Raystown Lake / Saxton KOA

Come Stay & Play at the Raystown Lake / Saxton KOA!

If a mountain retreat near the lake is what you are looking for, you've come to the right place. A little slice of peace on earth? Yup, that's us! Our campground is nestled in the Allegheny Mountains just minutes from Raystown Lake, which stretches over 25 miles long with depths over 200 feet. At our park, we strive to preserve the natural mountain setting with a glorious canopy of trees for shade but still offering incredible stargazing opportunities in the mountain sky. Campsites, tent sites, as well as cabins, are available from May 1 to October 12, 2020. We offer many amenities, such as a swimming pool, game room, play area, boat/jet ski parking, laundry area, as well as gorgeous, clean, handicap-friendly unisex bathhouse. Not only are we pet friendly, we even have a K9 Park for your fur babies to enjoy time off-leash.  All of this for a great price that includes 2 adults and 2 children under 18.  Each site holds up to 6 humans plus your fur babies.  Come, Stay & Play.  We promise that you won't be disappointed.

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Campground Amenities

  • 50 Max Amp
  • 70' Max Length
  • Wi-Fi
  • Pool (5/8 - 10/19)
  • Firewood ($)
  • Pavilion
  • Dog Park
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Ways to Stay

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Big Weekend

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WHEN: May 14-15, 2021

WHAT: Stay Friday night, May 14th at a participating campground, and get Saturday night, May 15th for just $20*.

WHY: The Big Weekend helps raise funds to send kids with cancer to medically-supervised camps all across North America. Kids fighting cancer deserve a chance to attend a summer camp and to just be a kid again. Funds raised from May 15 support the KOA Care Camps Trust which distributes more than $1 million dollars annually to support 125+ Care Camps each year. Learn more at koacarecamps.org.

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Local Area

Trough Creek State Park

The 554-acre Trough [troff] Creek State Park is a scenic gorge formed as Great Trough Creek cuts through Terrace Mountain and empties into Raystown Lake. Rugged hiking trails lead to wonders like Balanced Rock and Rainbow Falls. Rothrock State Forest and Raystown Lake Recreation Area border the park, making a large, continuous area of public land for recreation.

16362 Little Valley Road

Saxton, PA 16678

814-658-3847

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Tatman Run Day Use Area

Tatman Run Beach is a small, sandy bottom beach tucked into a small cove off the main channel of the lake. A sand beach surrounds the swim area with a concrete access walkway. A slightly terraced open grass area sits just beyond the beach. Shade along the shoreline is limited and sunshades are recommended.

Tatman Run has a large pavillion that can be rented on a daily basis.Tatman Run is the only eastern shoreline launch and is only one of two launches located directly on the main channel of the lake.  This steep ramp can be tricky for new boaters.  With a nearby beach and picnic areas Tatman is also popular among families.Location: Eastern shoreline, at mile marker 20.
Directions:  From southbound Rt. 26 at Rt. 22, continue approximately 16 miles to the second blinking yellow light.  Turn left on Rt. 994 towards Tatman Run (marked by sign).  Continue another 4 miles.  Just past the Lake Raystown Resort, turn left into Tatman Run (marked by sign).

  • Open year-round, no winter maintenance
  • 60 trailer parking spaces at ramp
  • 22 single car spaces at ramp
  • Double Lane launch
  • Floating courtesy dock
  • Vault Restroom (pit toilets)
  • Drinking water access
  • Picnic tables & grills
  • Picnic shelter (reservation info here)
  • Beach (info here)
  • Terrace Mountain Trail access (info here)
  • Playground

Parking space designations: Two (2) trailer-length and one (1) single car spaces are designated for handicap parking only.  One (1) space is reserved for authorized vehicles only.  Boat trailers are not permitted to park in the beach parking lot.Shelter Parking:  Trailers are not permitted in the shelter parking lot under any circumstance.  Area visitors are requested not to use picnic shelter parking on summer weekends as the shelter is often reserved.Mooring:  Due to congestion and varied use at Tatman Run, mooring is restricted in certain areas.  Please take notice of the signs posted.

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Raystown Lake

Almost everybody thinks that Raystown Lake is a town! In actuality, Raystown Lake is a reservoir in Huntingdon.  It is the largest lake that is entirely within Pennsylvania.  The original lake was built by the Simpson family of Huntingdon as a hydroelectric project. The current 8,300-acre (34 km2) Raystown Lake was completed in 1973 by the Army Corps of Engineers.  Raystown is around 200 feet (61 m) deep in the deepest area near the dam. The lake was created primarily to control floods, provide electricity, and support recreational activities.

There are many recreational opportunities around Raystown Lake. Much of the surrounding land is owned by the Army Corps of Engineers and is not available for residential development. Because of this, summer homes were built near the lake rather than on the waterfront, and most of the lake remains undeveloped. This makes the experience of boating on the lake very different from many other lakes; the hills on the shores of the winding lake are blanketed right down to the water by the trees. Raystown has a fishery including largemouth bass, striped bass, smallmouth bass, muskellunge, walleye, pickerel, perch, calico bass, lake trout, rainbow trout, brook trout, brown trout, bluegill, catfish, carp, white bass, rock bass, salmon and shad.

6145 Seven Points Road

Hesston, PA 16647

814-658-3405

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Port Side Rentals

Located waterfront on Raystown Lake, Port Side Rentals offers a variety of rentals to get you out on the water or trails. Jet Skis/WaveRunners, Kayaks, Stand Up Paddle Boards, Pedal Boats, and Mountain Bikes are some of what we have to offer to complete your Raystown Lake vacation.   Located within Lake Raystown Resort Marina on the water in Buccaneers Bay. Parking is on the left side of the Marina parking lot.

3101 Chipmunk Crossing

Entriken, PA 16638

844-243-3808

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