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Raystown Lake

PA
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Ranked #452 of 1,516 Attractions in Pennsylvania
Type: Bodies of Water
Activities: Fishing
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Dallas, Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

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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Philadelphia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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USA
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5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Hoboken, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I have been coming here for a few years now, always with a group of friends that i see every couple months. We have a great time between jumping off the cliffs, hanging on the lake or kicking back having some beers and talking about times when we were younger. If there was ever an issue the ranger would come... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
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10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The lake is giant & beautiful. Not many establishments around. We saw a few Amish families were vacationing there too. You can find trails all around, even if they aren't marked. We toured the resort for future reference - you have to stop @ their resort center to get a driving pass first.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Lake Raystown is beautiful place to visit. Great place for families and friends to enjoy the great outdoors. However, this can all be cut short by the overbearing and disrespectful park ranger by the name of Don Donaldson, officer # 621, employed by the US Army Corps of Engineers - Baltimore District. Mr. Donaldson used lewd and racist comments to... More

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Pittsgrove, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Abuse of Authority 101 - You can write a book on it here. Came to this same camp ground for a few years now and after this year I will never come back - here is why. I go here with a large group of friends (approx 17 of us) we rent out the sites way in advance and make... More

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Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We rented a houseboat from 7 Points Marina and the experience was amazing! Checking in, loading and boarding was well organized and efficient. The staff is super friendly and they had us out on the water in no time. The boat was clean and met all of our expectations. We mostly grilled on the gas grill provided but the kitchen... More

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