P.O. Box 573, Angola, IN 46703

A Message From Your Board

Here are a few items for your information and your calendars:

A. Our big Independence Holiday week will soon be here. We still need additional funds to pay for our $10,000 FIREWORKS display on June 30. Please click on the Lake Activities link above and consider a donation or an additional one to help us. You can follow the links and donate on line or send a check to CLA at PO Box 573, Angola 46703.

And don't forget we have our LIGHT THE LAKE RED event on June 30, 10:00 PM. Flares are available at Rural King and Walmart.

Our annual FREEDOM 5 Run and Walk is our next event on July 4. You can register by going to the Lake Activities link above and click Freedom 5. And we are still seeking sponsors for the event as well. You can also do that on the Freedom 5 Link, or send a check to our post office box. As always, many thanks for your support! Let's all have a Fun and Safe holiday!.

B. The 2018 Boating Information Class will be on Saturday, June 16, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM at the Chapel of the Lakes Presbyterian Church. Lunch is provided. This is a great opportunity for those adults who are relatively new to boating as well as teenagers who should have this class before getting the key. Check the Lake Environment Page link for registration and other information.

C. Some other Good News relates to our garbage/recycling agreement for Crooked Lake set to expire on June 30, 2018. We CLA Members currently pay $48.66 per quarter, and we were able to negotiate a new 3 year agreement with Republic Services effective on July 1 with no increase in rates for the first two years! Republic is allowed up to a 5% rate increase for the third year. As you may know, this service includes a large dumpster for garbage pick up on Mondays, and a large recycle dumpster for recyclables picked up twice a month. If you are not a Republic customer and want to take advantage of this great deal for members of the Crooked Lake Association, you can call them at 800-876-9001. On a related matter regarding Republic Services, some of our members have reported being charged a higher rate than $48.66 per quarter. If you have been a CLA member and have had to pay more than $48.66/quarter, you can ask for an adjustment. Contact Megan Powell at 260-442-3234 for the details.

D. Please send in your 2018 dues and donations if you have not already done so. You should have received your dues mailer in March. If for some reason you did not, there is a link on our homepage to a 2018 dues form you can print out and send in.

Wishing you all a great and safe Summer at the Lake!

Where to dispose of yard waste and household trash

The waste district shared some reminders as we go into Spring and Summer. The Steuben County center is at 2251 W County Rd 175 N right next to the 4 H Park on our lake. They continue to receive yard waste including grass, leaves, trimmings, etc. at no charge.
They also now take household trash for a fee. For example, a level pick up fee is $50 and an overfull load is $60. A trash bag full is $5. They also take appliances, furniture, bedding, tires, and even old boats at a cost of $20 per foot. The Crooked Lake site is open 8 AM-7PM Mon through Fri, and Sat from 8 AM - 3 PM beginning April 16. Call 260-316-1312 for more information.
The waste district also takes paint, oil and chemicals at their Ashley site,  call 260 587-3063


Become a Sponsor of the Freedom Five Race

Open a Sponsor Application Form


Take a look at Freedom Five page for more 2017 photos.

   The Newton Family Greet Freedom Five Participants


  Trishia Stites photo of enthusiastic race participants

Whats New-
Website Updates

Indiana Boating Regulations-Read

2018 Republic Services Trash and Recycling Calendar- Printable Calendar

2018  Indiana Boater Education Class-go to Lake Environment page for this years course in the area.

Read the latest Board 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.

2018 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)
                Print this Schedule

May 28 9:00 am*-Memorial Day meeting at the 4H Park

June 16th. 8:00 am – 3:00 pm  Safe Boating Class

June 22-24-Sandbar Music Festival

June 30*-Crooked Lake Garage Sale

June 30*- Fireworks on Saturday at Dark

June 30*-Light the Lake Red at 10:00 PM

July 4th*-6th Annual Crooked Lake Freedom5

July 6-7 Balloons Aloft-at Angola High School

September 3rd 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:

2018 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 Al Christoules at albertc14@gmail.com 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.

Found-A marker buoy floated into my pier. It can be found on the end of my pier located west of Captain’s Cabin, 3rd pier from the point (220 Lane 160) or call 765-425-6207.




Latest Snapshots

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

2016 Fireworks Over The Lake

by Trishia Stites

2016 Fireworks

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
P: (260) 485-3176
Fax: (260) 485-8694
Email Us For Information

What Your Association Can Do For You

Read about Crooked Lake Association and Join Us-Open the printable membership form