U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Celebrate 50th Anniversary of the Raystown Dam with Public Tours of Dam & Spillway

USACE, Baltimore District
Published Aug. 30, 2023

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is inviting the public to celebrate Raystown Lake’s 50th anniversary with a rare look inside the Raystown Dam. Guided tours will include access to the spillway and interior galleries, accompanied by Park Ranger presentations about lake history, facility operations and local heritage.

Tours are free and open to the public and will occur throughout the month of October 2023.  The one-hour tours will depart from the pagoda overlook at the dam beginning at 11:00 A.M. and 1:00 PM every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October. Additional tour times may be added at a future date.

Persons wishing to take a tour of the Raystown Dam are required to pre-register for the event. To register, please visit www.raystown.org/raystown50. Tour space is limited to 15 persons per tour. Walk-up tours will not be available due to limited size of the facilities.

Participants are asked to arrive and check-in at least 15 minutes prior to departure. All participants must provide government issued photo identification (driver’s license, passport, school ID, etc.).  Visitors aged 15 and younger are not required to have identification, but must be accompanied on the tour by an adult (18 years or older). 

Cameras, cell phones, handbags, backpacks, briefcases, etc. will not be permitted on the tour and storage of these items will not be provided. Photography and video recording are strictly prohibited inside the dam facilities. Visitors not in compliance with this policy may be removed from the tour.

Visitors must be able to negotiate over 120 stairs and walk upwards of 300 yards to attend the tours.  Children of any walking age are permitted – for your safety, visitors may not carry children on the tour.

For more information about Raystown Dam Tours, contact the US Army Corps of Engineers Ranger Office at (814) 658-3405 or by email at raystown.web@usace.army.mil or the Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau at (814) 658-0060 or info@raystown.org.



Allen Gwinn
(814) 658-6809

Release no. 23-009