Susquehannock Campground and Camping

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About the Campground

Susquehannock is located on the 8,300 acre Raystown Lake, in the ridge and valley province of Pennsylvania. The lakeshore is old oak-hickory forest abutting the bases of mountain ridges, cliffs, and caves. Downstream from the lake is a gentle flowing river. Recreation season temperatures range from the 60's to lower 90's with 3 to 4 inches of rain per month. The nights are cool and the days pleasant throughout the spring and fall. In the winter the temperature ranges from the teens to the 40's, with an average of 60 - 80 inches of snow. The campground is only 3 miles from groceries, bait, tackle, gas and a full service marina. Huntingdon, located 14 miles north, offers groceries, shopping, banking, physicians, hospital, vehicle service, restaurants and theaters. Penn State University is located 50 miles away; shopping malls are located 45 miles away in Altoona. Other attractions include the Lincoln and Indian Caverns, Altoona Railroader's Museum, Broad Top Railroad, Juanita College, and the Swigart Antique Car Museum. Summer activities include: Huntingdon Springfest, Raystown Lake Cleanup Day (last Saturday in August). Some fall activities include Hartslog Day and Octoberfest (both in October). There are also trails nearby, including Lower Trail (Rails to Trails), Terrace Mountain Trail, Old Loggers Trail and Mid State Trail. Winter skiing is also available. There is lake, stream and river fishing, as well as hunting for deer, turkey, grouse and Canadian geese. Local wildlife consists of white tailed deer, wild turkey, grouse, Canadian geese, pheasants, bald eagles, osprey, blue heron, and the occasional black bear. Campers should beware of evening skunk visits and the occasional copperhead snake.

Services & Amenities

Within Facility
  • Comfort Station
  • Hiking Trail
  • Pit Restroom
  • Potable Water


Peak Season
May 27 2010 -
Sep 08 2010
Peak Season
May 26 2011 -
Sep 06 2011

Alerts and Important Information Reservations must be made at least 1 days in advance. This campground requires: 2 day minimum stay on weekends. 3 day minimum stay on holiday weekends. The campground is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.. All sites in this campground are reserveable, bur available first-come, first-served when not reserved. Each campsite is permitted to have a 2nd unit, which must be a tent. A campground attendant is available most times and the phone number is (814) 658-6806. The campground is 6 miles beyond the check-in point.

Campground Contact Information

Open From: Jun 15 2010 to Dec 14 2010
Reservation Phone: 877-444-6777
Campground Reservations: Susquehannock
Campground Phone: 814-658-6806
Customer Service Phone:888-445-1474
Backcountry Permits Phone: 877-550-6777
Location: Hesston (near Altoona), PA
Phone: 814-658-6806

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More About Susquehannock Campground

Susquehannock is a campground located in Altoona, Pennsylvania. This is a US Forest Service campground. All reservations can be made by calling 1-877-444-6777.

To find this campground check the map shown above, or enter -78.05 latitude, and -78.05 longitude into your GPS device.

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