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SHIKELLAMY STATE PARK
SHIKELLAMY STATE PARK
Bridge Avenue
Sunbury, Pennsylvania   17801

Phone: 570-988-5557
Toll Free: 888-727-2757
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Shikellamy State Park

Shikellamy State Park

Shikellamy State Park

Shikellamy State Park is in Union and Northumberland counties. The 78-acre Shikellamy Overlook section is on the western shore of the Susquehanna River and overlooks the confluence of the West and North Branches of the Susquehanna River. The 54-acre Shikellamy Marina section is in Northumberland County, between the Borough of Northumberland and the City of Sunbury on the southern tip of Packer?s Island, at the confluence of the West Branch and North Branch Susquehanna River.
History of the Area
The park was named in honor of the famous Iroquois Chief Shikellamy. A friend of both the Colonists and American Indians, Chief Shikellamy played a prominent role in the development of the Pennsylvania frontier in the early and middle 18th century. Park facilities on Shikellamy Overlook opened in 1960. Shikellamy Marina was dedicated in 1972.
Marinas
The 110 marina slips are available for seasonal leases from mid-May to the end of September. In addition, a small number of slips are available for transient boaters. Permits may be obtained from the park office. Daily rates are available.
Boating
This portion of the Susquehanna River is known as Lake Augusta, a 3,060-acre lake formed by the world?s largest inflatable dam that is three miles downstream from the park. The lake averages six feet in depth and is a popular water-skiing area.

Non-powered boats must display one of the following: boat registration; launching permit or mooring permit from Pennsylvania State Parks, available at most state park offices; launching permit from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. Motorboats must display a current boat registration.
Fishing
Fishing:

The 3,060-acre Lake Augusta is a popular bass and walleye area. Other game fish found in the lake are muskellunge, black crappies, northern pike and catfish. All Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission laws apply.


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Picnicking
Both areas of the park offer picnic tables, picnic pavilions, drinking water and restrooms. Shikellamy Overlook has hiking trails and Shikellamy Marina offers paved walking trails. Picnic pavilions may be reserved up to 11 months in advance for a fee. Unreserved picnic pavilions are free on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 888-PA-PARKS for reservations.
Trails
Hiking: 2 miles of trails

Paved paths encircle Shikellamy Marina. A walk around the one-mile nature trail on Shikellamy Overlook can reveal the wildlife that abounds in the park, like deer, songbirds and wildflowers. Different forest stages can be seen from scrub forest to mature hardwood forest. Unique geologic formations can be studied in the park and on the eastern boundary cliff trail extension.

Bicycling:

A one-mile, paved hiking and biking path encircles Shikellamy Marina. Bicycle rentals are available at the boat rental during the summer.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
September 6 Very lovely by Debbie
My husband and I stopped there one day on our way to Geisinger in Danville and spent a couple of hours there. We thought it was beautiful - has a nice play area for children, a nice butterfly garden, a walkway around the park, a place for badmitton or volleyball, a marina. We very much enjoyed the park and will consider it for our family renunion.


Area Campgrounds
Williamsport South/Nittany Mountain KOA Kampground
2751 Millers Bottom Road
New Columbia, PA
Splash Magic Campground
213 Yogi Boulevard
Northumberland, PA
Knoebels Amusement Resort and Campground
Route 487
Elysburg, PA
570-672-2572
Hidden Valley Camping Resort
162 Hidden Valley Lane
Mifflinburg, PA
570-966-1330
Yogi at Shangri-La
670 Hidden Paradise Road
Milton, PA
Steel Steeds Shoreline Campground
1095 State Route 405
Milton, PA
570-524-9433
Penn Avon Campground
RD 1 Box 366 D route 204
Selinsgrove, PA
570-374-9468
Little Mexico Campground
1640 Little Mexico Road
Winfield, PA
570-374-9742
Area Fishing Related Businesses
Old Trail Tackle & Sports Shop
225 S Old TRL
Selinsgrove, PA
(570) 743-7380
Black's Bait & Tackle
24 E Pine St
Selinsgrove, PA
(570) 374-2248
Mertz Rod & Gun Inc
RR 2
Northumberland, PA
(570) 473-9560
Campus Cycle & Fly Fishing Ctr
223 Market St
Lewisburg, PA
(570) 524-2998

Directions
Shikellamy Overlook is reached from the town of Shamokin Dam by going north on US 11, then turning onto County Line Road.

Shikellamy Marina is reached off of PA 147.

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