Raystown Lake Region

Raystown Lake Region The Raystown Lake Region of The Alleghenies is located in south central Pennsylvania, 30 miles south of State College, 27 miles north of the PA Turnpike at Breezewood, and easily accessible from I-99, US 322 and US 522 in Huntingdon County, PA.
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The Raystown Lake Region of Pennsylvania has opportunities aplenty to breathe in the fresh air, walk through the forest or enjoy the unspoiled shoreline scenery of Raystown Lake. So bring your boots, kayak, mountain bike and fishing pole to really get the most out of your time in Huntingdon County. You will find many spots to relax and unwind that are free to access like Raystown Lake, Trough Creek State Park, Greenwood Furnace State Park and Whipple Dam State Park, the Juniata College Peace Chapel, Terrace Mountain Trail, Standing Stone Trail, the Allegrippis Trails, the Raystown Mountain Bike Skills Park (7/2016) and the Seven Points Recreation Area. There are 2 public beaches at Raystown Lake. Other options include kicking back on a Raystown Lake boat tour, delving into the natural wonders of Huntingdon County underground on a cave tour or discovering one of our local museums filled with living history and local lore, hooking up with a guide for a fishing trip and exciting dirt track races at Hesston Speedway. Accommodations include hotels, vacation homes, cabins, lodges and…Raystown Lake is the only lake within Pennsylvania where you can get a houseboat and live on the water during your vacation! You can always contact the Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau (HCVB) office either prior to or during your "Raycation" for more information: (888) 729-7869, [email protected] or online at www.Raystown.org. Pursue your happiness in the Raystown Lake Region of Pennsylvania. + Raystown Lake is the largest lake entirely within Pennsylvania + Only 4% of the 118 mile shoreline of Raystown Lake is developed + You will find more than 135,000 acres of public land in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania + Raystown Lake is the only lake within Pennsylvania where you can get a houseboat and live on the water during your vacation + There are more than 2,000 campsites to choose from in the Raystown Lake Region of Pennsylvania + Huntingdon, PA is a stop on the Amtrak Pennsylvanian line + The Allegrippis Trails at Raystown Lake are ranked as some of the top single track mountain bike trails in North America. The new Raystown Mountain Bike Skills Park opens in summer, 2016 + Hundreds of miles of hiking trails are located in the Raystown Lake Region of Pennsylvania + Caves to tour, Pennsylvania State Parks, rails-to-trails, museums, shops, diners and more + Easily accessible from many major metro areas: http://bit.ly/FindRaystownPA

All state park beaches managed by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources open today! Take a r...
06/06/2020

All state park beaches managed by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources open today! Take a road trip even deeper into the mountains of the Raystown Lake Region to Greenwood Furnace State Park to cool off in the lake, fish, hike, explore or picnic. Please #recreateresponsibly !

Follow it up with a fresh-squeezed orangeade, ice cream or delicious BBQ down the road at the famous Doan's Bones Barbecue 🍖

Enjoy the summer weather with an outdoor dining experience at one of downtown Huntingdon's one-of-a-kind cafes 🍃☕️🥪🌿 Sta...
06/05/2020

Enjoy the summer weather with an outdoor dining experience at one of downtown Huntingdon's one-of-a-kind cafes 🍃☕️🥪

🌿 Standing Stone Coffee Company

🌿 Wildflower Cafe & Goodnight Moon LLC

🌿 Stone Town Cafe & Gallery

We got some super cute Raystown tank tops in the Raystown Reflections Gift Shoppe just in time for the hot weather to st...
06/05/2020

We got some super cute Raystown tank tops in the Raystown Reflections Gift Shoppe just in time for the hot weather to stick around! Scroll through the photo albums to see the long sleeve tee's and tie-dye hoodies we got in too 😍 Shoot us a message or give us a call at (814) 658-0060 to order and we'll bring it out to the parking lot for you!

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We are thrilled to welcome you, Seven Points campers! As expected, things are a little different right now. We kindly as...
06/04/2020

We are thrilled to welcome you, Seven Points campers! As expected, things are a little different right now. We kindly ask for your understanding and cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Raystown Lake. The beach, Visitors Center and picnic shelters remain closed due to federal guidelines.

📲 Visitor Center staff are here to answer the phone 9am-5pm every day of the week. You can message Raystown Lake Region for assistance as well. Walk around outside and enjoy the rain garden, bird habitat and deck vista view.

🏊‍♀️ You can swim (at your own risk) anywhere else on Raystown Lake. The bay located right past Seven Points Marina is a nice spot.

