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Army Corps to reopen public beaches and visitor center at Raystown Lake

Project Manager: Jude T. Harrington
Phone: 814-658-3405

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Raystown Lake
6145 Seven Points Road
Hesston, PA 16647

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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 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 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 mountainbiking, to Striped Bass fishing and Whitetail Deer hunting, and everything inbetween - Raystown offers something for everyone.

Explore us online or in person and discover what Raystown has for you!


America the Beautiful pass sales UNAVAILABLE

Due to COVID-19, the Ranger office remains closed to the public. We cannot sell or issue any America the Beautiful passes until we re-open. Passes can be purchased online at  Please note: there is a link on this website that directs you to find other locations that sell passes with contact phone numbers. Feel free to reach out to other locations to inquire about walk in sales during the COVID pandemic.


Raystown Lake to treat invasive hydrilla on July 15, 2020

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, is treating hydrilla at Raystown Lake as part of efforts to manage the invasive species and its effects on native ecology. The treatment will take place on July 15, 2020, in just under 83 acres, which represents approximately 1 percent of Raystown Lake. It will focus on a handful of coves where hydrilla is a growing concern. To read more, click here.  


Army Corps to reopen public beaches and visitor center at Raystown Lake

As part of the phased reopening of recreation facilities following COVID-19 closures, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, announces the reopening of public beaches and most areas within the Raystown Lake Visitors Center, including the information center, interior restrooms and the retail store operated by the Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau, on June 27. 

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Raystown Photos

Spring time at Seven Points Beach
Hydro Loop on a beautiful sunny day.
Join us every year for Glow Swim & wear your illuminated lifejacket!
Lifejackets save lives! Wear it, Raystown Lake!
Check out the mountain bike skills park across from the Raystown Lake Visitor Center!
Wear your lifejacket and receive prizes from our Park Rangers!
Join us during the summer for Park Ranger led paddling programs! Make sure to grab a copy of our summer activities brochure for specific dates.
Volunteer Village at Raystown Lake accepts volunteers looking to reside for the summer at Raystown Lake and commit 20-30 hours a week.
This 2.5 mile long trail is made out of 38,000 recycled tires! This trail connects 19 recreation destination within Seven Points so instead of driving, park at the visitor center and walk!
Bobber the Water Safety Dog and water safety games can occur unannounced.  Keep an eye out for the fun when visiting the Beach!
Snyder's Run Paddle with a Park Ranger Program
Visit Hawn's Overlook to see the beauty of Raystown Lake!
Bobber The Water Safety Dog is right,  you do look best in your life vest!  Our Park Rangers think you do, too.  If you see a Ranger show them your life vest.  Better yet, wear it!  If a Ranger spots you wearing a life vest they might just give you a special prize.
Check out our 2 mile long greenside pathway. This trail is made out of 38,000 recycled tires! It also hugs the shoreline amongst beautiful wildflowers.
Join us every year for National Public Lands Day!
Calling all 4th graders! Come to the Raystown Lake Visitor Center to obtain your free EKiP pass that will get you and your family into all national/federal parks, for free!
Call now to reserve your shade shelter for the 2015 spring/summer season!
Come out to Raystown to walk your dog on the greenside trail during the winter months!
Spill gate completly open