Shikellamy State Park

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Shikellamy State Park Rd, Selinsgrove, PA 17870, United States

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Introduction of Shikellamy State Park

Shikellamy State Park is located in the counties of Union and Northumberland. The 78-acre Shikellamy Overlook section is located on the western shore of the Susquehanna River and overlooks the confluence of the Susquehanna River’s West and North Branches. The 54-acre Shikellamy Marina section is located on the southern tip of Packer’s Island, between the Borough of Northumberland and the City of Sunbury, at the confluence of the West Branch and North Branch Susquehanna Rivers.

. This section of the Susquehanna River is known as Lake Augusta, a 3,060-acre lake formed three miles downstream from the park by the world’s largest inflatable dam. The lake is popular for water skiing and has an average depth of six feet. Shikellamy Overlook has two scenic overlooks that are 360 feet above the river confluence. They provide breathtaking views of Sunbury, Northumberland, and the surrounding area. The Point Sitting Area in Shikellamy Marina offers a beautiful view of Lake Augusta. Shikellamy State Park is an excellent place to observe wildlife, particularly migrating birds and butterflies.


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Shikellamy State Park Activities


Motors with unlimited horsepower are permitted. Marina: From mid-May to the end of September, the 73 marina slips are available for seasonal lease. Permits are available at the park office. There are eight transient slips available for daily rental.

Boat Launching: The park’s Shikellamy Marina section includes a boat launching area for transient boaters, as well as 90 parking spaces for trailer-pulling vehicles and 750 spaces for single vehicles.

Courtesy Docks: Two sets of courtesy docks are available in the Shikellamy Marina section for temporary docking of boats. Between the marina docks and the gas dock is one dock. The other dock is located just downstream of the public boat launch.


Shikellamy Marina is surrounded by two miles of trails and paved paths. A walk around the one-mile nature trail on Shikellamy Overlook can reveal the park’s abundant wildlife, such as deer, songbirds, and wildflowers. From scrub forest to mature hardwood forest, various forest stages can be seen. The park’s and the eastern boundary cliff trail extension’s unique geologic formations can be studied.


Picnic tables, picnic pavilions, drinking water, and restrooms are available in both areas of the park. Hiking trails can be found at Shikellamy Overlook, and paved walking trails can be found at Shikellamy Marina. Picnic pavilions can be reserved for a fee up to 11 months in advance. Picnic pavilions are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Shikellamy State Park Location

Shikellamy Overlook can be reached from Shamokin Dam by taking US 11 north and then turning onto County Line Road. From October to April, the road to the overlook is closed. Shikellamy Marina is accessible via PA 147.

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Parking is available

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Public Transport is available

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