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.

Special Events
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.

Commemorative Merchandise

All items can be purchased on location at the Raystown Reflections Gift Shoppe

Raystown50 Candles
Limited Edition Anniversary Candles: S'mores, Maple Syrup & Wildflowers
Raystown50 coin
Commemorative Coin
Raystown50 Mug
Embossed Mug
Raystown50 Hat pin
Commemorative Hat Pin
Raystown50 Hiking Medallion
Commemorative Hiking Medallion
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!