations, esthetics and aquatic life.

A wide variety of recreational facilities can be found at the Corps-operated lake, including a large beach. There is good hunting in the area. Crooked Creek Rangers developed the Corps' first Auto Tour Trail. The trail takes in the local history of Armstrong County and local townships. Visitors are provided information on the one room schools of 1867, the first water-powered sawmill and depreciation lands awarded soldiers of the American Revolutionary War. The trail was the combined effort of the Rangers and local historians.

Map of Crooked Creek Lake

Latitude, Longitude: 40.697720, -79.173888

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Activities

  • Boating

    A boat launch with ample trailer parking is available for boating and waterskiing enthusiasts.

  • Camping

    Camping permitted at Crooked Creek Lake. Electric and non-electric sites available.

  • Fishing

    The great variety and abundance of fish found in the lake have lured many fishermen to its waters. Crooked Creek Lake has yielded many fine catches of bass, muskie, sunfish and crappie.

  • Hiking

    Hiking available. See Trail Map.

  • Horseback Riding

    The Crooked Creek Horse Park was developed in the area leased as Manor Township Recreation Area. It is maintained by The Fort Armstrong Horsemen's Association, Inc. They have many special events appealing to a variety of interests.

  • Hunting

    Hunting permitted. Follow all State regulations and restrictions.

  • Picnicking

    Picnicking is well liked at Crooked Creek. There are several picnic areas maintained by the Corps that are provided with tables and charcoal grills. The six picnic shelters are provided with picnic tables and grills.

  • RVing

    Camping permitted at Crooked Creek Lake. Electric and non-electric sites available.

  • Water Sports

    A boat launch with ample trailer parking is available for boating and waterskiing enthusiasts.

  • Winter Sports

    Please contact the park for information on winter sports.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(724) 763-3161

Weather

(724) 763-2764

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