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Woodcock Creek Lake campgrounds closed for 2023 season

Pittsburgh District
Published Feb. 22, 2023
The welcome sign at Woodcock Creek Lake Park and Campground.

The welcome sign at Woodcock Creek Lake Park and Campground.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District is announcing that the Woodcock Lake Park Campground at Woodcock Creek Lake will be closed for the 2023 recreation season. 

Woodcock Lake park’s remaining day-use areas, including the swim beach, boat ramp, hiking trails, shelters and roadways, will remain open for public use. 

Other nearby Corps-owned campgrounds open for the 2023 season are Tionesta Lake in Tionesta, PA, and Shenango River

Lake in Hermitage, PA. Reservations at these facilities may be made online at

The district reached this decision after a comprehensive review of past usage metrics and current budgetary constraints, resulting in an inability to operate the site at the safety and recreation standards maintained in the past.

In 2020, the 17-year lease agreement with Crawford County was terminated. Since then, the Corps of Engineers has been working diligently to identify a new third-party lease agreement to operate the campgrounds in the future.  


For more information, please contact the Woodcock Creek Lake Office at 814-763-4422/4477.

Media can contact the Public Affairs office at or 412-395-7500.


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Release no. 23-004

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