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part ofTioga-Hammond Lakes, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Fri Oct 30 2015   Season Dates


Ives Run Campground sits on the eastern shore of Hammond Lake in north-central Pennsylvania.

Surrounded by lush forested ridges, the lake offers recreation for the entire family, including picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, hunting and wildlife watching.

Ives Run, with its beach and grassy sunning area, is a great place for kids of any age. The facility has campsites as well as group picnic shelters that can be reserved for family reunions, company picnics, neighborhood gatherings and other group events.

Natural Features:

The partially forested campground sits in the pristine setting of the Endless Mountains region of Pennsylvania, along the Allegheny Plateau in the Appalachian Mountains. The Tioga-Hammond Lakes Project consists of two separate dams and reservoirs. The surrounding land paints a scenic picture of rolling mountains and open fields.


Tioga-Hammond Lakes offer a variety of outdoor activities. With a boat ramp and overnight mooring, campers can easily spend time on the water.

Anglers seek out record crappie, giant musky, striped, largemouth and smallmouth bass, walleye and channel catfish.

The fields and forests around the lakes are popular destinations for both local and out-of-state hunters looking for large and small game species native to the eastern hardwood forests.

Four hiking trails, each offering something different, can be accessed from this facility. Near the visitor center, archers use the mile-long Archery Trail, which has targets and tree stands.


Ives Run is a large facility, with nearly 200 reservable campsites, as well as five reservable group picnic shelters available for day use.

Other amenities include hot showers, playgrounds, boat ramp, rental mooring slips and a dump station. A swimming area with a grass beach and concrete bottom is also provided. Various sport fields and a volleyball court are close by.

Additional fees may be charged for some amenities.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Boat Ramp
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Swimming
  • Amphitheater
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • General Store
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Parking Area
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Pit Toilets
  • Playground
  • Ranger Station
  • Showers
  • Swimming
Know Before You Go

Please have your license plate number, boat and trailer license plate number, and Senior or Access Pass with you while registering at designated campground. Senior and Access Pass entered at time of reservation will be honored.

Campground check-in is 4:00 p.m. Campground checkout is 3:00 p.m., which is strictly enforced. Failure to leave campground before 3:00 p.m. may result in late fee or citation.

One RV and one tent or two tents per site. Two vehicles per site, $3.00 fee for additional vehicle or visitor parking and must be parked on camping pad or parking lots, no parking on grass.

Camper Assistance Sheet with additional local rules and policy including fees will be issued at check in at the Campground Camp Control offices. Site transfer fee - $10.00.

Quiet hours in the campgrounds at 10 p.m. – 6 a.m., which include the use of generators.


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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Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
41.88694, -77.17917
41°53'13"N, 77°10'45"W

The campground is located 4 miles south of Tioga and 12 miles north of Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, on State Route 287, within the Ives Run Recreation Area.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

TIOGA  PA  16946-9733

Phone Number:

Information:  (570)835-5281
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