Lake fishing in seven different lakes in the Wellsboro area, fly fishing on Pine Creek and smaller streams, ice fishing in the winter, special tournaments throughout the year – as many locals and tourists are aware, Wellsboro is a great place for fishing! At the Penn Wells, have easy access to your gear. We start our Starbucks® coffee at 6 a.m. and have all the luxuries of home when you come back from a long day of fishing. And our Lounge is the perfect place to tell stories about the one that got away.
Tioga County has over 1100 miles of stocked and native trout streams, fly fishing only areas, catch-and-release areas, and numerous lakes full of trout, large- and smallmouth bass, yellow perch, bluegill, and an occasional muskie or walleye.
In fact, Tioga County is home to seven lakes: Tioga, Hammond, Cowanaesque, Hills Creek, Hamilton, Nessmuk, and Beechwood. Thanks to the Tioga County Visitors Bureau for this info:
Hammond Lake – 3,73-acre park with a 680-acre lake. 163 campsites. Sites have water and electric hook-ups, modern bathhouses, playground facilities, and a dump station. The campground has its own boat launch with overnight mooring available. There are no boat size or horsepower limits on the lake, but some areas are zoned Slow-No Wake. Other features include a swimming beach, sand volleyball court, playground, boat launches, field sports area, a camp store, trails hunting, display gardens, archery trail, scenic overlooks, and picnic facilities including grills and picnic shelters.
Cowanesque Lake – 2,734-acre park with 1,085-acre lake. 86 family campsites and 16 wooded sites. The campground has a swimming beach, playgrounds, a modern bathhouse, a camp store, a boat launch, and mooring facilities. There are no boat size or horsepower limits on the lake, but some areas are zoned as Slow-No Wake. Other features include a swimming beach, playground, boat launches, and picnic facilities including grills and picnic shelters.
Tioga Lake – 2,965 acre park with 470-acre lake. A boat launch ramp and picnic area are accessible from US Route 15 north of Mansfield. A 3.5 mile paved hike & bike trail is available at Lambs Creek Recreation Area off of Business Route 15.
Hills Creek State Park – 406-acre park with 137-acre lake. Boating is available with rowboats, paddleboats, kayaks, and canoes available for rent during the summer. Sail boating and electric motors are permitted. The park has a sand beach, fishing, hiking, and picnicking.