Photo courtesy of the U.S. Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh District

USACE Announces Tionesta Lake to Be Open for Solar Eclipse

March 15, 2024

PITTSBURGH – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District announced Friday that Tionesta Lake would be one of few select reservoirs hosting recreation opportunities for the solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024.

Tionesta Lake will open the recreation area campground from April 1 – 8. The campgrounds are currently available to reserve at

Also in Pennsylvania, Shenango River Lake will open the canal, lake, and main camping loops from April 5 – 9.

In Ohio, Michael J. Kirwan Reservoir staff are participating in an interpretive program about the eclipse on Saturday, April 6, at the West Branch State Park Friends Group building in Ravenna. The program begins at 2 p.m. and covers how eclipses impacted history, culture, and science.

Mosquito Creek Lake will provide additional parking at the 305, lakeview, and tailwater recreation areas on April 8 for visitors to view the eclipse. Parking will also be available at the chimney swift tower.

“The district is encouraging everyone on a waterway or lake to wear a lifejacket and take proper safety precautions in colder water temperatures,” the USACE said in a release. “Please enjoy our recreation facilities responsibly.”

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