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 ever (and they are well travelled children). They love sliding into the lake from the top deck of the boat, tubing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, kayaking and swimming. At night they love to sit in the hot tub and watch for shooting stars. It is very dark here at night, so the shooting stars are easily seen. They also enjoy hiking around the lake and the magnificent views, visiting an old cemetery, watching for wildlife (especially eagles) and climbing on the cliffs. It is really a beautiful setting for a fun, relaxing family vacation. One note, the first year we rented from 7 points, our boat was quite perfect, but this year it was quite dirty. We had them come back aboard to do some cleaning before we took off, but we still had to do a lot of cleaning ourselves to bring it to our standards. Not sure if they changed crews or procedures or what happened, but it appears that they did not clean the boat at all this year after having an immaculate boat the previous year, this was very disappointing.
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