Overlook Recreation Area

Woodcock Creek Lake

Woodcock Creek Lake is operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Woodcock Creek Lake provides visitors with the chance to enjoy a number of outdoor recreational opportunities. There is a new, reservable picnic shelter located in the Overlook Recreation Area. The shelter is reservable for a $50 fee but is also available as first-come-first-serve with no fees attached. The US Army Corps of Engineers Recreation Areas and facilities are Day Use Only

Picnic shelter that will accommodate 30-40 people. There is drinking water from a hydrant and electricity at the shelter. There is a restroom nearby and a large, paved parking lot. The picnic shelter, sidewalks and restrooms and parking lot are all accessible.

Natural Features

Woodcock Creek Lake is located in NW Pennsylvania offering rolling hills, beautiful woodlands and a beautiful lake.

Nearby Attractions

Nearby communities include Sagertown, Meadville, Cambridge Springs, Conneaut Lake, Edinboro and Erie. We are just minutes from I-79 and easy to get to.


Woodcock Creek Lake provides walking/hiking trails, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, walking across the 1 mile long dam, disc golf course, picnic shelter and picnic tables/grills, playground and fishing both in the lake (9hp limit) and in the Ourflow Recreation Area stocked stream. Other recreational activities are managed by our partners. Crawford County Conservation District manages Stainbrook Park below the dam. They have reservable picnic shelters, walking paths, a visitor center with interpretive programs. Woodcock Lake Park, on the South side of the lake is managed by Crawford County Commissioners. Woodcock Lake Park manages a campground with shower/restroom facilities, playground, reservable picnic shelters, swim beach and boat launch (9 hp limit). The park also has walking/hiking paths that connect to the Dams paths.

Contact Information



22079 State Highway 198 Saegertown PA 16433

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 814-763-4422

Rental Options

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Driving Directions

From I-79 take Exit 154 proceed on route 198 for 7 miles East through Saegertown to Woodcock Creek Lake Dam. The Overlook Recreation Area and picnic shelter are approximately 1/4 mile past the dam, on the right. From Meadville take route 86 North for approximately 4 miles and turn right on Route 198. From Cambridge Springs take Route 86 South for approximately 8 miles left on Route 198. 

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