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Best Tent Camping Sites Near Cowanesque Lake, PA (84)

    Camper-submitted photo from Ives Run
    Camper-submitted photo from Ives Run
    Camper-submitted photo from Ives Run
    Camper-submitted photo from Ives Run
    Camper-submitted photo from Ives Run
    Camper-submitted photo from Ives Run

    1.

    Ives Run

    15 Reviews
    30 Photos
    137 Saves
    Middlebury Center, Pennsylvania

    Overview

    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.

    Recreation

    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.

    Facilities

    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.

    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.

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    This location has limited staffing. Please call (570) 835-5281 for general information.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Reservations to include any reservation changes, such as cancel, refund requests, site transfer, or date changes cannot be made at facility location.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $40 - $100 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Hills Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Hills Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Hills Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Hills Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Hills Creek State Park Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Leonard Harrison State Park — Leonard Harrison State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Leonard Harrison State Park — Leonard Harrison State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Leonard Harrison State Park — Leonard Harrison State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Leonard Harrison State Park — Leonard Harrison State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Leonard Harrison State Park — Leonard Harrison State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Leonard Harrison State Park — Leonard Harrison State Park

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    Leonard Harrison State Park — Leonard Harrison State Park

    14 Reviews
    62 Photos
    105 Saves
    Gaines, Pennsylvania

    On the east rim of the 585-acre Leonard Harrison State Park, you'll find great pa grand canyon camping that offers modern facilities, a visitor center, and the most famous scenic views of the canyon. On the other side of the canyon is Colton Point State Park. The campground is open from the second Friday in April until the third Sunday in October. Picnic tables, fire rings, showers, flush toilets, and a sanitary dump station are provided.

    • Pets
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    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $19 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Watkins Glen / Corning KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Watkins Glen / Corning KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Watkins Glen / Corning KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Watkins Glen / Corning KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Watkins Glen / Corning KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Watkins Glen / Corning KOA

    4.

    Watkins Glen / Corning KOA

    17 Reviews
    40 Photos
    47 Saves
    Montour Falls, New York

    Welcome to Watkins Glen / Corning KOA, a fantastic spot near Watkins Glen, NY. This campground is a great base for exploring the Finger Lakes region, known for its stunning waterfalls, wineries, and the famous Watkins Glen State Park.

    The campground itself offers a mix of tent, RV, cabin, and glamping accommodations. It's got a bunch of amenities to keep everyone entertained. There's an indoor and outdoor pool, a waterslide, a rock wall, and even mini-golf. Families will love the pirate ship, big pillow, and playground. Pets are welcome too, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    Sites here are a mix of gravel and concrete, with some offering paved patios. Each site comes with a picnic table and fire pit, making it easy to enjoy a meal or a cozy campfire. The campground is big-rig friendly and has full hookups, including electric, water, and sewer.

    One of the standout features is the proximity to Seneca Lake, perfect for boating and fishing. The area is also rich with hiking opportunities, especially the trails at Watkins Glen State Park, which boasts 19 waterfalls. If you're into motorsports, the Watkins Glen International Speedway is nearby and hosts major racing events.

    For those who need to stay connected, the WiFi is decent, though some visitors have found it spotty. Cable TV is available with a good selection of channels. The campground store is well-stocked with essentials, and there are even a couple of local pizza places that deliver right to your site.

    Overall, Watkins Glen / Corning KOA is a solid choice for a family-friendly camping experience with plenty to do both on-site and in the surrounding area. Enjoy your stay!

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Lyman Run State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lyman Run State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lyman Run State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lyman Run State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lyman Run State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lyman Run State Park Campground

    5.

    Lyman Run State Park Campground

    23 Reviews
    77 Photos
    109 Saves
    Galeton, Pennsylvania

    Lyman Run State Park Campground, near Galeton, PA, is a fantastic spot for a camping trip. This place has it all: clean facilities, spacious sites, and a beautiful lake. The campground is open from the second Friday in April through December, so you've got plenty of time to plan your visit.

    One of the standout features here is the lake. It's perfect for fishing, swimming, or just relaxing by the water. The beach area is a hit, and there's even a concession stand nearby—though be sure to bring cash, as cards aren't accepted. The campground itself is divided into two areas: one larger section by the lake and a smaller, quieter section a bit further away. Both offer well-maintained sites with picnic tables and fire rings.

    If you're into stargazing, you're in luck. Cherry Springs State Park, known for its incredible dark skies, is just a short drive away. Many campers prefer staying at Lyman Run because Cherry Springs can get crowded. Plus, the stargazing from Lyman Run is pretty impressive on its own.

