Army Corps Announces Temporary Tatman Run Recreation Area Closure

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District
Published March 1, 2024
Updated: March 1, 2024
Machinery is seen conducting tree removal and site preparations on a small side road entrance.

Tatman Run Recreation Area Tree removal and Site prep.

A stack of tree trunks is seen piled beside a small road access. Construction equipment can be seen in the background.

Tatman Run Recreation Area Tree removal and Site prep

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, in coordination with Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), has closed Tatman Run Recreation Area to clear way for a stream bank repair and bridge project by the entrance to the park on Route 994. The closure is effective immediately with restored access to Tatman Run estimated prior to summer recreation season in May 2024.

The closure will allow PennDOT time to build a temporary road and bridge that will bypass the area where the bridge project will take place. The temporary road will cross Tatman Run Stream and will intersect with Tatman Run Drive. Travelers will use the temporary road and the new intersection throughout the summer recreation season until the bridge project is complete in late 2024.

The temporary closure is not expected to have impact to recreation outside of Tatman Run. The Annual Raystown Lake Cleanup Day, hosted by Friends of Raystown Lake and USACE on Saturday, May 4 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tatman Run Recreation Area, will also not be impacted.

To learn more about the mission and initiatives of the Friends of Raystown Lake visit their website at For more information on the closure or to sign up as a lake cleanup volunteer, contact Park Ranger Scott Graham by email at or by phone at 814-658-6808.



Raystown Lake is the largest lake located entirely in Pennsylvania and offers 8,300 surface acres of clear water surrounded by 21,000 acres of forested mountain slopes. Raystown is a multi-purpose lake constructed and managed by USACE for flood damage reduction, recreation and natural resource opportunities, and hydropower. Visitors come to Raystown to enjoy panoramic views of undeveloped land and waters, access to excellent public recreation facilities, and fishing and hunting opportunities. From camping and boating, to hiking and mountain biking, to striped bass fishing and whitetail deer hunting, and everything in between - Raystown offers something for everyone. Visit our website for more:  


Scott Graham

Release no. 24-002