Raystown Lake Announces Road Opening for Spring Gobbler Season

Published April 11, 2019

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Raystown Lake announces the opening of the following access road beginning Saturday, April 20 to Friday, May 31 for Spring Gobbler season: 

  • Gate 28 - High Germany Road (Nancy’s Camp Service Road)

The Corps reserves the right to temporarily close this gated road depending on weather, road conditions or other special activities. There is no off-season maintenance on this roadway; 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 road for vehicle access during this period. The Corps urges you to please be aware of your surroundings and always positively identify your target.

Only portable hunting stands or blinds may be used.  They should not be placed 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 is responsible for damage to 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 PGC and Corps regulations apply. For more information on Raystown Lake’s natural resource management, visit our Natural Resource Management page or call (814) 658-3405.

Glenn E. Werner

Release no. 19-003