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...
Status: Closed through Wed Apr 30 2014   Season Dates

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  • 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
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Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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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 Apr 25 2014 - Thu Apr 23 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 Apr 25 2014 - Thu Apr 23 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 Thu May 01 2014 Tue Sep 30 2014
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 2014 -
Sep 30 2014
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