Raystown Lake Vacation and Resort Properties
Raystown Lake is created by Raystown Dam on the Raystown Branch Juniata River in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania and is used for flood control and recreation purposes. Construction of Raystown Dam was completed in 1973. At normal levels it has a surface area of 13 square miles. It is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lake property.
Raystown Lake is the largest lake in Pennsylvania. It was created by the Army Corps of Engineers to control floods and provide power. As a resort, it is popular for boating, swimming, fishing, camping, and hiking. The waterfront is largely protected from development, so vacation homes had to be built away from the waterfront.
Here you will find boating, fishing, camping, hiking, swimming, and scenic beauty. This twisting lake, the largest entirely within Pennsylvania, extends 27 miles and covers 8,300 acres.
Facilities at Raystown Lake
- Branch Camp
- Corbins Island
- The James Creek area has a boat ramp.
- The Lake Raystown Resort area has a boat ramp, group picnic shelter, playground and beach and swimming pool.
- Nancys Camp
- Ridenour Overlook
- The Seven Points area has electric, non-electric, pullthrough campsites with dump station, marina, picnic sites and hiking trail. Reservations
- Shy Beaver
- Snyders Run
- The Susquehannock area has non-electric campsites and hiking trail. Reservations
- Tatman Run
- The Weaver Falls area has group picnic shelter.
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