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SOUTH SHORE RECREATION AREA, PA

South Shore Recreation Area is located on the south side of the Cowanesque Lake along State Route 49, just five miles west of Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania. The area is easily accessible from Route 15 and offers a great location for boating, picnicking and fishing.Cowanesque Lake is...
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Know Before You Go
  • A reservation provides exclusive use of the shelter for the entire day
  • Please be sure to bring your confirmation letter with you on the day of your reservation
  • Do not attach signs, balloons, streamers, etc. to any signs in the recreation area


  • DAY USE SHELTER USERS:

    Day use hours, which include picnic shelters, are 8:00 a.m. to sunset.

    Please refer to list of amenities at shelter sites listed in “Site Details.” Restrooms and dumpsters provided at each shelter. Lambs Creek Recreation Area has a carry in carry out trash receptacle policy.

    Please do not attach signs, balloons, streamer, etc., to any signs in the recreation area.

    It is the responsibility of the site holder to return any picnic tables removed from the shelter before departing the facility.

    Set up of tents, chairs, or other items may require a special use permit. Contact the project office at 570-835-5281 for additional information.

    Do not drive vehicles to shelters, please contact project office if you have an access problem.

    Please bring your confirmation letter the day of your reservation.

    Please obey all speed limits. Drive carefully and watch for children.

    Pets are permitted but must be penned, caged, on a leash under six feet in length or otherwise be physically restrained.

    Bobby the water safety dog says, “Always swim with a buddy, never alone!”

    Updates and Additional information at these links:

    https://www.facebook.com/thclakes
    http://www.nab.usace.army.mil/Missions/DamsRecreation/TiogaHammond.aspx http://www.nab.usace.army.mil/Missions/DamsRecreation/CowanesqueLake.aspx https://www.facebook.com/friendsofthclakes
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    ** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
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    Overview

    Overview

    South Shore Recreation Area is located on the south side of the Cowanesque Lake along State Route 49, just five miles west of Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania. The area is easily accessible from Route 15 and offers a great location for boating, picnicking and fishing.

    Natural Features:

    Cowanesque Lake is situated in the Endless Mountains region of Pennsylvania, along the Allegheny Plateau in the Appalachian Mountains. The surrounding land paints a scenic picture of rolling terrain and open fields.

    Recreation:

    Cowanesque Lake offers a variety of outdoor activities including boating and fishing. A variety of native fish inhabits the area's streams and lakes. The North and South Tailrace areas provide access for fishing below the dam.

    The fields and forests around the lake are popular destinations for hunters looking for large and small game species that inhabit the eastern hardwood forests.

    Many miles of hiking trails circle the lake, including the Mid State Trail, which travels through the recreation area. It links the trails at Cowanesque and nearby Hammond Lake into a long path that extends all the way through Pennsylvania from Maryland to New York.

    Facilities:

    The recreation area offers three group shelters. The Iroquois and Oneida Shelters have electric and water hookups; the Mohawk Shelter has water hookups only. All three sites are fully accessible and comfortably accommodate groups of up to 100 people in a lovely lakeside setting.

    Booking Window

    SHELTER ELECTRIC

    Fri Oct 24 2014 - Thu Oct 22 2015

    Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

    SHELTER NONELECTRIC

    Fri Oct 24 2014 - Thu Oct 22 2015

    Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

    Season Dates

    Season Schedule

    Park Season Start End
    Peak Fri May 01 2015 Wed Sep 30 2015
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Accessible Boat Dock
    • Accessible Fishing Dock
    • Accessible Picnic Shelters
    • Accessible Swimming
    • Accessible Vault Toilets
    • Beach
    • Boat Ramp
    • Boating
    • Drinking Water
    • Fishing
    • Grills
    • Hiking
    • Horseshoe Pit
    • Lake Access
    • Outdoor Showers
    • Playground
    • Tables
    • Trash Collection
    • Volleyball Courts
    Within 10 Miles
    • ATM
    • Auto Repair Shop
    • Bait Shop
    • Fuel Available
    • General Store
    • Grocery Store
    • Ice
    • Restaurant
    Fees and Cancellation Policies

    Fees and Cancellation

    Fee Information
    Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

    Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
    Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

    Changes and Cancellations
    A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


    Facility Rates*
    Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
    Peak Season
    May 01 2015 -
    Sep 30 2015
    SHELTER NONELECTRIC $35.00-$75.00
    SHELTER ELECTRIC $40.00-$80.00

    *Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
    **Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
    Getting There
    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    41.97444, -77.20889
    41°58'28"N, 77°12'32"W

    From US 15 South, take the Lawrenceville Exit. At the bottom of the ramp, turn right onto State Route 49. Recreation Area will be on the right approxmately 5 miles.

    From US 15 North, take the Lawrenceville exit. At the bottom of the ramp turn left. Recreation area will be on the right approximately 5 miles.
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    SOUTH SHORE RECREATION AREA
    Cowanesque Lake, 710 Ives Run Lane (mailing)
    Tioga  PA  16946

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (570)835-5281