Raystown Lake Trivia

Raystown Lake Region – did you know?


  • Raystown Lake is the largest lake entirely within Pennsylvania. Roughly 30 miles south-to-north. Raystown Lake was dedicated on June 6, 1974 by Vice President Gerald Ford.
  • Only 4% of the 118 mile shoreline of Raystown Lake is currently developed
  • You will find more than 135,000 acres of public land in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania
  • “Fireplace getaways” are really popular in the Raystown Lake Region in the winter, spring and fall. There are luxurious chalets and vacation homes with spacious accommodations for 2-25. Relax in front of the fireplace or step out onto the wraparound porches and breathe in the mountain view – during any time of the year.
  • Caves to tour, Pennsylvania State Parks, rails-to-trails, museums, shops, diners and more
  • Seven Points Marina is the only place within Pennsylvania where you can get a houseboat and live on Raystown Lake during your vacation. Most of the houseboats in the Seven Points Marina fleet come equipped with hot tubs and slides.
  • Seven Points Marina is currently the largest (947 wet and dry slips) full-service marina in Pennsylvania. The marina's rental fleet includes fishing boats, ski pontoon boats, and 15 houseboats. A popular activity with young and old is the fish feeding station. Seven Points Marina is a large, family owned business established in 1947 by Jim Filson on the old Raystown Dam.
  • There are about 3,000 campsites to choose from in the Raystown Lake Region of Pennsylvania. Plus many other types of accommodations… lots of luxurious vacation homes, secluded cabins in the forest, cozy B&Bs, beautifully appointed houseboats, etc.
  • 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 opened in summer 2016
  • Hundreds of miles of hiking trails are located in the Raystown Lake Region of Pennsylvania – including the 2016 Pennsylvania Trail of the Year: the Standing Stone Trail with its unique Thousand Steps section up Jacks Mountain
  • At Lake Raystown Resort, turn of the century hospitality and breathtaking vistas make each Proud Mary Showboat cruise on Raystown Lake a memorable adventure. Public sightseeing, breakfast and dinner cruises are available, as well as privately chartered party, wedding, dinner or meeting cruises, complete with live entertainment, music and customized themes. Catch the Proud Mary Showboat at Lake Raystown Resort marina. Lake Raystown Resort has many types of accommodations, Marina Café, full service marina, Angry Musky Outfitters fishing guide service, activities and a popular entertainment schedule. Celebrating National S’mores Day each year on August 10.
  • 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 by Sparky Price
  • Raystown Lake’s water flows from south to north. The shallow part of our lake is actually at the southern end and might be 12 feet deep. At the northern end, depths reach close to 200 feet at Raystown dam
  • We have exceptional gentle water kayaking opportunities on our lakes and rivers
  • Huntingdon, PA is a stop on the Amtrak Pennsylvanian line
  • Easily accessible from many major metro areas: http://bit.ly/FindRaystownPA