- November 21 - Crooked Creek Master Plan Meeting
- 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
- Burrell Township Volunteer Fire Department, 108 Cochrans Mill Road, Ford City, PA 16226
Effective for the 2018 recreation season and beyond at Crooked Creek, the campground will no longer be first come, first served and will be by reservation only. Reservation can only be made through the National Recreation Reservation System in two ways, online at recreation.gov or by calling (877)444-6777. For more information, please contact Crooked Creek at (724)763-3161, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. through 3:30 p.m.
Pavilion Reservation Change
Effective for the 2017 recreation season and beyond at Crooked Creek, the park office will no longer process pavilion reservation. Reservation can only be made through the National Recreation Reservation System in two ways, online at recreation.gov or by calling (877)444-6777. Reservations are open year-round and can be made one year prior to the reservation date. For more information, please contact Crooked Creek at (724)763-3161, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. through 3:30 p.m. For a pavilion pricing click here.
Annual Day Use Pass
Fees of up to $4/day are charged at many U.S. Army Corps of Engineers day use areas, including beaches and boat launch ramps. America the Beautiful passes allow visitors to avoid having to pay day use fees each time they visit any U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operated day use area nationwide. America the Beautiful Access Passes are available at the Park Office, for qualifying individuals, for free and are valid for the life of the pass holder. Effective immediately, Crooked Creek Lake will only be issuing the Access Pass and the 4th Grade Pass and will no longer sell the Annual, Lifetime Senior or Annual Senior Pass. For more information on the America the Beautiful pass program or to purchase any other interagency pass to include the Annual, Lifetime Senior or Annual Senior pass online, please go to: https://store.usgs.gov/recreational-passes.
As the safety of our visitors is our top priority, all playgrounds at Crooked Creek Lake have gone through a thorough inspection according to the National Playground Safety Standards. Any equipment that has been deemed unsafe has been removed or blocked off from public access with the intention of being replaced in the near future. We apologize for the inconvenience. We know that these playgrounds, and some of the elements within are childhood favorites, however, the safety of current and future visitors has to remain our priority. Thank you for your patience during this transition. Here is a list of the planned changes to the various playgrounds:
The large metal slide and merry go round have been removed due to non-compliance with the regulations of the National Playground Safety Standards and will not be replaced. The remaining playground equipment has been temporarily removed, but will be reinstalled with proper drainage, surfacing, and fall zones.
The swings have been temporarily removed pending the installation of proper fall zones. This is in progress and we anticipate this to be rectified within the next few weeks. The slide has been blocked off from use and will be removed shortly. It will not be replaced in its current location. A new playground unit has been purchased for installation in the Spillway Recreation Area and will be installed in the near future.
This playground has been removed with the intention of being replaced with various playground equipment, as well as proper surfacing, drainage, and fall zones.
The Campground Playground remains intact and is in compliance with the National Playground Safety Standards.
The swings have been replaced with a Comet Spinner. New stand-alone swings will be installed with proper surfacing and fall zones in the near future.
Volunteer applications are now being accepted for a variety of opportunities to get involved at the park. Does spending some time meeting people in the park, handing out interpretive brochures and customer comment surveys sound interesting? Are you a Master Gardener and would like to improve the flower beds at the Visitor Center? How about a church group or scout troop that would like to help the staff with the Pennsylvania Adopt-A-Highway Program? Maybe you're a college student needing a place to earn credits on an internship. Call the Park Office at (724) 763-3161 and ask for the Volunteer Coordinator for more details and an application packet.
Environmental Learning Center
The Environmental Learning Center is under lease with the Armstrong Educational Trust. The Environmental Learning Center Coordinator can be reached at (724) 763-6316. To learn more about how you can enjoy this beautiful facility and surrounding grounds virtually visit at www.crookedcreekelc.org.
Crooked Creek Horse Park
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. To learn more about the recreational opportunities and how to contact them visit http://www.crookedcreekhorsepark.com/.