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Raystown Lake Region – did you know?

Hawns Overlook at Raystown Lake, Pennsylvania

Hawns Overlook at Raystown Lake, Pennsylvania

  • Raystown Lake is the largest lake entirely within Pennsylvania. Roughly 30 miles south-to-north.
  • Only 4% of the 118 mile shoreline of Raystown Lake is developed
  • You will find more than 135,000 acres of public land in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
  • Raystown Lake is the only lake within Pennsylvania where you can get a houseboat and live on the water during your vacation
  • There are more than 2,000 campsites to choose from in the Raystown Lake Region of Pennsylvania. Plus many other types of accommodations… lots of cabins, B&Bs, etc.
  • The Allegrippis Trails at Raystown Lake are ranked as some of the top single track mountain bike trails in North America. The new Raystown Mountain Bike Skills Park opened in summer 2016
  • Hundreds of miles of hiking trails are located in the Raystown Lake Region of Pennsylvania – including the PA Trail of the Year: the Standing Stone Trail with its unique Thousand Steps section up Jacks Mountain
  • Raystown Lake is the Freshwater Striped Bass Capitol of the Northeast United States. The current Pennsylvania record for a freshwater striped bass is 53 pounds 12 ounces – caught at Raystown Lake
  • Raystown Lake’s water flows from south to north. The shallow part of our lake is actually at the southern end and might be 12 feet deep. At the northern end, depths reach close to 200 feet at Raystown dam
  • Caves to tour, Pennsylvania State Parks, rails-to-trails, museums, shops, diners and more
  • Huntingdon, PA is a stop on the Amtrak Pennsylvanian line
  • Easily accessible from many major metro areas: http://bit.ly/FindRaystownPA

 

 

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Raystown Lake Region of Pennsylvania – eagle’s eye view

A #Raystown sunset viewed from the fishing pier at Aitch boat launch.

A #Raystown sunset viewed from the fishing pier at Aitch boat launch.

The Raystown Lake Region of Pennsylvania has opportunities aplenty to breathe in the fresh air, walk through the forest or enjoy the unspoiled shoreline scenery of Raystown Lake. So bring your boots, kayak, mountain bike and fishing pole to really get the most out of your time in Huntingdon County. You will find many spots to relax and unwind that are free to access like Raystown Lake, Trough Creek State Park, Greenwood Furnace State Park and Whipple Dam State Park, the Juniata College Peace Chapel, Terrace Mountain Trail, Standing Stone Trail, the Allegrippis Trails, the Raystown Mountain Bike Skills Park and the Seven Points Recreation Area. There are two public beaches at Raystown Lake. Other options include kicking back on a Raystown Lake boat tour, delving into the natural wonders of Huntingdon County underground on a cave tour or discovering one of our local museums filled with living history and local lore, hooking up with a guide for a fishing trip and exciting dirt track races at Hesston Speedway. Accommodations include hotels, vacation homes, cabins, lodges and…Raystown Lake is the only lake within Pennsylvania where you can get a houseboat and live on the water during your vacation! You can always contact the Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau (HCVB) office either prior to or during your “Raycation” for more information: (888) 729-7869, info@raystown.org or online at http://www.Raystown.org.

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