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LAWRENCE RECREATION AREA, PA

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Lawrence Recreation Area is a day-use facility on the south side of Cowanesque Lake. It is conveniently located on State Route 49 approximately 4 miles west of Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania. The area offers a great location for picnicking and shoreline fishing.Cowanesque Lake is situated in the...

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Overview

Lawrence Recreation Area is a day-use facility on the south side of Cowanesque Lake. It is conveniently located on State Route 49 approximately 4 miles west of Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania. The area offers a great location for picnicking and shoreline 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 many 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 surround the lake, including the Mid State Trail, which 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 Cayuga Shelter is reservable for group picnicking. It is fully accessible and comfortably accommodates groups of up to 100 people in a lovely lakeside setting.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Picnic Shelters
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Lake Access
  • Parking Area
  • Tables
  • Trash Collection
Within 10 Miles
  • ATM
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Swimming
  • Bait Shop
  • Fuel Available
  • General Store
  • Ice
Know Before You Go
  • No potable water is available
  • 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

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

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

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (570)835-5281