Boating & Boating Services
in Raystown Country

Raystown Country offers an excellent opportunity for boating at  Raystown Lake. There are no restrictions of horsepower or boat size on the lake. And although the largest privately owned boat is a 70 ft, you will see canoes, jet skis, small fishing boats and even inner tubes on the lake. 

The lake rarely freezes completely, boaters can enjoy the lake almost year round. Boat rentals are available at the two marinas on the lake. There are numerous winter activities available at Raystown lake.

Boat Dealers/Boating Services

Boat Launches/Marinas

Tour Boats

Houseboat Rentals, Boat Slips and Boat Rentals
Boating Safety Tips from the USCG

Boats/Boating Services

Jim's Anchorage, Hesston (814) 658-3464 Area Chris*Craft Dealers

Shy Beaver Boat Center, RD#1 Box 178A, Route 26, James Creek (814) 658-3777

Arnold's Marin Sales, RD#!, James Creek (814) 635-3656

Snyder's Run Bait & Tackle Shop, Huntingdon (814) 643-3828

Don's Boathouse & Marine SVC, James Creek (814) 658-2112

Sea-Doo - Watercraft & Sport Boats Sheehan Motors, Huntingdon (814) 643-1940

James Creek Boats, PA Rte 994, James Creek (814) 658-2526

The Boat Exchange, (800) 296-3345

Buy A Boat Central - This site is designed to help the person buying or selling to browse boats from all over North America (your state or province) and compare prices, to help the seller determine the value of their boat at the time of listing, and to get you into the dream boat you always wanted and get you out there on the water.

Houseboat Rentals, Boat Slips and Boat Rentals

Seven Points Marina, RD#1 Hesston, Pa 16647 (814) 658-3074 Houseboat (one pictured at right) Rentals and Boats Slip Reservations (MARINA)

Lake Raystown Resort & Lodge, 100 Chipmunk Crossing, Entriken, PA 16638  (MARINA)
(814) 658-3500 Boat and Boat Slip Rentals


Adventure Marine Canoe & Kayak and Woy Bridge Campground 
P.O. Box 102, Bedford, Pennsylvania, 15522 (814)735-2768

Tour Boats 

tourboat.jpg (22099 bytes)Seven Points Marina & Cruises, Hesston, 814-658-3074 (814) 658-3074 (pictured at right)

The Proud Mary Tour Boat, At Lake Raystown Resort & Lodge   (814) 658-3500


Boat Launches
  • Aitch
  • Corbin's Island
  • James Creek
  • Warriors Path
  • Seven Points
  • Shy Beaver
  • Snyder's Run
  • Tatman Run
  • Weaver Falls
  • Seven Points Marina***
  • Lake Raystown Resort***

    ***Indicate launches/marinas

 Boating Tips from the US Coast Guard
  1. Buy your own life jacket, and wear it. One size does not fit all. 
  2. Look at the label for size and weight limitations. 
  3. Try it on and check the fit. With straps and buckles secured, the life jacket should not slip over your head or cover your eyes. 
  4. Make sure the life jacket is Coast Guard approved. 
  5. Replace your life jacket if you find air leakage, mildew or rot. 
  6. Never alter a life jacket. It could lose its effectiveness. 
  7. Check your life jackets yearly for floatation and fit. 
  8. Wear a life jacket to set an example for younger children while increasing your chances of survival. 
  9. Take a Safe Boating course. Call 1-800-368-5647 
  10. Click here for more information
Boating Courses

Boating Course Available at Raystown Lake

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will continue to provide boater courses throughout the year.  To register, contact PAFBC Officer Heidi Milbrandt at 717-657-4367.

Boating Course Descriptions

Beginning in January 2000, all operators of Personal Watercraft (PWCs)(1), such as Jet SkisŪ, Sea DoosŪ, etc., will need to complete a safe boating course or pass an equivalency examination

Other Boating Links
Buy A Boat Central - 1754 Traders Trail RR1 Peterborough Ont. Canada k9j6x2
Phone: 705-292-0781 Fax: 705-292-5676 - E-mail:
Browse the waterways or buy and sell your boat online.

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