Scenic USA - Pennsylvania

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Shikellamy Park

Shikellamy Park Overlook View

Photo by Ben Prepelka

     Two distinct sections of the Shikellamy State Park offer a wide variety of activities centered around the Susquehanna River. At river level, one section the park houses a 23 slip marina and access to the river. Formed by an inflatable dam, the Susquehanna has been turned into a 3,000 acre lake. Besides being popular with boaters and water skiers, Lake Augusta is a great fishing area, loaded with bass, walleye, muskies, pike and catfish.
     This Pennsylvania scene catches the evening sun over the west and north branch confluence. Two overlooks, part of the 78 acre hilltop section, are perched 360 feet above the river, with views of Northumberland and Sunbury. Recently formed Friends of Shikellamy State Park, a volunteer effort, have revitalized the park. Along with maintenance projects, the Friends have brought in live entertainment, given boating and fishing clinics, and put on community art festivals.


 

 

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