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TheNortons

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PA - Raystown Lake - Seven Points Campground - ACOE
« on: June 27, 2016, 07:57:24 PM »

Seven Points Campground in an Army Corps of Engineers facility

http://www.nab.usace.army.mil/Missions/Dams-Recreation/Raystown/Camping/

Wow! What a beautiful park. Several parts to it.

Campground Loops: Roads are nicely paved. Sites are almost perfectly level with small gravel. Didn't see more than one level of Lynx levelers under tires. Sites are fairly large, although not much vegetation between sites. Lots of big RVs parked in sites, too. Most sites are tiered. Landscape timber around each parking area. Steps up or down to picnic table and fire pit level which are also small gravel. Some sites may be tough if the parking pad is into the hill with the picnic area above the parking pad as the parking pad is walled in with landscape timber. Would not be a problem for us, but for someone with slides, might be an issue. Waterfront sites are mostly shaded and have steps down to or almost to the water. Some of the loops between main road and visitor center are only partial shade with some in full shade.  They have roughly 200 sites, maybe upwards of 250 total. Spaced out in 7-8 loops around the lake. A new loop was being built.

Bathrooms: Huge. New. Lots of hot water from what other campers told me (we didn't stay here, just toured it).

Visitor Center: Interactive display of the entire project and dam.

Marina: large. Slips are rented seasonally and some weekly. Boat ramp with 2 lanes. Floating docks, some with stone tops instead of just wood. Shower facilities for slip rentals. Otherwise, large bathhouse available behind marina office. Plenty of parking. Boat rentals available as well as toys for on the water from inflatables to motorized. We rented a 15 passenger pontoon boat with an upper deck, slide and tube included. The smaller pontoon boats have water skis included too. Was such a fun day of tubing and swimming!

BMX bike park: currently being built across road from Visitor Center.

Mountain bike trails: Lots of them with trail heads either in park or just outside of park. Lots of walking trails too.

Picnic areas: LOTS. Some to rent, some just picnic table and grills, first come, first served.

Small grocery store, well stocked, and tackle store within 1-2 miles of park entrance. Hard ice cream. More than just basic food items including a deli for lunch meat and fresh vegetable selection. Sandwiches made to order.

If we return here, I would love to stay at this park instead of Lake Raystown Resort. It's a nicer park for less $$. And if renting a pontoon boat, we could tie up at our site to gather more boaters, take a break, have lunch, etc.
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