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part ofTioga-Hammond Lakes, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Thu Oct 30 2014   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
  • Camping is by reservation only Apr. 20 - May 14 and Oct. 1-31; first-come, first-served sites may be available May 15 - Sept. 30
  • Please do not attach signs, balloons, streamers, etc. to any signs
  • Visitor hours are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; a visitor fee is charged
  • One RV and one tent or two tents per site
  • Limited parking available; $3 fee for extra vehicles
  • Visitors must bring confirmation letter on the day of reservation
  • Vehicles may not be driven to the shelters; check with a park ranger if you have an access problem
  • No office attendants: April 20 - May 14, October 1-31, and other mid-week days throughout the camping season
  • Limited restrooms available during the early and late camping seasons.

  • 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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