    The amenities here are top-notch. The bathrooms are modern and clean, with hot showers and even a composting system that keeps things odor-free. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. And if you're into hiking, there are some great trails with scenic overlooks, like the Rock Run Trail.

    Overall, Lyman Run State Park Campground is a great choice for anyone looking to enjoy the great outdoors with a few comforts of home. Whether you're in a tent, RV, or cabin, you'll find everything you need for a memorable stay.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Cherry Springs State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cherry Springs State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cherry Springs State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cherry Springs State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cherry Springs State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cherry Springs State Park Campground

    6.

    Cherry Springs State Park Campground

    27 Reviews
    81 Photos
    290 Saves
    Jamison, Pennsylvania

    Welcome to Cherry Springs State Park Campground, nestled near Coudersport, PA. This place is a stargazer's paradise, renowned for its incredibly dark skies. If you're into astronomy, you've hit the jackpot. The park enforces the use of red lights to preserve night vision, making the stars pop like nowhere else.

    The campground itself is pretty straightforward but has everything you need for a comfortable stay. There are toilets, drinking water, and even electric hookups for those who need a bit of modern convenience. Fires are allowed, so you can enjoy a cozy campfire under the stars. Just remember to bring your own firewood or purchase it locally.

    Visitors rave about the sense of community here. Folks often bring professional telescopes and are more than happy to share the views. Even if you don't have your own equipment, just lying back and watching the night sky is an experience you won't forget. The campsites are a bit open, but that just means more room to spread out and enjoy the view.

    During the day, you can explore the surrounding wilderness with plenty of hiking trails that offer beautiful scenery, including hills and water features. The drive to the campground is also a treat, especially if you take the scenic route from Philadelphia.

    So pack your tent or RV, grab your red flashlight, and get ready for a celestial show like no other. Cherry Springs State Park Campground is waiting for you.

    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Tompkins
    Camper-submitted photo from Tompkins
    Camper-submitted photo from Tompkins
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    Camper-submitted photo from Tompkins
    Camper-submitted photo from Tompkins

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    Tompkins

    4 Reviews
    12 Photos
    67 Saves
    Lawrenceville, Pennsylvania

    Overview

    Tompkins Campground is on the north shore of Cowanesque Lake in the northern tier of Pennsylvania, less than one mile from the New York state border. Surrounded by lush forested ridges, the lake offers recreation for the entire family, including picnicking, swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, hunting and wildlife watching. The campground is a great place for kids of any age.

    Recreation

    Cowanesque Lake offers a variety of outdoor activities. With a boat ramp and overnight mooring, campers can easily spend time on the water. There are a variety of indigenous fish that inhabit the area's streams and lakes, and fishing tournaments are held frequently. The North and South Tailrace areas provide access for fishing downstream of Cowanesque Dam. 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. The 4 mile Moccasin Trail within the facility leads hikers on a trek through reclaimed farm fields and wood lots inhabited by a variety of watchable wildlife.

    Facilities

    Cowanesque Lake offers a variety of outdoor activities. With a boat ramp and overnight mooring, campers can easily spend time on the water. There are a variety of indigenous fish that inhabit the area's streams and lakes, and fishing tournaments are held frequently. The North and South Tailrace areas provide access for fishing downstream of Cowanesque Dam. 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. The 4 mile Moccasin Trail within the facility leads hikers on a trek through reclaimed farm fields and wood lots inhabited by a variety of watchable wildlife.

    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 surrounding land paints a scenic picture of rolling mountains and open fields.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Reservations to include any reservation changes, such as cancel, refund requests, site transfer, or date changes cannot be made at facility location.

    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $40 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Ferenbaugh Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Ferenbaugh Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Ferenbaugh Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Ferenbaugh Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Ferenbaugh Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Ferenbaugh Campground

    8.

    Ferenbaugh Campground

    6 Reviews
    5 Photos
    26 Saves
    Big Flats, New York

    Five miles north of Corning, NY. Located between Corning and Watkins Glen. 319 acres. Swimming pool, fishing, hiking trails, mini golf, game room, planned weekend activities.

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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Canyon Country Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Canyon Country Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Canyon Country Campground

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    Canyon Country Campground

    7 Reviews
    6 Photos
    77 Saves
    Gaines, Pennsylvania
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Colton Point State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Colton Point State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Colton Point State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Colton Point State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Colton Point State Park Campground
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