Raystown Lake Susquehannock Campground

Hesston, Pennsylvania

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Raystown Lake is a beautiful area that lies at the western edge of the Valley and Ridge topography of central Pennsylvania. Here the ridges are very steep and the valleys very narrow. Raystown Lake is a big (30 miles long; 8,300 acres; 118 miles of shoreline) man-made lake formed by a dam across the Juniata River at the lake’s north end. It is a beautiful area that lies at the western edge of the Valley and Ridge Physiographic Province of central Pennsylvania. Here the ridges are very steep and the valleys very narrow. The campground most suitable for tent camping is the primitive area, Susquehannock Campground, located north of the main recreation area at Seven Points. A modern campground at Seven Points features all of the amenities, including crowds, noise, and lots of big RVs. If you decide to go this route, I recommend choosing a site in the Point camping area right on the water.

Raystown Lake: Susquehannock Campground Professional Review and Guide

"Raystown Lake is a beautiful area that lies at the western edge of the Valley and Ridge topography of central Pennsylvania. Here the ridges are very steep and the valleys very narrow. Raystown Lake is a big (30 miles long; 8,300 acres; 118 miles of shoreline) man-made lake formed by a dam across the Juniata River at the lake’s north end. It is a beautiful area that lies at the western edge of the Valley and Ridge Physiographic Province of central Pennsylvania. Here the ridges are very steep and the valleys very narrow.

The campground most suitable for tent camping is the primitive area, Susquehannock Campground, located north of the main recreation area at Seven Points. A modern campground at Seven Points features all of the amenities, including crowds, noise, and lots of big RVs. If you decide to go this route, I recommend choosing a site in the Point camping area right on the water."

Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Hesston
Campsites: 63
Season: Mid-May–Labor Day weekend
Additional Use: Swimming, Boating, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Local Contacts: 814-658-3405, tinyurl.com/susquehannock
Fees per Night: $14-$17
Facilities: Showers, flush toilets, water, playground. Wheelchair access at Some sites and lower restroom.
Driving Directions: Directions to Raystown Lake: Susquehannock Campground

Recent Trail Reviews

8/15/2010
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Reserved site 9 but switched to site 13 upon arrival because 13 had much better access to water. That was a mistake because 13 is just down wind of restrooms which don't start smelling better until their morning service time. Additionally, there was no water in this area, we had to walk uphill to next water post. It looks like there used to be a pump right behind the bathrooms but they have removed it. Lake access from 13 is great. Only down side is there was absolutely no privacy between sites 9-13. Perhaps there was at one point in time, but it no longer exists. Fortunately, we were the only campers in that section during our brief 2-day stay. Lastly, no flush toilets, only pit latrines. While there are no showers, you can use the showers over at Seven Points campground. Many trails in the area and we saw lots of bikers using them. We weren't there long enough to check them out. All in all, ok stay. Pretty lake but not enough privacy at site for my taste.



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May 2018