Raystown Lake turns 50!

The US Army Corps of Engineers, Friends of Raystown Lake, Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau and other community partners will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Raystown Lake from October 2023 (the anniversary of dam construction completion in 1973) through September 2024. A special commemoration ceremony will be held on 6 June 2024 - the anniversary of Vice President Ford’s dedication of the Raystown Dam. 

Due to Raystown Lake’s tremendous impact, both literally and figuratively, to the Huntingdon County landscape, attractions and communities in the surrounding area will commemorate the anniversary in their own ways.

Raystown Lake Dam Tours

Join the Friends of Raystown Lake, Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for free tours of the Raystown Lake Dam facilities throughout the month of October 2023. Tours are being held in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Dam's completion in October 1973.

Special Events
Commemorative Merchandise

All items can be purchased at the Raystown Reflections Gift Shoppe or the Juniata Reflections Gift Shoppe unless otherwise stated.

50th Commemorative T-shirt
Commemorative T-shirt
50th Anniversary Sweatshirt
Commemorative Sweatshirt
50th Commemorative Tote Bag
Commemorative Tote Bag
Raystown50 Candles
Limited Edition Anniversary Candles: S'mores, Maple Syrup & Wildflowers
50th Anniversary Plush Bear
Commemorative Plush Bear
Raystown Pottery Collection: Crock, Bean Pot, and Spice Pot
Raystown Pottery Collection: Crock, Bean Pot, and Spice Pot
Raystown50 Hat pin
Commemorative Hat Pin
Raystown50 Mug
Embossed Mug
50th Anniversary Patch
Commemorative Iron-on Patch
Raystown50 Hiking Medallion
Commemorative Hiking Medallion
Raystown50 coin
Commemorative Coin
Raystown 50th Sticker
Commemorative Sticker only available at Raystown Reflections Gift Shoppe
Raystown 50th Coffee Blend
50th Anniversary Coffee Blend available at Standing Stone Coffee Company
50th Anniversary Ornament
Commemorative Wooden Ornament
Raystown 50th Wine
50th Anniversary Wine available at ReKlaimed Vines
Raystown Ray eating a frozen cone
50th Anniversary frozen treats from The Meadows of Huntingdon. November 19th - Raystown Campfire (S'mores)
Become a 50th Anniversary Junior Ranger!

Have fun learning about Raystown Lake and the history it holds. Pick up your copy at the Raystown Lake Visitor Center, complete the activities and return it to be sworn in as an official Raystown Lake 50th Anniversary Junior Ranger and receive your badge!

50th Anniversary T-shirt Design Contest

Thank you to all the talented students who submitted their artwork! View all of the entries below.

50th T-shirt Design by Sam
Winning Design by Sam, Tussey Mountain School District
50th T-shirt Design by Nathan, TMSD
Nathan, Tussey Mountain School District
50th T-shirt Design by Sofia, HASD
Sofia, Huntingdon Area School District
50th T-shirt Design by Addison, HASD
Addison, Huntingdon Area School District
50th T-shirt Design 5 by Corrine, HASD
Corrine, Huntingdon Area School District
50th T-shirt Design by Natalie, HASD
Natalie, Huntingdon Area School District
50th T-shirt Design by Ethan, HASD
Ethan, Huntingdon Area School District
50th T-shirt Design by Eric, HASD
Eric, Huntingdon Area School District
50th T-shirt Design by Blake, HASD
Blake, Huntingdon Area School District
50th T-shirt Design by Camden, HASD
Camden, Huntingdon Area School District
50th T-shirt Design by Titus, HASD
Titus, Huntingdon Area School District
50th T-shirt Design by Lincoln, HASD
Lincoln, Huntingdon Area School District
50th T-shirt Design by Elliott, Halifax
Elliott, Halifax School District
50th T-shirt Design by Evelyn, Halifax
Evelyn, Halifax School District
50th T-shirt Design by Isaac, South Middleton
Isaac, South Middleton School District
50th T-shirt Design by Halee, HASD
Halee, Huntingdon Area School District
50th T-shirt Design by Austin, HASD
Austin, Huntingdon Area School District
50th T-shirt Design by Kazmira, HASD
Kazmira, Huntingdon Area School District
50th T-shirt Design by Liam, HASD
Liam, Huntingdon Area School District
50th T-shirt Design by Sylver, HASD
Sylver, Huntingdon Area School District
50th T-shirt Design by Kiayah, HASD
Kiayah, Huntingdon Area School District