About Us

Every so often, your travel takes you somewhere that reignites your soul, reminding you that life is beautiful, that nature heals, and that moments together are priceless.

Welcome to the Raystown Lake Region of Pennsylvania!

The Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau is ready and waiting to help you plan your 'Ray'cation today. Explore this site, then feel free to call us at 888-RAYSTOWN with any questions.

More than 135,000 Acres of Public Land in Huntingdon County

The Raystown Lake Region has opportunities aplenty to breathe in the fresh air, walk through the forest or enjoy the unspoiled shoreline scenery of Raystown Lake. Bring your boots, kayak, mountain bike and fishing pole to get the most out of your time in Huntingdon County. 

You will find many spots to relax and unwind that are free to access like Raystown Lake, Trough Creek State Park, Greenwood Furnace State Park and Whipple Dam State Park, the Juniata College Peace Chapel, Terrace Mountain Trail, Standing Stone Trail, the Allegrippis Trails, the Raystown Mountain Bike Skills Park and the Seven Points Recreation Area.

There are two public beaches at Raystown Lake. Other options include a Raystown Lake boat tour, delving into the natural wonders of Huntingdon County underground on a cave tour or discovering one of our local museums filled with living history and local lore. You could also "hook up" with a fishing guide or enjoy the roar of the engines at Hesston Speedway. 

Accommodations include hotels, luxury vacation homes, cabins, lodges, B&Bs, and Raystown Lake is the only lake within Pennsylvania where you can get a houseboat and live on the water during your vacation!

The Raystown Lake Region is home to Juniata College; a national liberal arts college dedicated to hands-on learning, preparing students for a life of service and leadership in a global setting. Juniatians benefit from rich traditions and academic experiences that flexibly support learners. Their “emphasis” approach to a traditional major creates a unique learning experience.

The interesting industrial history of the region, museums, caves, hiking trails, natural outdoor spaces and more await your pleasant journey to the region. We welcome groups of any size for corporate meetings, family outings, day trips, reunions, honeymoons and vacations.

The Largest Lake within Pennsylvania - 8,300 Surface Acres of Fun

The 32-mile long Raystown Lake is a popular destination for fishermen, boaters, kayakers and all water enthusiasts. Raystown Lake is the largest lake entirely within Pennsylvania and is the only lake within Pennsylvania where you can get a houseboat and live on the water during your vacation.

For land-based adventures, you can enjoy hiking, hunting, mountain biking, picnics and more in scenery that has been rated among the 100 Best Scenic Views in America by ReserveAmerica.com's The Camping Club!

The region boasts more than 3,000 campsites plus many other types of accommodations.

The Allegrippis Trails at Raystown Lake are about 36 miles of stacked-loop, multi-use single-track trails and are ranked as some of the top single-track mountain bike trails in North America. The Raystown Mountain Bike Skills Park at Seven Points Recreation Area offers an added layer of fun and thrills! 

The region offers hundreds of miles of hiking trails - including 2016 PA Trail of the Year - the 80+ mile Standing Stone Trail with its unique Thousand Steps section up Jacks Mountain, and the 2019 Trail of the Year - The Mid-State Trail. 

Raystown Lake is the Freshwater Striped Bass Capital of the Northeast United States. The current Pennsylvania record for a freshwater striped bass is 53 pounds 12 ounces – caught at Raystown Lake

The region also offers caves to tour, Pennsylvania State Parks, rails-to-trails, museums, shops, diners and much more

And it's all just a moment away with easy access via highway, commuter air or Amtrak: http://bit.ly/FindRaystownPA