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.
Hiking at Shikellamy State Park
3 miles of trails
A walk around the 1.7-mile nature trail on Shikellamy Overlook can reveal the wildlife that abounds in the park, like:
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.
At Shikellamy Marina, 1.5 miles of paved trails encircle the southern tip of Packers Island.
Picnicking at Shikellamy State Park
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.
Wildlife Watching at Shikellamy State Park
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.
Boating at Shikellamy State Park
Unlimited horsepower 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.
Fishing at Shikellamy State Park
The Susquehanna River and the 3,060-acre Lake Augusta are warmwater fisheries.
Common species are:
Biking at Shikellamy State Park
1.5 miles of trails
A 1.5-mile, paved hiking and biking path encircles Shikellamy Marina.
Bicycle rentals are available at the boat rental during the summer.