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Address: Bridge Avenue Sunbury, PA 17801-1005
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Contact Info: 570-988-5557
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Park Alerts ( 4 Alerts )

  • Due to flood clean-up, the marina docks and bulkhead area are closed. The boat launch also remains closed.

  • Seasons and Hours: 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.

  • Drone Restrictions: To protect park resources, limit conflict with other park users, and avoid safety and privacy liabilities, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), remotely piloted vehicles (RPV) or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), all commonly referred to as DRONES, are only permitted on designated flying fields in six remote controlled airfield parks (Beltsville, Benjamin Rush, Hillman, Lackawanna, Prompton, and Tuscarora). Drones are only permitted in other PA State Parks in very limited circumstances which require a special use permit.

  • General Firewood Quarantine: Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has enacted a quarantine order for untreated firewood of any kind coming into the state. Any firewood brought into the state must be kiln dried, heat treated, fumigated, and/or USDA Certified.

    To protect the high quality and native character of our State Parks from exotic invasive species DCNR highly encourages all visitors to:

    • burn/buy locally cut firewood (within 25 miles)

    • BURN ALL firewood brought from another area. Do not leave it. Do not take it with you.

    • Encourage friends and neighbors not to move firewood

    • Do not remove firewood from a Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Area. Contact the PA Department of Agriculture, www.agriculture.pa.gov and search on the keyword Spotted Lantern Fly for current quarantine information.

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


  • Close


    • 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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