About the Park
The recreation area is a destination for many visitors each year and offers a variety of activities to suit all interests. The lake is popular for boating and other water sports, while many activities are enjoyed on land as well.
There are walking and hiking trails throughout the park of varying difficulties; a list of trails and a map can be found here. Other on-land activities available include disc golf, volleyball, horseshoe pits, cornhole boards, camping (RV, primitive sites, & cabins available for a fee), and picnicking (pavilions may be reserved for a fee).
Along the lakefront, there is a beach perfect for spending a hot summer day lounging in the sand or swimming in the lake. Playground and picnic areas are located nearby.
The 790-acre lake itself is great for all kinds of on-water activity. Boating, sailing, kayaking, and fishing are just a few of the activities seen on the lake. The lake is also inhabited by a variety of fish including bass, northern pike, panfish, pickerel and walleye. Motorboats must display valid registration. Children 12 years of age or younger are required to wear a life jacket when underway on a boat that is 20′ or less and all canoes/kayaks. Watercraft operators, passengers, sailboarders, water skiers or anyone being towed behind a boat must also wear a life jacket.
Overall, Curwensville Lake offers many opportunities to entertain the whole family. For more information, click here.
Note: There is a fee to enter the recreation area, as well as additional fees for pavilions, camping, some activities, and rentals. Current rates can be viewed here.
Parking and Trail Access
Curwensville Lake Recreation Area is located in the Susquehanna Greenway, Pennsylvania Wilds, and Lumber Heritage Region just 15 minutes from Exit 120 off I-80. Built primarily for flood control and water storage, the lake and dam bring many recreational benefits to the area. The lake is actually created by a dam in the Susquehanna River that extends 2,850 feet in length and over 130 feet above the riverbed. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operates the dam while Clearfield County manages and maintains the recreation area.