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Nancy’s Boat-to-Shore Campground

Accessible only by boat, Nancy’s Boat-to-Shore Campground offers a remote camping experience like no other.  Nancy’s is located halfway on the lake between marker 15 and 16 on the western shore.  The Campground is nestled amongst mature trees and opens up to a sunny grass covered slope near the shoreline.  In addition to a beautiful location, Nancy’s offers:

● Open year-round ● Waterfront sites
● Non-electric sites ● Lake views
● Pit toilets   ● Mixed shade & sun sites
● No showers ● Level to gentle slope
● Unimproved sites

Nancy's Boat to Shore Campground click to enlarge

Open year-round.  Nancy’s camp is open 12 months a year, but access may be limited due to ice or other weather conditions. Reservation season is from April 1st-October 31st. During the non-reservation season, Nancy's Camp is free of charge to camp.

No showers.  There are no showers located at Nancy’s Camp, however Nancy’s campers have free access to the showers located at Seven Points Beach Shower  House located near marker nine.

Unimproved sites.  Sites do not have a defined living area and sizes may vary.  Each site is identified by a post and includes a picnic table and fire ring.

For information specific to each site, contact the
ranger station at (814) 658-6809.


Nancy’s Camp is now a reservation only campground and all sites are available by making a reservation online at or by calling (877)444-6777.  Site availability is updated as reservations are made. Keep in mind that you should not set up camp until you have made a reservation.

Nancy's Camp NO LONGER accept payments on site.

Reservation season for Nancy's Camp is April 1st-October 31st. During the non-reservation season, Nancy's Camp will be free of charge.

How to Reserve & Payments

Payments are NO LONGER accepted on site. Reservations can only be made online at or by calling (877)444-6777. Payments are made online and all sites are $15.00

Golden Age/Access or America The Beautiful Senior/Access discounts are applicable to campsite fees, type in your card number when making a reservation or give the reservation operator your card number over the phone.

Rules & Tips

Knowing the rules and planning ahead will help you save a lot– time, stress, money and maybe a life!  Plan before you go and get the most out of your vacation!

Nancy’s Camp is subject to all rules and regulations defined in CFR Title 36 Section 327, but a summary of campground rules is provided near the restrooms.


To make your camping trip hassle free, here’s a few tips that will help you plan a truly enjoyable vacation.


Need a brochure, band-aid or answer?  Park Rangers patrol Nancy's and launches regularly and are available to assist you!

  • Although Nancy’s campers may launch from any public boat launch at Raystown, most prefer James Creek for its close proximity to Nancy’s and ample parking.  To locate James Creek and other launches, access the lake map here.
  • Want to camp at Nancy’s, but still have a hot shower?  Nancy’s campers have free access to Seven Points Beach Shower House showers just a 20 minute boat ride away.
  • Lake rules, news and events are posted for your convenience at the Restroom bulletin board.
  • Due to the remote location, emergency response can take up to 30 minutes to reach Nancy’s Camp.  Please think and recreate safely!
  • Please do not set up camp until a reservation is made online at or by calling (877)444-6777.