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Raystown Branch Juniata River
USACE Raystown Lake Dam.jpg
Raystown Lake Dam on the Raystown Branch Juniata River
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Location of the mouth of Raystown Branch Juniata River
Other name(s) Tributary to Juniata River
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
Counties Huntingdon County
Bedford County
Physical characteristics
Main source divide between Raystown Branch and Wills Creek
about 1 mile east of Macdonaldton, Pennsylvania
2,720 ft (830 m)
39°54′57″N 078°53′00″W / 39.91583°N 78.88333°W / 39.91583; -78.88333
River mouth Juniata River
Ardenheim, Pennsylvania
600 ft (180 m)
40°27′17″N 077°58′39″W / 40.45472°N 77.97750°W / 40.45472; -77.97750
Length 62.14 mi (100.00 km)
Basin features
Progression generally north
River system Juniata River
Basin size 961.96 square miles (2,491.5 km2)
  • Left:
    Breastwork Run
    Shawnee Branch
    Dunning Creek
    Pipers Run
    Yellow Creek
    Dry Run
    Ravers Run
    Sugar Camp Run
    Shy Beaver Creek
    Coffee Run
    James Creek
    Hawns Run
  • Right:
    Wambaugh Run
    Cove Creek
    Brush Creek
    Tub Mill Run
    French Run
    Kimber Run
    Six Mile Run
    Shoup Run
    Tatman Run
    Great Trough Creek
Waterbodies Raystown Lake

The Raystown Branch Juniata River is the largest and longest tributary of the Juniata River in south-central Pennsylvania in the United States.

The Raystown Branch Juniata River begins along the Allegheny Front in Somerset County and flows 123 miles (198 km) to the confluence with the Juniata River near Huntingdon. It passes through the boroughs of Bedford and Everett along its course.

Approximately 5.4 miles (8.7 km) upstream of the mouth, the United States Army Corps of Engineers Raystown Dam forms Raystown Lake, the largest lake in Pennsylvania.



(Heading downstream)

  • Breastwork Run
  • Dunning Creek
  • Cove Creek
  • Bloody Run
  • Brush Creek
  • Yellow Creek
  • Great Trough Creek
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