P.O. Box 573, Angola, IN 46703

Message From Your Board


  • In mid September an article appeared in the local newspaper with the headline, Human bacteria flowing into Crooked Lake. Please know that your Board is aware of this situation. We have been working with Pete Hippensteel and the Steuben County Lakes Council for many years to support water quality testing of the ditches that drain into our lake near the county park. DNA testing of these waters, however, was only recently made available to us.

    The results confirmed our suspicions that both the Carpenter and the Palfreyman Ditch show human sources of DNA bacteria in their waters. In other words, we now have have proof that human feces is draining into these ditches . The source has not been confirmed, but is most likely from failing septic tanks draining into the ditches.

    We will continue to work with the Lakes Council and other organizations in an effort to improve this concern. More information will be made available to our members when it becomes available.

  • Reminder: the NE Solid Waste District continues to accept landscape waste (leaves, grass, and brush) at their Crooked Lake Site on CR 175 N adjacent to the Steuben County 4H Fairgrounds. Fall hours to receive waste are M-F, 8 AM - 7PM, and Saturday 8-3.

  • We recently learned of two more break ins and items stolen on our lake in mid September.Attached is the NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH INFORMATION MEETING outline from early April.
    Please read this important information.

  • If you see her, don’t forget to thank our 2019 Freedom 5 Premier Sponsor Patti Patti Zeisler Couperthwaite with Bug the Lake Lady - Northeast Indiana Lake Homes!





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    Whats New-
    Website Updates

    2019 Labor Day Meeting Minutes

    2019 Memorial Day Meeting Minutes

    2019 Freedom Five-Register Here

    Indiana Boating Regulations-Read

    2019 Republic Services Trash and Recycling Calendar- Printable Calendar

    2019  Indiana Boater Education Class-go to Lake Environment page for this years course in the area. Nearest course is Thunder Lakes Indoor Shooting Range across from Dry Dock on June 8th or you may want to take the class online at Indiana DNR.

    Read the Labor Day Membership Meeting Minutes that can be found on the Public Affairs page.

    Check out the recent additions to the History page and added photos throughtout the site.

    2019 Summer Calendar

    We look forward to seeing you at our Memorial Day meeting as we kick off the new lake season! (*Indicates Crooked Lake Assn Sponsored Events)
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    May 27 9:00 am*-Memorial Day meeting at the 4H Park

    TBA -Safe Boating Class  8:00 am – 3:00 pm Safe Boating Class

    June 21, 22-Sandbar Music Festival

    June 29th*-Crooked Lake Garage Sale

    July 4th*-7th Annual Crooked Lake Freedom5 walk
    and run

    July 6th*-Fireworks at Dark and Light the Lake Red at 10:00 pm

    July 12, 13 - Balloons Aloft at Angola High School

    September 2nd 9:00 am*-Labor Day meeting at 4H Park

    Membership Dues

    If you are not currently a member of our association, please consider joining. Dues are $75 per year. This includes a discount on your garbage pick-up cost. You can mail your dues to Crooked Lake Association, P.O. Box 573, Angola, IN 46703. Any association officer or board member would also be glad to take your membership information. Please make your check payable to the Crooked Lake Assn., Inc.

    Click here to download a printable dues form:

    2019 Fillable and Printable Dues form

    We now accept Pay Pal as an available payment method. We can accept payments for dues, donations,  and race registration payments. We have had several members suggest that we should accept payments online. As always we still will accept cash and checks. For those who are not familiar with Pay-Pal, it is a way for us to accept payments online and also accept credit card payments. If you do not have a Pay-Pal account we can still accept your major credit card for payment. You can print a form and fill out the credit card information and send in for payment. We will also be at the Memorial Day meeting and be able to swipe your credit card for payment. We hope you find this to be helpful and convenient.

    Annual Dues

    Important Meeting Dates

    To find all of the meetings and services important to the Crooked Lake Association go to the Public Affairs page.

    Lost and Found

    To post a lost or found item, please email us with Lost and Found in the subject line. Please include all pertinent information about the item, including best way to contact you and your item will be added to this site and a Facebook post will be made. Furthermore, please let us know when the item has been found or claimed so we can remove it. This email address will not likely generate a reply. To contact a specific board member, please see their contact information on the public affairs page. Thank you.





    Lake Snapshots

    Have a recent photo?  Send it to us and we will try to post it here.

    Fireworks Over The Lake

    by Trishia Stites


    by Sara Knafel

    Late in the Day Moment

    by Dana Murphy

    Aquatic Lake Flowers

    by Sara Knafel


    The mission of the Crooked Lake Association is to maintain and improve the quality of lake living for all properties that surround our beautiful lake community. We are a group of individuals, moms and dads, old and young, employed and retired, that strive to achieve this mission by volunteering our time and talents to the association.


    Crooked Lake Association
    P.O. Box 573
    Angola, Indiana 46703
    Email Us For Information

    Here’s How To Join

    Open the printable membership form