Either this weekend or next weekend we will be taking our 1981 H16 out for the first time (Depending on when the new trampoline arrives). If all goes well on the maiden voyage we would like to take the boat on a camping/sailing trip around Labor Day. I looked at a place called Raystown Lake in Pa. Is anyone familiar with this place? How is the wind? We usually take a tent when camping but it usually stays packed and we just sleep in the truck. We'd like to find a place that we can beach the cat and CAMP RIGHT NEXT TO IT. Although this post is about Raystown Lake, anything within reasonable distance from the Baltimore/Annapolis area could be an option.
Probably a little late to help you out but we have camped at Raystown MANY, MANY times. There are several campgrounds but only a couple decent ones. There ARE opportunities to camp on the water both at Raystown Resort and Lodge and at the Army Corps of Engineers 7 Points camp, Susquehannock, and Nancy's. 7 Points is the nicest and even if you can't get a waterfront site (may be tough on short notice), they have a good mooring area.
Also, I'm not a sailor (yet . . . see other questions soon to be posted) but the 7 Points area of the lake would absolutely offer the best sailing opportunities. The lake is at its widest there with wind from all directions. It is a long, skinny lake with high mountains so the open areas, I would think would be better.
Be advised holiday weekends there are pure chaos. Lots of powerboats and lots of on-water activity. But there are a LOT of big no-wake areas to play in too.