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Places to Camp near Raystown Lake

Raystown Lake is the perfect place for adventurous campers and RVers. There's so much to see and do, from exhilarating hikes or bike rides to exploring the local dining and shopping. Find the best campgrounds near Raystown Lake, PA. Read helpful reviews and tips to find the perfect camping option for you and your crew.

Best Camping Sites Near Raystown Lake, PA (100)

    Camper-submitted photo from Seven Points (PA)
    Camper-submitted photo from Seven Points (PA)
    Camper-submitted photo from Seven Points (PA)
    Camper-submitted photo from Seven Points (PA)
    Camper-submitted photo from Seven Points (PA)
    Camper-submitted photo from Seven Points (PA)

    1.

    Seven Points (PA)

    21 Reviews
    94 Photos
    180 Saves
    Hesston, Pennsylvania

    Overview

    Seven Points Recreation area, located in the central region of Raystown Lake, is perfectly situated for outdoor recreation. Within a short walk from every campsite, visitors can find everything from interpretive trails to a visitor center. Plus there's easy access to swimming, boating, fishing hiking, and biking. For more detailed maps and information on the Seven Points Recreation area visit our website.__

    Recreation

    Boating is always popular at Raystown, but there's more than just boating. Fishing for muskies, small and large mouth bass, brown trout, and many other Pennsylvania species is excellent. Every summer weekend there are education and entertainment programs at the amphitheater. The Greenside Pathway, a recycled rubber tire hiking trail, provides a safe walking route that connects the campgrounds to all of the recreational facilities within Seven Points; and world class mountain biking is available on the Allegrippis Trails and mountain biking skills park near the Visitors Center. Other nearby trails include the Lower Trail (Rails to Trails), the Terrace Mountain Trail, the Old Loggers Trail, and the Mid State Trail.

    Facilities

    Boating is always popular at Raystown, but there's more than just boating. Fishing for muskies, small and large mouth bass, brown trout, and many other Pennsylvania species is excellent. Every summer weekend there are education and entertainment programs at the amphitheater. The Greenside Pathway, a recycled rubber tire hiking trail, provides a safe walking route that connects the campgrounds to all of the recreational facilities within Seven Points; and world class mountain biking is available on the Allegrippis Trails and mountain biking skills park near the Visitors Center. Other nearby trails include the Lower Trail (Rails to Trails), the Terrace Mountain Trail, the Old Loggers Trail, and the Mid State Trail.

    Natural Features

    Raystown Lake is located within the ridge and valley province of Pennsylvania. The lakeshore is lined with an old oak-hickory forest giving way to mountain ridges and cliffs. The man-made lake is fed by the Raystown Branch tributary of the Juniata River and is the largest lake completely in the state of Pennsylvania. Recreation season temperatures range from the 60s to 90s, with three to four inches of rain per month. The nights are cool and the days are pleasant through spring and fall.

    Nearby Attractions

    Campers can take day trips to the Lincoln Caverns, Altoona Railroaders Museum, Swigart Antique Car Museum, or other nearby attractions. Visit www.raystown.org for local attractions and activities. The nearby city of Huntingdon, 11 miles north, is a good place for restaurants, shopping, and theaters.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $30 - $200 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Raystown Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Raystown Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Raystown Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Raystown Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Raystown Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Raystown Resort

    2.

    Lake Raystown Resort

    13 Reviews
    34 Photos
    97 Saves
    Entriken, Pennsylvania

    This recreation area is part of Raystown Lake

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Cowans Gap State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cowans Gap State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cowans Gap State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cowans Gap State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cowans Gap State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cowans Gap State Park Campground

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    Cowans Gap State Park Campground

    26 Reviews
    133 Photos
    104 Saves
    Fort Loudon, Pennsylvania

    Cowans Gap State Park is a diverse landscape nestled within the scenic Allens Valley of Fulton County. Campers come to enjoy the park’s 1,085 acres which offer a large lake, a full-size campground, provincial lodges, and many climbing trails throughout. Aside from the attractions, Buchanan State Forest encompasses the park, offering up fun and beauty regardless of the season. Open every day of the year, the park is a great place to visit for day-trip recreation. That said, if planning to camp here you’ll want to prepare in advance as campsite availability changes by the season.

