Welcome

Thank you for your interest in the Raystown Lake Region!
We appreciate your consideration of our area for your vacation or getaways! The Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau would be happy to help you plan your RAYcation to the Raystown Lake Region of The Alleghenies in Pennsylvania.

About Raystown

More than 135,000 acres of public land in Huntingdon County, PA

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 and the Seven Points Recreation Area. There are two 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, luxury 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, info@raystown.org or online here at www.Raystown.org.

The Raystown Lake Region is home to Juniata College; a national liberal arts college dedicated to hands-on learning, preparing students for a life of service and leadership in a global setting. Juniatians benefit from rich traditions and academic experiences that flexibly support learners. Their “emphasis” approach to a traditional major creates a unique learning experience.

The interesting industrial history of the region, museums, caves, hiking trails, natural outdoor spaces and more await your pleasant journey to the Raystown Lake Region of Pennsylvania. We welcome groups of any size to visit the Raystown Lake Region for corporate meetings, family outings, day trips, reunions, honeymoons and vacations.

For a complete and updated list of events in the Raystown Lake Region, click to www.Raystown.org/events

The largest lake within Pennsylvania - 8,300 surface acres of fun!

The 30-mile long Raystown Lake is a popular destination for fisherman, boaters, kayakers and all water enthusiasts. Raystown Lake is the largest lake entirely within Pennsylvania and is the only lake within Pennsylvania where you can get a houseboat and live on the water during your vacation.

For land-based adventures; you can enjoy hiking, hunting, mountain biking, picnics and more in scenery that has been rated among the 100 Best Scenic Views in America by ReserveAmerica.com's The Camping Club!

About 3,000 campsites. Plus many other types of accommodations… luxury vacation homes, lots of cabins, B&Bs, houseboats, inns, hotels, yurts and resorts.

The Allegrippis Trails at Raystown Lake are about 36 miles of stacked-loop multi-use single track trails and are ranked as some of the top single track mountain bike trails in North America. The new Raystown Mountain Bike Skills Park opened in summer 2016.

Hundreds of miles of hiking trails are here - including the 2016 PA Trail of the Year: the 80+ mile Standing Stone Trail with its unique Thousand Steps section up Jacks Mountain

Raystown Lake is the Freshwater Striped Bass Capitol of the Northeast United States. The current Pennsylvania record for a freshwater striped bass is 53 pounds 12 ounces – caught at Raystown Lake

Caves to tour, Pennsylvania State Parks, rails-to-trails, museums, shops, diners and more

Easily accessible via highway, commuter air or Amtrak: http://bit.ly/FindRaystownPA