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LAWRENCE RECREATION AREA, PA

part ofCowanesque Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Photo: LAWRENCE RECREATION AREA
Status: Open through Tue Sep 30 2014   Season Dates
 

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

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
41.97611, -77.16944
41°58'34"N, 77°10'10"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 4 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:

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

Phone Number:

Information:  (570)835-5281
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