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Raystown Lake

PA
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Ranked #416 of 1,370 attractions in Pennsylvania
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Fishing
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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We stayed at 7 points campgrounds and there is not a bad spot in the whole park Fall colors every where you looked Just perfect

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Erwinna, Pennsylvania
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We have visited Lake Raystown for 2 summers in a row with 3 other families. We rented two houseboats from 7 points Marina that comfortably housed all 16 of us. We go mid-week when the lake is pretty quiet. I hear weekends are busier, but the mid-week is very quiet. The children aged 5-12 say it is their best vacation... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We stayed in one of the resort's cottages. It was like being at home -- every convenience and very comfortable for us. We ate most meals at the marina's cafe and found the service and the food to be above average. The front desk people were very accommodating and their camp stores carried everything you might need. The location is... More

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York, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Nice and relaxing place to be. Only thing I did not like is they NEED to cut the grass at the beach part of the lake or spray some weed killer. There was a TON of bees everywhere you walked! Had to pay attention to where you were walking or sitting in the grass or you would get stung. Wasn't... More

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Hamilton, Virginia
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166 reviews 166 reviews
44 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We camped at seven points in the Ridge Camp for 2 nights. The price was right. The campsite easily accommodated our 2 families (9 people in total) in tents. It rained the 1st night into the mid-morning of the 2nd day, which was a bummer - but, we survived. We hiked at Trough Creek State Park, rented a boat at... More

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Top Contributor
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21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We have been coming to Raystown lake for years. If you're looking for touristy sights and fine dining, this isn't the place for you. But if you're looking for natural beauty, fresh water, and fun in the sun, be sure to stop. It's great for camping, kayaking, recreational boating and swimming.

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Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Trophy guide service is one man named Sparky Price. We attempted to fish Striper with a 4 man group in mid july 2013 and were sadly disappointed with the bait and switch that was pulled. To begin with, the trip was to begin at 1:00am. We waited on the doc for an hour before the boat finally appeared. Getting aboard... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

If you like to Mt. Bike , this is the place in the northeast. Great trails for MT.BIKERS MADE BY MT. BIKERS. All ability levels, fun, challenging, some with great views for the lake. We camped at Susquehannock campground ( lots of trails nearby), it's primitive but private and mostly quiet...NO SHOWER :( ....JUMP IN LAKE ;). If you stay... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

This trip was a lot of fun and good memories. Camping on the water in a beautiful place is very relaxing. #1 rent a houseboat various sizes. #2 plan your packing(food, drinks, games). #3 load the boat and go. I never "drove" a boat. But after a safety class video I was ready to go. The boat operation was new... More

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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Memorial weekend was a bit cold - thankful for the propane in the camper to keep us warm. This is a beautiful lake and the forest area is peaceful. As you can suspect, the lake attracts boaters so the campground is full of them! However, you can hike, bike or even scuba! We went to the quarry in Altoona with... More

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