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Completed in 1940, Crooked Creek Lake Park provides flood protection for the lower Allegheny and Ohio rivers. It used to be a state park, but is now managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The website claims that there is an admission fee, but I have never seen anyone collect a fee.
With Tunnelville Beach, the park has a coarse sand beach that gets real popular in summer.
For people like us who love to kayak, the park has a Boat Launch. The boatable area from the boat launch to the fenced off area near the dam is about 2 miles.
I am not aware that there are any kayak rentals around.
There are several trails in the park. We have hiked the 1.4 mile long Laurel Point Trail. The trail is probably the best marked trail that I have ever seen in Pittsburgh. Unfortunately, the trail was not maintained and overgrown and we were often only able to follow the trail because of the good markings on the trees (blue blaze symbol).
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