South Shore Recreation Area Campground and Camping

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About the Campground

The South Shore Recreation Area is located on the south side of the Cowanesque Lake along State Route 49. The area is easily accessible from Route 15. The area is attractive for picnicking, boating and swimming. The Mid-State trail travels through the recreation area. This facility is situated on the 1,085 acre Cowanesque Lake which is a popular spot for recreational boating and fishing. There are three picnic shelters available for reservation.

Services & Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Boarding Dock
  • Accessible Fishing Platform
  • Accessible Group Shelters
  • Accessible Playground
  • Accessible Restroom
  • Accessible Swimming
  • Barbeque, Briquette
  • Beach
  • Beach Shower House
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Boating
  • Comfort Station
  • Concession
  • Drinking Water
  • Dumpster
  • Fishing Lake
  • Grills
  • Hiking Trail
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Information/Contact Station
  • Lake
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Swimming - Lake
  • Trails
  • Volleyball Courts
Within 10 Miles
  • Atm Machine
  • Auto Repair
  • Bait
  • Cafe/Restaurant
  • Camping
  • Convenience Stores
  • Gas And Propane
  • Grocery Store
  • Ice


Peak Season
May 01 2010 -
Sep 30 2010
SHELTER ELECTRIC $35.00-$75.00
Peak Season
May 01 2011 -
Sep 30 2011
SHELTER ELECTRIC $35.00-$75.00

Alerts and Important Information Reservations must be made at least two days in advance. Park hours are 8:00 AM - sunset. A reservation provides exclusive use of the shelter for the entire day. Senior and Access discounts do not apply to group picnic facilities. Please be sure to bring your confirmation letter with you on the day of your reservation. There is no electricity available at the Mohawk shelter.

Campground Contact Information

Open From: Jun 16 2010 to Jun 14 2011
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: South Shore Recreation Area
Campground Phone: 570-835-5281
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777
Location: Cowanesque Lake Tioga (near Williamsport), PA
Phone: 570-835-5281

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More About South Shore Recreation Area Campground

South Shore Recreation Area is a campground located in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. This is a US Forest Service campground. All reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777.

To find this campground check the map shown above, or enter -77.20889 latitude, and -77.20889 longitude into your GPS device.

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