    One of the unique offerings that Cowans Gap features is a number of environmental educational programs for the local public. These programs serve to help the pubic, especially the youth, foster a sense of responsibility for the nature that surrounds them every day. There are guided walks, hands-on activities, and even evening programs for those up to it.

    Aside from the educational opportunities, Cowans Gap is also right in the center of over 71,000+ acres of protected land thanks to Buchanan State Forest. There are 19 tracts of forest which occupy the acreage, showcasing numerous ravines, gulches, and brooks as well as groves of pine, hemlock, and maple.

    Subsequently, this wild and rugged backdrop attracts hikers, campers, fishers, and outdoor enthusiasts from all over. A number of state game lands located nearby are also popular visiting places for season hunters looking to bag an elk or other large game.

    Within the campground itself, there’s a variety of fun activities to get in on. During the winter, the park lake freezes making it perfect for ice-fishing and other winter fun. There’s also a maintained skating rink, so you can even come and ice-skate or play a quick game of hockey.

    It’s during the warmer months however that Cowans Gap state park really starts to shine. Once the lake unfreezes, campers flock for kayaking, canoeing, and pedal boating. The campground itself starts to bustle as children and families visit the local volleyball courts, and check out the nearby trails on Horseback. The lake offers a sandy beach area to recreate, as well as a pier for fishers to get easier access to deep water.

    Campsites are fully serviced here, and spacious enough to accommodate most families. There are restrooms available throughout the park, and a full-service concession stand for firewood and other conveniences. There are also cabins available for rental, but like most parks be sure to plan ahead as they tend to fill up quick.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $29 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Susquehannock
    Camper-submitted photo from Susquehannock
    Camper-submitted photo from Susquehannock
    Camper-submitted photo from Susquehannock
    Camper-submitted photo from Susquehannock
    Camper-submitted photo from Susquehannock

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    Susquehannock

    11 Reviews
    16 Photos
    147 Saves
    Calvin, Pennsylvania

    Overview

    Susquehannock Campground is located on the 8,300-acre Raystown Lake, in the ridge and valley province of Pennsylvania. The lake offers ample outdoor recreation opportunities, from fishing and boating to picnicking and hiking. Campers have access to a marina, shopping, restaurants and cultural attractions within a short drive. Several fun family events take place in the lake area throughout the summer.

    Recreation

    Fishing is excellent at the lake, with muskies, small and large mouth bass and brown trout found in abundance. Stream and river fishing are nearby, as are hunting areas for deer, turkey, grouse and Canada geese. Nearby trails such as the Allegrippis Trails, Old Loggers Trail, Hillside Nature Trail and Terrace Mountain Trail offer hiking and biking. Many family activities are available in the Raystown Region during summer. Visitors can pick up a free guide at the Raystown Lake Visitor Center or campground entrance station to help them plan sightseeing, hiking, biking, boating and canoe and kayak rental opportunities.

    Facilities

    Fishing is excellent at the lake, with muskies, small and large mouth bass and brown trout found in abundance. Stream and river fishing are nearby, as are hunting areas for deer, turkey, grouse and Canada geese. Nearby trails such as the Allegrippis Trails, Old Loggers Trail, Hillside Nature Trail and Terrace Mountain Trail offer hiking and biking. Many family activities are available in the Raystown Region during summer. Visitors can pick up a free guide at the Raystown Lake Visitor Center or campground entrance station to help them plan sightseeing, hiking, biking, boating and canoe and kayak rental opportunities.

