Lakes, Parks, Trails and Nature
in Raystown Country

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Raystown Lake gives you many opportunities to relax and enjoy the scenic area, unspoiled by commercial developments and advertising. 

Try visiting our many hiking trails, biking paths and state parks. Watch the wildlife.

State Parks
Birding & Wildlife Information
Hiking Trails
State Informational Links
Pennsylvania Rails to Trails
Canoe Creek State Park - Hiking at Raystown LakeTo reach Canoe Creek State Park, travel on U.S. Route 22, until you arrive at the small village of Canoe Creek (seven miles east of Hollidaysburg), turn north on the "Turkey Valley Road" for one
half mile to the main park entrance road.

Greenwood Furnace (state park) Nestled in the mountains of northeastern Huntingdon County, historic Greenwood Furnace State Park offers a unique recreational experience. The park covers 423 acres, including a six-acre lake. The entrance to the park is on PA Route 305, a 15-minute drive west of Belleville or a 35-minute drive southeast of State College.

Whipple Dam (state park) This 256-acre state park is located in the northeastern corner of Huntingdon County, 12 miles south of State College. The park is easily reached by turning east off PA Route 26 at the Whipple Dam State Park sign.

Little Buffalo (state park) From PA Route 322, take the Newport Exit and follow PA
Route 34 South through the town of Newport. One mile from town turn right onto Little Buffalo State Park Road to the park. From PA Route 322 to the park entrance is 4.6 miles. 

Reeds Gap (state park) Reeds Gap State Park contains 220 acres located in the New Lancaster Valley of Mifflin County and can be reached from U.S. Route 322 from Milroy by following park signs for seven miles. 

Trough Creek (state park) The park can be accessed by traveling 16 miles south from Huntingdon along PA Route 26, then 5 miles east along PA Route 994 near the village of Entriken.

Warriors Path (state park) The 334-acre park is located in Liberty Township, Bedford County, approximately two miles south of the Borough of Saxton

Alan Seeger Natural Area off of Route 26 by several miles. (814) 643-2340 (no camping)

Monroe Furnace off of Route 26 North of Huntingdon.

Smithfield Township - Riverside Park, Huntingdon (814) 643-6702

Seven Points Marina Boat Rentals, Houseboat Rentals, Cruises on Beautiful Raystown Lake off of Route 26 near Hesston. A National Recreational Area. (814) 658-3405

Tatman Run Park off of Route 994.

Rothrock State Forest 

Birding & Wildlife Watching Information

The Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center has compiled checklists for areas throughout the United States and posted them on the worldwide web at Visit the website and bring a checklist to Raystown your next trip!

Juniata College Field Station

Shavers Creek Environmental Center, Petersburg, 814-863-2000

Juniata Valley Audubon Society, Canoe Creek off Route 22 West of Huntingdon.

Important Insect and Disease Pests of Pennsylvania Forests

Books on PA Birds - from

State and Area Informational Links


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