Pittsburgh July 02, 2017
The Underrated Lake Near Pittsburgh That’s Perfect For A Summer Day
Pittsburghers have no shortage of rivers and lakes to play in and on in the summer. With all of the beautiful bodies of water in and near Pittsburgh, some get overlooked. Next time you’re in the mood for lounging in the sun, water skiing, or camping under the stars, journey to this spectacular yet underrated lake near Pittsburgh.
Pack up the car with your favorite beach, fishing, and camping gear for the nearly hour long drive to Crooked Creek Lake in Ford City.
Travel early enough in the morning and discover jaw dropping views of the rising sun as you cross over Crooked Creek Lake Dam.
Find plenty to do once you arrive at the lake, where you can throw your favorite beach chair or towel on the sand and slip into the lake for a day of swimming or...
Kayaking or canoeing. Or, slip your water skis on and spend the day gliding along the picturesque lake. (A boat launch is available.)
Crooked Creek Lake also promises ample opportunity to catch fish, including bass, crappie, and sunfish.
Picnic on a table under the shade of a tree or head to one of the six shelters that each feature a charcoal grill and picnic tables.
Watch the kids play on the colorful playground or...
Gather round a cornhole board, in the camping area, for a lively game of toss the bean bag.
Keep an eye out for the many wildlife that inhabit Crooked Creek Lake and its shores.
Summer provides the perfect backdrop for a trip to Crooked Creek Lake but the park and the lake also leap alive in the winter with ice skating, cross country skiing, sled riding, and hiking.
Head to the campground for an evening under the stars - park your RV or pitch a tent for a more primitive camping experience or...
Watch the sky turn shades of fiery red and gold as the sun sets behind the lake before you head home.
Crooked Creek Lake
114 Main Park Road
Ford City, PA 16226
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leisurely day on the water – then watch a jaw dropping sunset – at this underrated lake near Pittsburgh.