Lakes & Rivers

 

MAHONING CREEK LAKE AND DAM

RR#1 Box 229
New Bethlehem, PA 16242
Ph: 814-257-8811Mahoning Creek LakeSituated among steep-sided valleys and forested hillsides, Mahoning Creek Lake is surrounded by the rugged and striking terrain of western Pennsylvania. Boating and fishing, hiking, camping and picnicking are a few of the outdoor activities one can enjoy here.Boating on Mahoning Creek is limited to 10 hp. Canoeists, fishermen, and small boaters will appreciate the peaceful and relaxed atmosphere that is characteristic of the lake.Located in the area of the dam is a tree shaded picnic area with modern restrooms, grills, picnic tables, playground and walking trails.Call to schedule a thrilling tour of the dam which bills itself as “The best Dam tour in the world!”

KEYSTONE LAKE
Keystone Lake comprises 850 acres stretching 5.5 miles and is the largest lake in Armstrong County. The lake contains shall

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ows and wetlands, and gets as deep as 90 feet.

Owned and operated by Reliant Energy as a cooling water supply for Keystone Power Plant, the lake and surrounding area is open for public use and is controlled by the PA Fish & Boat Commission and all their rules and regulations. No swimming is allowed in the lake, but boats up to 9.9 horse power are allowed.

Keystone Lake provides an excellent warm water fishery with large and small mouth Bass, Walleye, Musky, Perch, Crappies, Bluegills, Sunfish, Pumpkin Heads, and Trout (stocked). A Trophy Bass Lake, professional tournaments have been held here.

The Lake has two formal boat launches at NuMine (north shore) – off of Route 85 at White Oak Road, and Atwood (south shore) – off of Route 210 at the village of Atwood. These are excellent facilities with large parking areas. There are also several primitive access areas around the lake.

Several thousand acres surrounding the lake are open to hunting (PA Game Commission laws and regulations apply). If winter weather conditions permit, Keystone Lake is an excellent place for ice fishing!

CROOKED CREEK LAKE
RD#3 Box 323A
Ford City, PA 16226
Ph: 724-763-3161
Web: www.lrp.usace.army.milCrooked Creek Lake 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.Visitors will also find they can pursue a variety of outdoor activities at the project with its numerous well maintained facilities available for their enjoyment. For those who enjoy the outdoors a visit to Crooked Creek can be a rewarding experience.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 water-skiing 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, musky, sunfish, and crappie.

Picnicking is well liked at Crooked Creek. There are six centrally located picnic areas maintained by the Corps that provide picnic tables and charcoal grills.

 

Allegheny River

Armstrong County has a truly spectacular waterway within its boundaries, the Allegheny River.  Recreational boaters as well as seasoned sportsmen have enjoyed the many benefits of this scenic and popular waterway.

Great fishing opportunities abound on the Allegheny!  The river’s bounty boasts a variety of species including: small-mouth bass, walleye, musky, and catfish.  In fact, 47 different varieties of fish can be found in sections of he Allegheny.  Whether fishing from a secluded bank or from the bow of you boat, anglers are sure to find plenty of exciting fishing action on the Allegheny.A great place for recreational boating, water fun including skiing, swimming, and tubing are favorite activities of Allegheny River recreational boaters.  Bring your boat to any one of our public or private marinas and launches to get in on all the action.Kiski River

The kiskiminetas River is an absolutely gorgeous river that makes up the entire southern border of Armstrong County.  An official state water trail, it was also voted PA River of the Year in 2000.  The Kiski is fast becoming THE destination for acoeing, kayaking, and fishing.  As a historical part of the Pennsylvania Mainline Canal, you will also find histrical sites along the shore dating back to the early 1800′s.  Now officially designated as a key link in the Pittsburgh to Harrisburg Mainline Canal Greenway, the Kiski river is sure to impress!  Come see what it’s all about.

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