Standard (Tent/RV)
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
About Nancy's Boat to Shore Campground (Pa)

The Nancy's Boat to Shore Campground, in the central region of Raystown Lake, is the perfect secluded getaway camping spot accessible only by boat. Located near both James Creek and Aitch Boat Launch areas, the campground is situated on the shoreline of Raystown Lake away from public roadways. Nancy's camp map 


Fishing is excellent with small and large mouth bass, muskies, striped bass, and brown trout, abundant in the lake. Trough Creek State Park is nearby across the lake; Seven Points and Lake Raystown Resort are both within 8 lake miles. Nearby trails, including Lower Trail (Rails to Trails), Terrace Mountain Trail, Old Loggers Trail and Mid State Trail, attract plenty of traffic.


Campsites are accessed by boat only. Although remote and primitive, each campsite offers a picnic table and campfire ring. Maximum of two tents permitted per campsite. There are no electric hookups. Vault toilets are available. Some of the campsites are located in open, grassy areas while others are tucked into wooded areas. Potable water must be brought along to the campground as no water is currently available. 


Natural Features

Raystown Lake is in 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.

Nearby Attractions

Aitch Boat Launch, James Creek Boat Launch, Seven Points Recreation area, Raystown Lake Visitor Center, Lake Raystown Resort & Conference Center and Trough Creek State Park are all nearby.

ADA Access: N

Fee Info
April 5, 2019 - October 28, 2019 (Peak Season) Boat In $14.00
US Army Corps of Engineers
Drive In
Boat In
Alcohol Allowed
No Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
No Firewood Available
No Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
No Trash
No WiFi
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RVs and Trailers
No Sanitary Dump
Nancy's Boat to Shore Campground (Pa) is located in Pennsylvania
40.3451 N
-78.1422 W
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The campground is a boat to shore facility and therefore is not accessible by driving. Nearest ramps for launching are Aitch and James Creek at Raystown Lake. Aitch is accessible from PA26 in Marklesburg and James Creek is accessible via PA994 near Entriken.
2 Reviews of Nancy's Boat to Shore Campground (Pa)

These campsites are accessible by boat ONLY! They are in an area of the lake that has a lot of boat traffic, the waterfront spots usually book a few weeks in advance and are in a wake zone. There is mooring along both sides of the campground. Some weekend get slightly loud because of college kids, but most are mindful of younger children if you ask them to keep it down

First to Review
less crowds

This campground is accessed by boat only. But it has a maintenance road and is patrolled by college kids with summer jobs. Follow the rules and you will have a wonderful time.