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Raystown Lake

Address: PA
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Ranked #381 of 1,265 Attractions in Pennsylvania
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Fishing
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Fishing
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English first
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

Took a chartered striper trip on this beautiful lake with Denny Clapper. He is a great guide with tons of knowledge of the lake and fish locations. Been on two trips and Im already scheduling my third. Denny is highly recommended for anyone looking to catch Stripers. October was a beautiful time to be on the lake while the leaves... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Just returned from a nice quiet fall getaway at Raystown Lake. This was our first visit and really enjoyed the quick trip. We really wanted to stay longer because there was a lot to see and enjoy even out of season. We're planning on returning in the summer to enjoy more of the area. Boating, fishing, swimming, hiking, biking and... More 

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If you have a trailerable boat or jetskis to pull, Raystown is a nice getaway. The lake is about 25 miles long and has lots of nooks and crannies. It is even better if you have friends with a cabin to stay at or if you like to camp. Not far from Harisburg

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State College, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Beautiful scenery with nice beach area and well maintained buildings. Great walk trail with cushioned recycled rubber natural wood looking path. Very relaxing. A real treasure.

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Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is one of the best places to stay. The staff and the activity people are the friendliest people at any place I ever stayed. My daughter can not wait to go back, the have plenty of things for children and adults to do. There water park is nice and clean. I would recommend this location to everyone. My family... More 

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Dallas, Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This is our 2nd season vacationing at Raystown Lake. We have a fully equipped cabin cruiser and love exploring the beauty of this place. This lake is huge!! like a mini- thousand islands! no matter how crowded it gets, there is always a quiet cove to be found for privacy. we usually anchor down in the no-wake zones and enjoy... More 

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Friendsville, Maryland
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

To the people who are disrespecting Susquehannock Campground on this site, you were probably partying and deserved it. I stay there and it is BEAUTIFUL and THANK GOD THE RANGERS ARE ON TOP OF THINGS. Thank you rangers. No showers but very peaceful. AS FOR THE REST of the lake it's great but I think it's getting way too crowded... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

Family of 5, no experience at all, first time rental on a boat with a slide, fantastic. We went directly to a quiet cove and docked to the shoreline for three days straight. Sliding, swimming, jumping, fishing for sunnies, and hiking made for a great trip. The "no wake" areas are the best spots to dock and made for a... More 

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Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

recently rented a houseboat on raystown lake having never rented one and being unfamiliar with the area we were not sure what to expect. we were pleasantly surprised. the lake is very large and has lots of different kinds of entertainment from ski/jetski/all size and shapes of boats, to kayaks and water boards. not to mention camp grounds with trails... More 

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New York City, New York
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My husband grew up in this area and we started camping at Susquehannock Campground every year for the past several years. I used to recommend this beautiful campground to everyone I knew. It's a great camping spot to have lots of fun, but each year the park rangers have gotten progressively more ignorant and out of line. We are there... More 

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