The Raystown Lake Region of PA

The 8,300-acre, 30-mile long Raystown Lake was created in the early 1970s and is a popular water destination for fisherman, boaters, kayakers, and all water enthusiasts.

The Raystown Lake Recreation Area welcomes nearly 2 million visitors per year to the lake and the public land surrounding it for world-class fishing, hiking, hunting, mountain biking, boating, picnics, and more in scenery that has been rated as some of the 100 Best Scenic Views in America by's The Camping Club! Raystown Lake is a popular spot for swimming and water skiing for all ages. Raystown Lake is the largest lake entirely within Pennsylvania. 

With many outdoor public spaces, 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, and mountain bike 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 Trough Creek, Greenwood Furnace and Whipple Dam state parks, the Juniata College Peace Chapel, Terrace Mountain Trail, Standing Stone Trail, the Allegrippis Trails, and the Seven Points Recreation Area.

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.

Contact the Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau (HCVB) office prior to or during your "Raycation" for more information: (888) 729-7869, [email protected] or online at

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