Public offered rare look inside Raystown Dam

Published May 27, 2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is inviting the public to celebrate Raystown Lake’s 40th anniversary with a free, rare look at Raystown Dam from June 6-7.  Guided tours will include access to the spillway and interior galleries, accompanied with presentations by Park Rangers on lake history, operations, and local heritage.


The hour-long tours will depart from the overlook at the Dam every hour and half hour, beginning at 10:00 a.m., with the last tour departing at 3:30 p.m. each day. 


Persons wishing to take a tour will be asked to provide government -issued photo identification (driver’s license, passport, school ID, etc.).  Visitors aged 15 years and younger are not required to have identification, but must be accompanied on the tour by an adult (18 years or older). 


Visitors may register in person at the Dam on a first come, first served basis.  However, tour space is limited to 10 persons per tour and pre-registration is strongly encouraged to guarantee a spot and for large groups. 


To pre-register visit or call (814) 658-6809.


Cameras, cell phones, handbags, backpacks, briefcases, etc. will not be permitted on the tour and storage of these items will not be provided.  Visitors must be able to negotiate more than 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 Corps of Engineers at (814) 658-3405 or by email at

Kalee Anderson

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