Discover the natural beauty of Raystown Lake. Nestled in the mountains of South Central Pennsylvania between Altoona and Harrisburg the lake has 30 miles of navigable water and is fed by the Raystown Branch of the Juniata River. Surrounding the lake are 118 miles of natural wooded shoreline with 21,000 acres of largely undeveloped public land. Owned and operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers the lake was opened in 1975 as a flood control project, the only Army Corps flood control project in the U.S. kept at a permanent recreation level.
At the northern end of the lake is Seven Points Marina, the largest marina in Pennsylvania having dockage for 946 boats. Whether it be aboard a fishing boat or a houseboat you will discover nature at its finest. Wild turkeys, deer, turtles, squirrels, raccoons, beaver, ducks, birds of prey including bald eagles and ravens, water snakes and more. The fishing is second to none with muskies, small and large mouth bass, stripers, carp, perch, lake trout, brown trout, Atlantic salmon and crappies swimming the waters of this pristine lake. The lake's islands are great for exploring many coves that crowd the shoreline where you can thoroughly enjoy the beauty of nature as you swim, dive, fish, tan, or just relax.