Raystown Lake announces access roads openings, hunting stand rules

Published Oct. 2, 2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Raystown Lake will open select access roads to accommodate various upcoming hunting seasons.  Unannounced closures of gated roads are possible due to weather, road conditions or special activities such as logging operations.

The following gates will be open from October 18 through December 16, 2013:

·         High Germany Road (Gate 28 – Nancy’s Camp Service Road);

·         Fink Road (Gate 27 - just off John Bum Road);

·         Miller Farm Road (Gate 35 - near Weavers Falls Recreation Area);

·         Upper Corners Road (Gate 13 - near Seven Points);

·         Hawn Road (Gate 1)

·         The Susquehannock Campground Road (Gate 8 - just off Bakers   
          Hollow Road)

The following gate will only be open from October 18-28, 2013:

·         Gate 36 (near Weaver Fall Bridge)

There is no off-season maintenance on these roadways; vehicle operators will be traveling at their own risk. All Pennsylvania Game Commission and Corps regulations apply. Other hunters, such as those pursuing small game or archery hunting opportunities, may also use the open roads for vehicle access during these periods. The entire Allegrippis Trails System will be open and hunters should expect moderate bike trail use and plan their hunt accordingly.

The use of non-portable hunting stands is prohibited on the Raystown Lake Project.  Portable hunting stands or blinds may be used and placed at a desired hunting location on the Corps’ properties not more than two weeks before the start any deer season and must be removed within two weeks after the close of the final deer season as defined by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Portable hunting stands and blinds are those defined to include climbing devices, steps, or blinds that are not nailed or screwed into trees or would otherwise damage property or vegetation. 

Please be aware of your surroundings and always positively identify your target as many non-hunting visitors will also be enjoying outdoor activities. For more information on Raystown Lake natural resources and hunting programs, visit the natural resources stewardship link at http://www.raystown.nab.usace.army.mil or call 814- 658-3405.



Tara Whitsell

Release no. 13-030