Raystown Lake, PA
Lake swimming in PA is basically illegal "outside the lines" except for Blue Marsh Lake nearing Reading. Raystown Lake is the Holy Grail of PA lakes for swimming, because it's the biggest lake and is clean, but to this point people have reported that they won't let you swim it. That may not be true. A while back, in an email exchange with a friend, she mentioned that she trained in Raystown Lake last summer. I asked her if she got arrested or fined because it's illegal. She said that she had checked with the Army Corps of Engineers, who has jurisdiction over the lake, and was told that it was fine as long as she had a boat or kayak escorting her while she swam. So she went and had her husband kayak. She also said that she had gone past several rangers and there was no hassle. Has anyone else had a similar experience there?
This sounds like something that must be checked this summer.
Also, there should be a special award for the first person brave enough to swim through this at one of the marinas there:
“Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess.” - Oscar Wilde