& Terrace Mountain Lodge
RAYSTOWN LAKE AREA
Huntingdon County, PA
Let's Make Raystown Lake Better by adding a NEW public recreation area!
The public needs more access to the 27-mile long Raystown Lake which currently has only one US Army Corps of Engineers beach area on 118 miles of shoreline. The recently released Raystown Lake Master Plan Update does not include rezoning the Hawn's Bridge area for recreational development. This is a huge blow to our county which relies on TOURISM as the second largest industry.
PLEASE SUPPORT new recreational opportunities on the mainland area (not the peninsula) by Hawn's Bridge area. To move ahead with the Terrace Mountian Lodge project, we need access to the lake. Low density recreation is a compromise such as a beach, kayak area, environmental learning center, expansion of hiking and biking trails.
Some ideas for a low-impact recreation area include:
Environmentally friendly - Juniata College's Environmental Team has agreed to will help us plan for the least disturbance of trees and wildlife. Buildings will be tucked under a canopy of trees and not viewable from the water.
Environmental Learning Center adjacent to hiking and biking trails
Beach with possible kayak rentals
ADA accessibility with access to a free parking area on the top of Terrace Mountain and golf carts or other vehicles to help people get to the area who do not want to walk down the trails.
WANT TO HELP MAKE THIS PROJECT A REALITY?
ATTEND A PUBLIC MEETING ON Nov 3 or 4, 2019:
Please let your voice be heard at the US Army Corps of Engineers meetings:
Sunday, Nov 3, noon to 5 pm, Highlight session at 1 pm – open house format, stop in anytime
Monday, Nov 4 from 8 am – 5 pm, with Highlight Sessions at 9 am and 11 am. open house format, stop in anytime
Meetings and open houses held at the Raystown Lake Visitor Center, Multipurpose Room, 6993 7 Points Rd, Hesston, PA
IT IS URGENT that you ask for MORE RECREATIONAL ACCESS TO RAYSTOWN LAKE or nothing new will happen at the lake for the next 25 years! The residents of Huntingdon County deserve more access to the lake on the northeastern shore near Hawn’s Bridge area, even if this is low-density recreation like a beach, hiking trails, and a fishing dock. These meetings are part of the Raystown Lake Master Plan update.
Also, you can email the USACE to voice your support of MORE ACCESS to the lake or other concerns at RaystownMPrevision@usace.army.mil. The comment period ends on Dec 6.
The new draft plan is available at https://www.nab.usace.army.mil/Raystown-Master-Plan-Revision/
While the new draft plan does not allow for high-density recreation on the Hawn’s Bridge area, we are hoping to get some low-density recreation amenities on the mainland area only. The master plan notes a need for more recreation sites at the lake.
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