🚗 The only public parking lots open are Mushroom parking lot, the lot at the end of Bay Drive right before Senoia campground entrance, and the Visitors Centers lots.

🍔 Lighthouse Concession stand is open on the weekend for takeout. Available only by boat or on foot. Backwoods Smoke Shack, Seven Points Bait & Grocery and MacTown Pizza Plus are other GREAT, close options.

🚵‍♀️ Walk, hike & bike your hearts out on the Allegrippis Trails, Old Loggers Trail (for hikers only), Greenside Pathway and the Hillside Nature Trail.

🎣 Fish anywhere with a PA fishing license. No feeding the fish at the station typically within the Marina. Walk to the end of Oak peninsula with some corn or dog food. The carp convene there also.

🚤 Seven points public boat launch is free. Call Seven Points Marina for transient boat slip info. Call Rothrock Outfitters or Arnold's Marine Service to rent a canoe, kayak, standup paddleboard or mountain bike.

🎁 Shop for souvenirs on Raystown Reflections Gift Shoppe page and call/message to arrange curbside pickup. Seven Points Bait & Grocery also has a great selection of supplies and souvenirs.

As you come into Seven Points Recreation Area, stop by the Seven Points entrance station or Susquehannock campground ent...
06/04/2020

As you come into Seven Points Recreation Area, stop by the Seven Points entrance station or Susquehannock campground entrance station to grab your visitor information!

The Raystown Lake Visitor Center is closed to the public so we have stocked both entrance stations full of our 2020 Raystown Visitor Guides and informational brochures on local businesses.

View a digital version of our 2020 Visitor Guide or check out the status of local businesses here ➡️ raystown.org

The Raystown Lake Mountain Biking Skills Park in Seven Points Recreation Area is set to reopen tomorrow, June 3rd!
06/02/2020

The Raystown Lake Mountain Biking Skills Park in Seven Points Recreation Area is set to reopen tomorrow, June 3rd!

06/02/2020
Rothrock Outfitters

Rothrock Outfitters is back open! Please read their shop details below ⤵️

Shop is OPEN! going Tue-Fri 11-5 and Saturdays 9-5.

We are encouraging you to call in for roadside pickup and will be limiting to 3 people in the store at a time, masks required. Look forwards to helping you all get back out there on the water and trails.

Wake Up & Smell the Campfire 🔥Who can literally smell this campfire?! 📷: Will Lee [@unclechens]
06/02/2020

Wake Up & Smell the Campfire 🔥Who can literally smell this campfire?!
📷: Will Lee [@unclechens]

DelGrosso's fans! Check out DelGrosso's Park new DelGrosso's Dinners to Go (DG2Go) meal options for June & July 2020! DG...
06/02/2020

DelGrosso's fans! Check out DelGrosso's Park new DelGrosso's Dinners to Go (DG2Go) meal options for June & July 2020! DG2Go is available Tuesdays & Thursdays for lunch and dinner meals. DG2Go will continue all summer long and they will release their menu in two month increments!

Check out their DG2Go menu and order here ⤵️
https://www.mydelgrossopark.com/fo…/delgrosso-dinners-to-go/

Seven Points Recreation Area update from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Raystown Lake ⤵️
06/01/2020

Seven Points Recreation Area update from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Raystown Lake ⤵️

PRESS RELEASE:

The Baltimore District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced the phased reopening approach of Raystown Lake campgrounds, the Raystown Mountain Bike Skills Park, and public restroom facilities that were closed due to the ongoing #COVID19 pandemic. The phased reopening approach in response to COVID-19 will begin with:

✅Restrooms located in the following areas of Raystown Lake reopened on May 22: Corbin’s Island, Raystown Lake Dam, Snyder’s Run, Aitch, James Creek, Tatman Run (Boat Launch only) and Weaver Falls, Pine Howard Miller (near Redbud Shelter) and Seven Points Boat Launch 1 & 2
✅Raystown Lake Mountain Biking Skills Park in Seven Points Recreation Area to reopen on June 3
✅Army Corps-managed campground facilities to reopen on June 4, including all Seven Points Campground Loops, Nancy’s Camp Boat-to-Shore, and Susquehannock Campground
✅Day-use facilities and lake access areas remain open, such as boat launches, picnic areas, fishing piers, and viewing areas
✅All of the trails in Seven Points, including the Allegrippis Trails and the Greenside Pathway, are currently available for bikers, hikers and runners

The Raystown Lake Visitors Center, Seven Points Beach, Tatman Run Beach and group picnic shelters will remain CLOSED to the public at this time. An official date for the reopening of these facilities has not yet been determined. All special events and group gatherings, including fishing tournaments, have also been cancelled until further notice.