    Natural Features

    The lake shore is lined with an old oak-hickory forest giving way to mountain ridges and cliffs. The man-made lake is fed by the Raystown Branch tributary of the Juniata River and is the largest lake located completely in the state of Pennsylvania. Recreation season temperatures range from the 60s to 90s, with three to four inches of rain per month. The nights are cool and the days are pleasant through spring and fall. Local wildlife consists of white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, ruffed grouse, Canada geese, pheasants, bald eagles, ospreys, great blue herons and occasional black bears.

    contact_info

    This location has limited staffing. Please call (814) 658-3405 for general information.

    Nearby Attractions

    The campground is only three miles from groceries, a bait shop, gas and a full service marina. The City of Huntingdon, located 14 miles north, is a good place to stop for restaurants, shopping and theaters. Campers can take day trips to the Lincoln and Indian Caverns, Altoona Railroaders Museum or Swigart Antique Car Museum.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Cabins

    $25 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Crooked Run Campground — Prince Gallitzin State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Crooked Run Campground — Prince Gallitzin State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Crooked Run Campground — Prince Gallitzin State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Crooked Run Campground — Prince Gallitzin State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Crooked Run Campground — Prince Gallitzin State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Crooked Run Campground — Prince Gallitzin State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Shawnee State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Shawnee State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Shawnee State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Shawnee State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Shawnee State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Shawnee State Park Campground

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    Shawnee State Park Campground

    25 Reviews
    60 Photos
    49 Saves
    Schellsburg, Pennsylvania
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Raystown Lake / Saxton KOA at Four Seasons
    Camper-submitted photo from Raystown Lake / Saxton KOA at Four Seasons
    Camper-submitted photo from Raystown Lake / Saxton KOA at Four Seasons
    Camper-submitted photo from Raystown Lake / Saxton KOA at Four Seasons
    Camper-submitted photo from Raystown Lake / Saxton KOA at Four Seasons
    Camper-submitted photo from Raystown Lake / Saxton KOA at Four Seasons

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    Raystown Lake / Saxton KOA at Four Seasons

    6 Reviews
    15 Photos
    23 Saves
    Saxton, Pennsylvania

    30/50 amp full hookups; complimentary wifi; General Store; K9; swimming pool, outdoor games, play structure with Pirate ship, The Jump Pad, dry boat parking ($), extra vehicles/guests ($); all located under a canopy of trees on Terrace Mountain.

    Located 5 miles from the Southern end of Raystown Lake. Scenic 45 minute ride from the PA Turnpike. Camp here for PSU events! Drive 1.25 hours to get to State College. Owned and operated by PSU alumni. Trough Creek State Park, water park, boat ramps and beach are all easy access. Concierge service for any guest who needs assistance. Curbside Check-in and camp store deliveries are available.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $100 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Trough Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Trough Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Trough Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Trough Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Trough Creek State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Trough Creek State Park Campground

    8.

    Trough Creek State Park Campground

    6 Reviews
    8 Photos
    29 Saves
    Raystown Lake, Pennsylvania
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $26 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Point Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Point Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Point Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Point Campground

    9.

    Point Campground

    4 Reviews
    4 Photos
    39 Saves
    Raystown Lake, Pennsylvania
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Black Moshannon State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Black Moshannon State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Black Moshannon State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Black Moshannon State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Black Moshannon State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Black Moshannon State Park Campground

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    Black Moshannon State Park Campground

    23 Reviews
    84 Photos
    109 Saves
    Port Matilda, Pennsylvania

    Black Moshannon State Park covers 3,394 acres of forests and wetlands and conserves unique, natural environments. More than 43,000 acres of the Moshannon State Forest surround the park and help create a remote and wild setting that provides recreational opportunities in all seasons for camping near State College.

    The 73 campsites each have a picnic table and a fire ring. Most sites can accommodate either a tent or a trailer. Many sites have electrical hookups. Some sites have full service hook up, which includes sewer, water, and electricity.Pets are permitted on designated sites.

    The campground features:

    -Washhouses with flush toilets

    -Showers

    -Coin-operated laundry machines

    -Sanitary dump station

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
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