RayCEP Intern Grace assisting a camper paint a bluebird house at the Raystown Lake Visitor Center. 

USACE Park Ranger Alicia Palmer & President Ron Rabena discussing cleanup day at Tatman Run Recreation Area. 


The Friends of Raystown Lake primary focus is the responsible stewardship of the natural and recreational resources of Raystown Lake. They are actively involved in environmental education, resource protection and enhancement, and recreational improvement. The Friends of Raystown Lake is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Beginning in 1988 as the Raystown Lake Clean-Up Committee; it incorporated as The Friends of Raystown Lake organization in 1996.

We invite you to learn more about the Friends of Raystown Lake and ask you to consider joining our group. Membership funds are utilized by the group to further our main mission of benefitting the stewardship and resources of Raystown Lake Project. Volunteer commitments by members are always appreciated for the many projects and activities that the Friends of Raystown Lake supports. Membership dues start at $10 per year.

Open membership meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month typically at 7 p.m. at the Hoss's Steak and Sea House on Route 22 near Huntingdon, PA.

What do the Friends of Raystown Lake do?

*Hold an annual Raystown Lake cleanup event

*Operate Putt's Camp in partnership with Boy Scout Troop 471, Saxton, Pa.

*Coordinate & sponsor the Raystown Conservation Education Partnership (RayCEP) program

*Place navigation lights for the safety and convenience of all boaters at Raystown Lake

*Have oversight regarding the Allegrippis Trails at Raystown Lake

*Participate in the USACE fish structure days that provides suitable habitat for multiple species of fish

*Volunteer assistance in support of other community events occurring at Raystown Lake Project