The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, is managing the impacts of flooding at Raystown Lake after heavy rains from Hurricane Ida passed through the region from Tuesday, Aug. 31 to Wednesday, Sept. 1. USACE officials are taking precautionary measures to protect the public by implementing temporary closures to some of Raystown Lake’s campgrounds and facilities that rest near the water.  

Current Closures On Raystown Lake 

An update from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on 9/8/2021

Keeping our current closures in mind (see below), be advised that access points to the water and parking is going to be VERY limited. Please park in designated spaces only and DO NOT block gates.

As a reminder, these are the current closures:

Snyder's Run, Seven Points, and James Creek Boat Launches are now OPEN and accessible to the public. 

- ALL other Raystown Lake boat launches remain closed until conditions change. The tentative reopening date for the remaining boat launches is Friday, September 10, 2021.

- Seven Points Public Beach

- Tatman Run Public Beach is closed for the season

Reopening dates of the above facilities are still TBD. Water release began on 9/3/2021 from the Raystown Lake Spillway and the lake is expected to drop approximately 2 feet per day after rising about 12 feet. Reopening will take time as we remove debris and perform safety inspections of facilities before they can be made available to the public. 

Thanks for your patience.

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