Recreation areas at Tioga-Hammond, Cowanesque lakes open

TIOGA – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Tioga-Hammond and Cowanesque Lakes has opened various recreations areas for the 2013 camping and boating season.

The Lambs Creek boat launch, courtesy dock, comfort stations and picnic area at Tioga Lake opened April 1.

The Ives Run Campground and Day Use areas at Hammond Lake and the South Shore Recreation area at Cowanesque Lake opened April 20.

Until May 14, camping will be by reservation only. The campground office will not open until May 15.

Hawthorn Bathhouse and Pine Camp will by the only Ives Run campground restrooms open until May 15.

Mooring slips will be available for rent beginning May 15.

The Tompkins Campground at Cowanesque Lake is scheduled to open May 15.

The 2013 Annual Day-Use Pass is available for purchase at the Ives Run Recreation Area Visitor Information Center. Discounts are available for holders of certain memberships.

For more information, call 835-5281.