Click here for additional details ▶️ https://go.usa.gov/xw4vt

Lincoln Caverns, Inc. is open and celebrating their 90th season! Order your tickets by phone now for a fun guided tour t...
06/01/2020

Lincoln Caverns, Inc. is open and celebrating their 90th season! Order your tickets by phone now for a fun guided tour through our local caves and whisper rocks.

Our Huntingdon Farmers' Market is open! Order your produce today online and pick it up on Thursday at Portstown Park. He...
06/01/2020
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Our Huntingdon Farmers' Market is open! Order your produce today online and pick it up on Thursday at Portstown Park.

Here is the process for getting your fresh produce and goods:
🍅 The Huntingdon Farmers' Market online store opens every Saturday for ordering until noon on Tuesday
🥕 Book a time for pick-up on Thursday after checking out
🥦 Market pick-up hours are every Thursday 11:30am-12:00pm for seniors and vulnerable customers. 12:00pm-3:00pm for general public
🍓 When you arrive on Thursday you don't even have to leave your car! They will have runners that will place your orders in your car.

Visit the link below to shop ⤵️
www.huntingdonfarmersmarket.org/

Visit their page for more details at Huntingdon Farmers' Market

Are you in need of fresh produce or looking to support local businesses in our Huntingdon County area? Our Huntingdon Fa...
05/30/2020
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Are you in need of fresh produce or looking to support local businesses in our Huntingdon County area? Our Huntingdon Farmers' Market is open! They are offering the market online and customers can pick-up their goods at Portstown Park on Thursdays.

Here is the process for getting your fresh produce and goods:
🍅 The Huntingdon Farmers' Market online store opens every Saturday for ordering until noon on Tuesday
🥕 Book a time for pick-up on Thursday after checking out
🥦 Market pick-up hours are every Thursday 11:30am-12:00pm for seniors and vulnerable customers. 12:00pm-3:00pm for general public
🍓 When you arrive on Thursday you don't even have to leave your car! They will have runners that will place your orders in your car.

Visit the link below to shop ⤵️
www.huntingdonfarmersmarket.org/

Visit their page for more details: Huntingdon Farmers' Market

We can't wait to smell all the campfires and see the mountain bikers rippin' on the Allegrippis! Seven Points Campground...
05/28/2020

We can't wait to smell all the campfires and see the mountain bikers rippin' on the Allegrippis! Seven Points Campgrounds will reopen June 4th and the Mountain Bike Skills Park will reopen June 3rd. Although the Raystown Lake Visitors Center remains closed to the public, we're here Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

Call or private message us if you need assistance in the Raystown Lake Region 🏕🎣🌄🚵‍♀️

05/27/2020
Central PA 4th Fest

Exciting news! Mark your calendars it will be a great fireworks show!

Central Pennsylvania 4th Fest
MEDIA RELEASE
May 26, 2020

The mission of the all volunteer Central Pennsylvania 4thFest is to be the catalyst for Central Pennsylvania’s 4th of July celebration to honor those men and woman who have made America great. In our twenty year history, we have been faithful to that goal and we aspire to continue that trajectory for July 4th, 2020.

With heartfelt appreciation for the years of outstanding support from the Centre Region, the 4thFest plans to pay-it-forward this July 4, 2020 by marshalling resources and providing Central Pennsylvania with a spectacular 4th of July fireworks celebration for each and every family that could be enjoyed in their own neighborhoods .

4thFest is planning four simultaneous fireworks displays located in approved secure locations within the Centre Region so that each family may celebrate the 4th of July with a grand fireworks display that potentially could be enjoyed from their own backyard. The four shoot sites will be comprised of shells that can be seen from a distance and will be electronically linked for synchronization while our special patriotic soundtrack will be broadcast via local radio.

We anticipate the multiple displays to last approximately 12 to 15 minutes. This special 4th of July event will take place on Saturday July 4th at 9:30 PM. The rain dates are July 3rd and 5th. Please join us as we provide a 4thFest’s Symphony of Music and Fireworks as our commitment to celebrate the birth of the “land of the free and home of the brave”.

More details on other activities to come.

