Shikellamy State Park
Shikellamy State Park is in Union and Northumberland counties. The 54-acre Shikellamy Marina is on the southern tip of Packers Island at the confluence of the West Branch and North Branch Susquehanna River and offers hiking and biking trails, a marina and boat launch. The 78-acre Shikellamy Overlook is on the western shore of the Susquehanna River. A 360-foot cliff overlooks the confluence of the branches of the Susquehanna River. The overlook is closed in the winter season.
Seasons and Hours: The park is open every day of the year, sunrise to sunset. Day use areas close at dusk. The park office is open specific hours. Contact the park office for facility seasons and hours. The overlook is closed in the winter.
Picnicking: Both areas of the park offer picnic tables, picnic pavilions, drinking water and restrooms. 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.
Boating: unlimited hp motors permitted 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 two miles downstream from the park. The seasonal lake averages six feet in depth and is a popular water-skiing area.
Motorboats must display a current boat registration. 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.
The Lake Augusta map has water depths.
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission laws apply. Complete information on boating rules and regulations in Pennsylvania is available from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Web site.
Marina: The 73 marina slips are available for seasonal leases from mid-May to the end of September. Slips for transient boaters may be rented for one day up to 14 days. Permits can be obtained from the park office.
Boat Launching: The Shikellamy Marina section of the park has a boat launch for transient boaters with 90 parking spaces available for trailer-pulling vehicles and 750 spaces for single vehicles.
Courtesy Dock: The 73 marina slips are available for seasonal leases from mid-May to the end of September. A courtesy dock with a 20 minute limit is available for temporary docking of boats, located immediately downstream from the public boat launch.
Boat Rental: During the summer, Lake Augusta Outfitters offers pontoon, kayak, canoe, and jet ski boat rentals. They also rent bicycles. Located at the north end of the Shikellamy Public Marina the Outfitters have waterside gasoline sales. The Outfitters sell snacks, ice cream, beverages, bagged ice, life jackets, tow ropes, bait and tackle, and towing service. They are open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. 570-286-2148 www.lakeaugustaoutfitters.com
Fishing: The Susquehanna River and the 3,060-acre Lake Augusta are popular for bass and walleye. Other game fish found in the lake are muskellunge, black crappie, northern pike and catfish.
The Lake Augusta map has water depths.
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission laws apply. Complete information on fishing rules and regulations in Pennsylvania is available from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Web site.
Hiking: 3 miles of trails
At Shikellamy Marina, 1.5 miles of paved trails encircle the southern tip of Packers Island.
Biking: 1.5 miles of trails
Scenic Views: The two overlooks on Shikellamy Overlook are 360 feet above the river confluence. They offer spectacular views of Sunbury, Northumberland and the surrounding areas.
In Shikellamy Marina, the Point Sitting Area provides a scenic view of Lake Augusta and the river.
Access for People with Disabilities
If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit.