Hunting Opportunities at Raystown

Published Sept. 14, 2018

RAYSTOWN LAKE, Pennsylvania — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Raystown Lake announces the opening of the following access roads to accommodate various upcoming hunting seasons.

The following gate will be open from September 29 – December 8, 2018:
• High Germany Road (Gate 28 - Nancy’s Camp Service Road, off Old Plank Road)

The following gates will be open from October 13 – December 8, 2018:
• Hawn Road (Gate 1 - end of Hawn’s Bridge Road)
• Susquehannock Campground Road (Gate 8 - off Bakers Hollow Road)
• Upper Corners Road (Gate 13 - off Upper Corners Road)
• Fink Road (Gate 27 – off John Bum Road)
• Miller Farm Road (Gate 35 - end of Weaver Falls Road)

The Corps may temporarily close these gated roads depending on weather, road conditions or other special activities. There is no off-season maintenance on these roadways; vehicle operators will be traveling at their own risk.

Other outdoor recreational users, such as nature observers, mountain bikers and hikers, may also use the open roads for vehicle access during this period. The Allegrippis Trails System will only be closed for the deer regular firearms season; November 26 – December 8, 2018.

The Corps urges you to please be aware of your surroundings and always positively identify your target. Visitors are reminded that other gated areas remain off limits to vehicular traffic. Access to these areas will be strictly enforced.

The Corps wants to remind hunters that only portable hunting stands or blinds may be used and placed not more than two weeks before the start of the season and must be removed within two weeks after the close of the season as defined by the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC). Any stand or blind that is not removed at the end of the season or that damages government property is subject to enforcement, in addition to removal and impoundment.

Tree stands and portable hunting blinds left on Corps property are required to be marked to identify the owner in accordance with PGC regulations. Stands and blinds need to be conspicuously marked with a durable and legible identification tag that includes the owner’s first and last name and legal home address, or in the alternative, marks the CID number appearing on the owner’s hunting license.

All Corps’ property at Raystown Lake is in Disease Management Area 2 (DMA 2). Please be aware of the rules and restrictions for hunting within this DMA. For more information, visit

All Corps’ property at Raystown Lake that is open to public hunting is enrolled in the Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP). DMAP Unit 2831 includes all Corps-owned land to the west of the lake, covering a total of 14,496 acres. DMAP Unit 2832 includes all Corps-owned land to the east of the lake, covering a total of 5,144 acres.

All PGC and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regulations apply. For more information on Raystown Lake’s natural resource management, visit the natural resource programs link at or call (814) 658-3405.


Glenn E. Werner, Forester

Release no. 18-065