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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, hybrid sunfish, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass, yellow perch and hybrid striped bass at Hammond Lake in Pennsylvania.

Hammond Lake, PA

An excellent destination for boating, camping, hiking and fishing, Hammond Lakes are also considered twin lakes. This 640-acre lake in north-central PA, is located in Tioga-Hammond Lakes Recreation Area. Well known for excellent crappie fishing, it is also provides good fishing for hybrid striped bass and bluegill. Bass, walleye, perch and other sunfish are also available here.

Hammond Lake, located in Hammond Lake Recreation Area in Pennsylvania, is a hidden gem for fishing enthusiasts seeking a serene angling experience. Spanning over 640 acres, this picturesque lake offers excellent fishing opportunities for a variety of species. Anglers are drawn to Hammond Lake to target popular fish such as largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye, northern pike, muskellunge, catfish, and panfish like crappie and bluegill. The lake's diverse structure, including submerged structures, drop-offs, and weed beds, provides a thriving habitat for these species, ensuring an exciting and fruitful fishing adventure.

Boating is a popular activity on Hammond Lake, offering visitors the opportunity to explore its tranquil waters and access prime fishing spots. With multiple boat ramps available, enthusiasts can enjoy sailing, powerboating, kayaking, or canoeing on the lake. Boaters can navigate along the shoreline, venture into secluded coves, or simply relax on the calm waters while taking in the scenic beauty of the surrounding landscape.

Camping options are available at Hammond Lake Recreation Area, providing visitors with a chance to extend their stay and fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area. The recreation area offers campsites suitable for both tents and RVs, allowing campers to enjoy the peaceful ambiance of the lake and its surroundings. Camping at Hammond Lake allows visitors to wake up to the sounds of nature, enjoy lakeside activities, and experience the tranquility of the outdoor environment.

As visitors explore Hammond Lake and the surrounding recreation area, they can appreciate the scenic beauty that envelopes the area. The park features rolling hills, lush forests, and the sparkling waters of the lake, creating a picturesque backdrop for outdoor activities. Nature lovers can take advantage of the park's hiking trails, enjoy wildlife observation, or simply relax and unwind by the lakeshore.

Hammond Lake, with its diverse fish species, boating opportunities, and camping amenities, offers a peaceful retreat for outdoor enthusiasts in Pennsylvania. Whether one seeks a rewarding fishing experience, a leisurely boating adventure, or a tranquil camping getaway, Hammond Lake and the surrounding recreation area provide an idyllic setting to connect with nature and enjoy the serenity of this picturesque destination.

Two boat launch ramps serve boaters for launch of all types of boats. Canoes, car-toppers and kayaks are a nice option here as well. Over 30 miles of shoreline allow anglers plenty of room to explore on their own. The town of Tioga is only a couple minutes away and offers shopping, gas and dining. Campgrounds with RV hookups are available at the lake and nearby.

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Primary fish species residing in Hammond Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Black crappie White Crappie Walleye Bluegill Hybrid Sunfish Pumpkinseed Sunfish Rock BassYellow PerchHybrid Stripers

Hammond Lake Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES, three
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NO
Restaurant: NEARBY

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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Campers Launch
Located in the Ives Run Campground, mid lake on the south side, this is a nice, four-lane, concrete boat launch ramp with concrete parking for about eighty vehicles with boat trailers.

Ives Run Boat Ramp
There are two, three-lane, concrete ramps here. It is located in the southwest corner of the lake and has plenty of gravel parking.

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Tioga-Hammond Lakes Recreation Area - 570 835-5281

US Army Corps of Engineers Campground - 570 835-5281

Ives Run Campground - 570 835-0110

Hammond Lake PA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Hammond Lake
Tioga-Hammond Lakes Recreation Area
U.S. 15
Tioga, PA 16946
570 835-5281


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Hammond Lake in PA

Great fishing for crappie, hybrid striped bass and bluegill in north-central PA

Hammond Lake, in Pennsylvania.