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.
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.
Make a reservation.
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 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.
Explore the water depth map of Lake Augusta map.
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. Four 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 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.
Explore the water depth map of Lake Augusta map.
Co mplete 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. The road to the overlook is closed from late-October to early May.
In Shikellamy Marina, the Point Sitting Area provides a scenic view of Lake Augusta.
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.
Shikellamy State Park is a wonderful place to watch wildlife, especially migrating birds and butterflies. Always view wildlife from a safe distance. Feeding squirrels, ducks geese or any other wildlife is prohibited. Feeding wildlife lures too many animals into an area that cannot support them, and improper food may be unhealthy for the animals.
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.
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Shikellamy State Park
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Lake Augusta Map
Lake Augusta Map(.pdf) (95 kb, 3/11)
Shikellamy Overlook is reached from the town of Shamokin Dam by going north on US 11, then turning onto County Line Road. The road to the overlook is closed from October to April.
Overlook GPS DD: Lat. 40.87924 Long. -76.80382
Shikellamy Marina is reached off of PA 147.
Park Office GPS DD: Lat. 40.88248 Long. -76.7901
Driving Directions: The Interactive GIS Map has turn-by-turn driving directions to the park office from the Park Information Window. Please note that the background maps are maintained by a variety of public sources and driving directions usually go to the nearest large road.
Shikellamy State Park