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Raystown Lake’s Return to Normal Pool Level
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, has ceased the controlled lake drawdown that began in October 2022 and will begin allowing the lake to return to a recreational pool elevation of 786.5 feet.
Raystown Lake announces Mountain Bike Skills Park, Allegrippis Trails seasonal closure
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, will close Raystown Lake's Mountain Bike Skills Park for the winter season on Friday, Nov. 25, 2022. The Skills Park is scheduled to reopen in April 2023 for the start of the new recreation season.
Raystown Lake Drawdown
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, has begun a controlled lake drawdown from summer pool elevation 786’ NGVD to a target of 8 feet below at 778’ NGVD, which will occur incrementally throughout the months of October and November.
Boating Restrictions Lifted at Raystown Lake Dam, Following Inspections for Upcoming Rehabilitation Work
The area of Raystown Lake downstream of Mile Marker 1 has reopened to all boat traffic following critical inspections as part of major infrastructure rehabilitation project and the completion of the first phase of construction work on portions of the Raystown Dam’s mechanical equipment.
Gate openings, guidelines announced for 2022, 2023 Raystown Hunting Seasons
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) at Raystown Lake announces the opening of the following access roads to accommodate upcoming hunting seasons.
Partial Closure of Raystown Lake for Dam Maintenance
Beginning September 12, 2022, the area of Raystown Lake downstream of Mile Marker 1 will be closed to all boat traffic to allow construction workers to safely perform underwater and surface work on portions of Raystown Dam’s mechanical equipment.
Raystown to host 10th Annual Chalk the Walk
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Raystown Lake is hosting the 10th Annual “Chalk the Walk” at Seven Points Beach Aug. 14, 2022. This beloved sidewalk chalk art contest is intended to bring art into the community while spreading messages about water safety.
Be a part of the solution to lake pollution! Annual Lake Cleanup Day at Raystown Lake
The Friends of Raystown Lake and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) are calling on volunteers to participate in a shoreline cleanup at Raystown Lake during the annual Lake Cleanup Day, Saturday, May 7, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tatman Run Recreation Area (rain or shine).
Raystown Lake Announces Gate Opening for Spring Turkey Season
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District, announces the opening of Gate 28 on High Germany Road (Nancy's Camp Service Road) at Raystown Lake to begin Saturday, April 23, through Tuesday, May 31, for spring turkey season.
Army Corps announces Mountain Bike Skills Park, Allegrippis Trails seasonal closures
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, will be closing the Raystown Lake's Mountain Bike Skills Park for the winter season on Nov. 26, 2021. The Skills Park is scheduled to reopen in April 2022 for the start of the new recreation season.