Crooked Creek Lake

Crooked Creek Lake

The Crooked Creek Lake location is in Ford City, Pennsylvania
16226. This page provides detailed contact information for this campground location including the campground phone number, office hours, reservation information and driving directions.

If you have any questions about the Crooked Creek Lake facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.

114 Park Main Rd

Ford City

Phone number


Campground information Ford City, Pennsylvania


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 $4 million 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 $548 million.
Crooked creek also stores water and releases it downstream during dry periods to improve water quality and quantity for domestic and industrial use, navigation, recreation, aesthetics and aquatic life.


The lake and its miles of scenic shoreline provide unlimited opportunities for water-based recreation. A boat launch with ample trailer parking is available for boating and waterskiing enthusiasts. Swimmers and sunbathers will especially appreciate the lake’s sandy, peninsula beach.

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.

Picnicking is well liked at Crooked Creek. There are several picnic areas maintained by the Corps that are provided with tables and charcoal grills. There are six picnic shelters with picnic tables and grills, along with a 46 site family campground

Crooked Creek Lake also offers a 9 hole disc golf course located at the Justice Pavilion.


Independence Pavilion is located on the beach road and offers a ball field, and horseshoe pits. Across the parking lot is a flush restroom. Heritage Pavilion is located on Overlook Rd and offers a beautiful view of the dam and control tower. Horseshoe pits and a ball field are in close vicinity. A flush restroom is within walking distance of the pavilion. Justice Pavilion is located behind the park office and offers a private area with a small pond, and access to the disc golf course. A vault toilet is within a short walking distance.

Natural Features

Nestled among the rolling hills of western Pennsylvania, Crooked Creek Lake is an ideal setting for year round outdoor activities. Located only 30 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites you to discover the scenic beauty of the lake and surrounding countryside at the Crooked Creek project.

Nearby Attractions

The long distance hiker will enjoy the 141-mile Baker Trail which crosses Crooked Creek Lake on its course through western Pennsylvania. The Crooked Creek Outdoor Discovery Center is operated by the Armstrong Center for Community Learning. It is used by groups and agencies interested in environmental stewardship and offers a variety of educational programs. To learn more, please visit: . 

Approximately two miles away from the park, Crooked Creek Horse Park, operated by the Fort Armstrong Horsemen’s Association, offers horse staging facilities, stalls, and miles of horseback riding trails.

Charges & Cancellations

Frequently Asked Questions About 114 Park Main Rd Ford City, PA

How do I make a reservation with Crooked Creek Lake?

To make reservations at Crooked Creek Lake, you can call the office at 724-763-3161.

Where is Crooked Creek Lake located?

The Crooked Creek Lake is located at 114 Park Main Rd in Ford City,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.

Does Crooked Creek Lake have tent or RV camping?

Crooked Creek Lake offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at 724-763-3161 to make sure things haven’t changed.

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