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Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Ives Run

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.


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.

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.

Charges & Cancellations

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

ADA Access: N

Fee Info
All reservations must be made on or by calling (877) 444-6777 prior to arrival.  Shelter Weekdays-$0.00 (Reservations can be made as well as first come first served) Shelter Nonelectric Weekends $75.00 Shelter Electric Weekends $100.00 Boat mooring slips are first-come-first-served for campers only.
US Army Corps of Engineers
Drive In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Ives Run is located in Pennsylvania
41.8869 N
-77.1792 W
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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.
6 Reviews of Ives Run
Water activities galore

Well organized camp with sites in in full sun to full shade and everything in between. Grounds had swimming area and multiple boat launch locations on large man made lake.

Great stay

We stayed on two different sites over 5 days. A very busy park, lots of reservations.
The gate house was closed so we managed reservations by phone. Nice bathrooms and showers. All options available FHU, WE, primitive. Beautiful mountains and Lake. We visited the Grand Canyon of PA during our stay.

Best campground in Northcentral PA

Taking everything into consideration, it’s hard to find a nicer campground to stay for a night or two weeks.

  • clean, well maintained and monitored.

  • large sites on macadam pads. Large fields behind most sites for activities.

  • full hook ups available

  • numerous hiking trails, large lake for boating, fishing and swimming.

  • centrally located between Mansfield, Wellsboro and Corning

*pet friendly. Alcohol allowed

the only draw back is that it fills up quickly and you need to reserve many months ahead of time especially for holidays. Not group camping friendly because of the reservation system. No pavilions for group activities within the Campground

clean campground

this campground is very clean and very up kept. I try to can here ones a year. all the sites are nice all the years I been camping here I have only found 1 site that we don’t like. some site you will need 2 hoses for your water because the hook ups are far from the sites and some of them will have the hook up facing the front of your camper.

This is the cleanest campground I have seen. Staff is friendly .

Sites are very spacious and clean. Love it here peaceful and quiet.

First to Review
Ives Run for FUN!

Beautiful, scenic and clean! Wonderful campgrounds for the whole family! Beautiful lakes, boating, fishing, swimming, trails, paved sites, full hookups and primitives as well! We love this place and are repeat campers!