Shikellamy State Park


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Shikellamy State Park


Location:In both Union and Northumberland counties. Shikellamy Overlook is on US 11, near the town of Shamokin Dam; Shikellamy Marina is off PA 147.
Facilities:Picnic areas, picnic pavilions, restaurant, snack bar, hiking trails (2 miles), bike trail (1 mile), bike rentals, boat rentals, boat launches, marina, playground, observation platform.
Activities:Boating, water-skiing, fishing, hiking, bicycling.
Special Features:Park was named in honor of the famous Iroquois Chief Shikellamy, who played a prominent role in the development of the Pennsylvania frontier in the early and middle 18th century. The park consists of two distinct areas: a large marina that provides access to Lake Augusta; and, across the river from the marina, the overlook section with panoramic views of Packer's Island and the confluence of two branches of the Susquehanna River.
Address:Bridge Ave
Sunbury, PA 17801

Phone:570-988-5557
Web: www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/shikellamy.aspx
Size: 132 acres.

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During this assignment, he served as interim park manager at Shikellamy State Park, Northumberland County, and Reeds Gap and Little Pine state park complexes, based in Mifflin and Lycoming counties, respectively.
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