"As we follow health guidelines; we want the community to celebrate our Independence Day in a safe and spectacular way." -- Frank Savino, Executive Director, Central PA 4th Fest

How many growler fills do you think Juniata Brewing Company sold? Your guess could win you a $10 gift card!
05/27/2020

How many growler fills do you think Juniata Brewing Company sold? Your guess could win you a $10 gift card!

EDIT: WINNERS HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED!
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$10 GIFTCARD TIME!

We've been open about two months. For all but two days, we've only been able to sell to-go, meaning we've sold FAR more growler fills than initially planned.

Take a guess: from soft open to Memorial Day, how many growler fills (beer & kombucha) did we do?

Beautiful fish! Contact Captain Kirk at Angry Musky Outfitters to book your guided trip now 🎣
05/27/2020

Beautiful fish! Contact Captain Kirk at Angry Musky Outfitters to book your guided trip now 🎣

Finally we caught something worth posting! Way to go Craig! Caught aboard Angry Musky Outfitters! Released unharmed! The last few days have been slooooow...

Three Twelve's martinis are a local delicacy 🤤🍸I can't wait to enjoy a pineapple upside down or a mangopolitan by the ca...
05/27/2020

Three Twelve's martinis are a local delicacy 🤤🍸

I can't wait to enjoy a pineapple upside down or a mangopolitan by the campfire! What's your favorite?

Cocktails To Go are here! Our Drinks To Go Menu includes martinis, cocktails, and wines by the bottle. Cheers!! 814-643-7200

If you're not a fan of primitive camping, consider renting a comfortable, clean & cozy RV from A&G RV Camper Rentals! Fi...
05/26/2020

If you're not a fan of primitive camping, consider renting a comfortable, clean & cozy RV from A&G RV Camper Rentals!

Find a private campground in Raystown country that's currently open on raystown.org

05/26/2020
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Raystown Lake

Some of our restrooms have opened along the lake! Here is a complete list from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Raystown Lake.

The following 11 restrooms have reopened...
North- Snyder's Run, Corbin's Island, Raystown Lake Dam;
Seven Points- Pine Shelter, Howard Miller (near Redbud Shelter), Seven Points Boat Launch 1 & 2;
South- Aitch, James Creek, Tatman Run (Boat Launch Only), Weaver Falls

Happy Memorial Day Raystown friends! Let us honor and remember our brave soldiers today and everyday 🇺🇸❤️
05/25/2020

Happy Memorial Day Raystown friends! Let us honor and remember our brave soldiers today and everyday 🇺🇸❤️

05/22/2020
#143DayInPA

Here are some ideas for spreading kindness today! #143DayInPA

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AmTrak and PennDOT are planning to reopen the Pennsylvanian passenger rail service to Huntingdon on June 1st with modifi...
05/22/2020
Amtrak and PennDOT to Restore Pennsylvanian and Keystone Service - Amtrak Media

AmTrak and PennDOT are planning to reopen the Pennsylvanian passenger rail service to Huntingdon on June 1st with modifications to assure passengers social distance! https://media.amtrak.com/2020/05/amtrak-and-penndot-to-restore-pennsylvanian-and-keystone-service/?fbclid=IwAR0tzwb3dGG_ZmnSNkmxqL5ZwKCQwc1rzTUdjJ7Epkye0idL9A8f_fyVR-w

New safety initiatives will continue to be in effect for customers and employees PHILADELPHIA – In coordination with state partners at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, beginning June 1, Amtrak...

Happy #143DayInPA! 🎉 Do something nice for an essential worker or neighbor and tell us your act of kindness by using the...
05/22/2020

Happy #143DayInPA! 🎉 Do something nice for an essential worker or neighbor and tell us your act of kindness by using the hashtag #143DayInPA. We’d love to see how you make Pennsylvania a little bit brighter 🌞 today.

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Tomorrow, May 22 is #143DayInPA! Pennsylvania’s essential workers have been going the extra mile. On this #143DayInPA, s...
05/21/2020

Tomorrow, May 22 is #143DayInPA! Pennsylvania’s essential workers have been going the extra mile. On this #143DayInPA, show them some extra love and share your act of kindness with us. Whether it’s writing them a thank you note or dropping off a meal, show them you are grateful ❤

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We are super excited to welcome Backwoods Smoke Shack to our Raystown Lake Region! Backwoods is a new BBQ spot right on ...
05/21/2020

We are super excited to welcome Backwoods Smoke Shack to our Raystown Lake Region! Backwoods is a new BBQ spot right on Seven Points Road! They will be opening tomorrow from 11am-9pm.

