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SUSQUEHANNOCK, PA

part ofRaystown Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Closed through Wed May 20 2015   Season Dates
 

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.

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 turkey, grouse, Canada geese, pheasants, bald eagles, osprey, great blue heron and occasional black bear.

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:

Susquehannock offers more than 60 campsites, including over 20 tent-only sites. Many are waterfront, while others are just a short walk away. There are no electric hookups, though restrooms and drinking water are provided. Coin-operated laundry facilities are available in the Seven Points Campground.

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.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Boating
  • Drinking Water
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parking Area
  • Showers
  • Trails
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Bait Shop
  • Fuel Available
  • Grocery Store
  • Marina
Know Before You Go
  • All campsites in this campground are reservable, but available first-come, first-served when not reserved
  • A campground attendant is available at most times during the peak season
  • For more information, call 814-658-6806 during peak season or 814-658-0116 during other times of the year
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
40.3875, -78.05
40°23'15"N, 78°3'0"W

From Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, take Route 26 south for 6 miles. Turn left onto Seven Points Drive and continue 3 miles. Turn left again onto Baker's Hollow Road. Campground entrance is two miles ahead on the right.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

SUSQUEHANNOCK
6145 Seven Points Drive
HESSTON  PA  16647-9227

Phone Number:

Information:  (814)658-6806
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