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Address: Bridge Avenue Sunbury, PA 17801-1005
Park Manager: John Clifford
Contact Info: 570-988-5557
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Park Alerts ( 3 Alerts )

  • Visitors traveling to Shikellamy State Park from the north (I-80/Williamsport/Milton/Lewisburg) are advised that PennDOT has closed PA-147/Duke Street in Northumberland Borough, and detours are in effect.  This closure is expected to last several months while the road is re-built.  We suggest US 15 South to County Line Road as an alternate route.  

  • UPDATE:  Visitors to Shikellamy State Park and Lake Augusta should be aware that necessary repairs to the Adam T. Bower Memorial Dam (also known as the Sunbury Fabridam) will shorten the 2017 boating season.  The marina season will end on or about August 15, 2017 to allow for the replacement of bags 1 and 7.  In order to maximize the length of our boating season, and still provide time to remove the marina docks, we anticipate a faster than typical dam deflation mostly over the weekend of August 19-20, 2017.  Provided the river cooperates, this project will be completed in 2017.  Please contact the park office at 570-988-5557 with questions and for the latest information.  This is approximately 2 weeks later than our initial start date.  

  • Contrary to the information on Google, Pennsylvania state parks are open every day of the year. Day use areas close at dusk. Park offices are open specific hours. Pools, beaches, and campgrounds are open specific seasons.

Park Description

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.

Things To Do ( 7 Available)

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    Sight Seeing

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    Scenic View

  • fishing


  • picnic


  • boating


  • hiking


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    • Oak Ridge Trail
      More Difficult 0.17 miles
      Oak Ridge Trail is approximately 0.15 miles long. The trail head is located at pavilion number 4 and continues south where it intersects with Deer Trail. Hikers have two options at the trail intersection, they may head easterly on Deer Trail for approximately 800 ft before Deer Trail turns north and continues for an additional 1800 ft to the upper Overlook area. The second option is to turn west at the trail intersection on to Deer Trail and follow Deer Trail north for approximately 2000 ft. to the Upper Overlook Area. This section is a steeper terrain.
    • Walkpath
      Easiest 0.21 miles
      There is a 1.5 mile paved combination hiking and bike path at the main marina park. The trail begins near the park entrance and traverses along the marina bulkhead head and continues throughout the day use area of the park.
    • Walk Path
      1.17 miles
    • Dry Hollow Trail
      More Difficult 0.20 miles
      The trail is approximately 0.1 mile in length. The trail head can be reached just north of pavilion #4. Dry Hollow Trail runs in a westerly direction and connects to Deer Trail at it's western limit. Hikers can continue south on Deer Trail which will intersect with Oak Ridge Trail. Continuing north on Oak Ridge trail will bring hikers back near the trail head for Dry Hollow Trail.
    • Deer Trail
      More Difficult 1.06 miles
      Trail totals about 0.9 miles in length and passes through areas of Shikellamy Overlook offering the park visitor a diversity of terrain, vegetation, and scenic vistas. The northeastern section of the trail located 360 ft. above the confluence of the West and North Branches of the Susquehanna River, offers a spectacular view of Sunbury, Northumberland, and the surrounding areas.
  • biking


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