Check out their menu below!

Here is our menu, we had to make some changes sorry for the inconvenience. Due to the the price going up and shortage for brisket we will only have a limited amount for tomorrow ☹️ so no brisket for the kids menu also hot eggs won’t be available until next week.

Exciting News! Seven Points Bait & Grocery is open for business! Be sure to stop in if you are making a trip into Seven ...
05/21/2020

Exciting News! Seven Points Bait & Grocery is open for business! Be sure to stop in if you are making a trip into Seven Points Recreation Area. Please be advised that they are requiring customers to wear a mask when in their store.

Check out all they have to offer
www.sevenpointsbg.com

05/20/2020
Raystown Lake Rain Garden

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Raystown Lake got our Rain Garden up and running today ☀️

If you are planning to visit the Raystown Lake Region this weekend please remember to follow these guidelines. Stay safe...
05/19/2020

If you are planning to visit the Raystown Lake Region this weekend please remember to follow these guidelines. Stay safe and enjoy the outdoors! #ResponsibleRecreation

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Raystown Lake

Are you wanting to get outdoors and do something fun while being safe and social distancing? 🛶 Arnold's Marine Service i...
05/19/2020

Are you wanting to get outdoors and do something fun while being safe and social distancing? 🛶 Arnold's Marine Service is now offering their rental services using necessary precautions!

Arnold's has these fun items for rent: stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, canoes, tandem kayaks, and tubes.

Contact them here 👇
Arnold's Marine Service

Celebrate the kindness and gratitude that Pennsylvanians have for one another on 1-4-3 Day In PA 🙌. Show an essential wo...
05/19/2020

Celebrate the kindness and gratitude that Pennsylvanians have for one another on 1-4-3 Day In PA 🙌. Show an essential worker or neighbor you care about them and share it with us by using the hashtag #143DayInPA!

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Amazing catch, Zach! 🎣
05/18/2020

Amazing catch, Zach! 🎣

Take a look at this true trophy my friend caught on his boat this morning while fishing Raystown Lake!!! Wow!!!! Join me in congratulating Zach on a once in a lifetime trophy musky!

#raystownlake
#fishinglakeraystown
#raystownlakeregion
#forgetfishingletsgocatching

Fun News! The Garden Harvest has launched their pre-ordering site! They will be open Friday's only starting today, May 1...
05/15/2020
Garden Harvest Online Orders | Garden Harvest LLC

Fun News! The Garden Harvest has launched their pre-ordering site! They will be open Friday's only starting today, May 15th for pick-up.

Here's the steps in getting your home cooked meal:
✨Order online at garden-harvest.square.site/. Web store opens Friday at 10:30am
✨A ready for pick up email arrives in your inbox and they will start preparing your order
✨Head to Steele Farm and use the pick up time estimates in your order confirmation to time your arrival
✨Pick up without leaving your car- Give their runner your order number and pick up your feast!

Enjoy! #raystownmoments #supportlocal

Welcome to the Garden Harvest online ordering system. Here to help with your curbside pickup needs.

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6993 Seven Points Road
Hesston, PA
16647

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Interested in a rental for this summer... any direction of availability would be helpful .... tia
Can anyone tell me if the terrain bike park is open for use today? Thanks in advance!
Is there talk about whether or not we will be able to put our boats in on dock slips?
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Tourism is very important to the economy of Huntingdon County and people of Raystown Lake Region. Just heading into our busy season, we are continuing with business as usual at Warrior Ridge Hideaway. We do not anticipate any problems with our property. We are not a crowded public space but more of an outdoor destination. We will be airing our cabins with a fan and fresh outdoor air, cleaning HVAC filters more often and taking extra care to wipe all doorknobs, remote-controls, fridge and microwave handles, etc. with disinfectant. I would encourage our guests to do as we do when we travel, meaning to take dishes we will use out of the cupboard, wash in hot soapy water and let them air dry before using. Just a good practice for anytime. You can make your food inside the cabin, outside on the charcoal grill or wood fire, or order take-out (or delivery) from any of our local eateries. All of us in Raystown certainly appreciate your patronage! Spending time outdoors and in less crowded areas are highly advisable until we rid ourselves of this COVID issue. Our most important consideration is that we want you to feel safe and comfortable!
Went for a walk today! Is there a time that the gate is open to drive up to the parking area?
Any suggestions for someone to polish and wrap toons?
Would anybody happen to have or know where i can get the car sticker/bumper sticker that says "LAKE" and has the clip art image of a boat on it?