2011-08-11 / Local & State

Friends Of Raystown Lake To Manage Campgrounds

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Raystown Lake and the Friends of Raystown Lake announces the formation of a partnership allowing the Friends to share in the management of the Seven Points and Susquehannock Campgrounds at Raystown Lake.

Raystown Lake is located in south-central Pennsylvania and is managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District. The Friends of Raystown Lake is a membership-based nonprofit organization with a mission dedicated to the improvement of Raystown Lake.

The partnership is being formed to allow greater budget flexibility in times of stagnant or decreasing federal budgets. Spokespersons for the Corps and the Friends indicate that they have been working on the terms of the agreement for several years.

Both the Corps and the Friends indicate that customer service and the overall positive recreational experience of the visitors who come to Raystown have been, and will remain, the foremost consideration as this partnership moves forward. The Friends will become actively involved in the campground management for the 2012 camping season. Both the Corps and the Friends are working toward a transition that will be invisible to the many campers who have enjoyed Raystown in years past.

For campers wishing to make reservations for the 2012 season, the Friends will continue to utilize the National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS). Reservations can be made up to six months in advance of a camper’s stay by calling the NRRS at 1-877-444-6777 or through the Web at www.recreation.gov.

For more information, http://raystown.nab.usace.ar my.mil/ or call (814) 658-3405.

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