Operated by the Armstrong County Educational Trust, the Crooked Creek Environmental Learning Center consists of two buildings set on 31 acres of park, meadow and forest, which is located next door to the 2,600-acre Crooked Creek Lake Recreation Area. The main building holds a multi-purpose room with a fully equipped kitchen, a dormitory with overnight accommodations for 26 people, and a lodge-style great room housing an extensive collection of mounted animals that includes large birds, mammals, fish, and snakes. The second building holds a conference room, kitchen, and office space, a kitchen, and storage.
The Crooked Creek Lake Recreation Area is a U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers administer site surrounding Crooked Creek Lake in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania. The lake was created by the construction of the Crooked Creek Dam, authorized by the Flood Control Acts of 1936 and 1938. This project is intended to control flooding along the Allegheny River basin.
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.
There are also 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.
Varies per event or program.
Free, on-site parking is available.