|Water location||tap water, potable|
Crooked Creek is a staff camp located in the Philmont South Country.
The camp is one of two on Philmont (Black Mountain being the other) that does not have a road going into it. Therefore, Crooked Creek is one of the two most rustic and authentic staff camps. Staff members pack their food in on burros and carry water up from a spring that is at least a few hundred yards down a hill.
The homesteading program generally consists of: historic cabin tours, candle making, wood splitting with an axe, cross-cut saws, woodworking, horse-shoe throwing, relaxing in the meadow or on the porch, and homesteader bowling.