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.
Lake Augusta Map (PDF)
Motorboats must display a current boat registration.
Non-powered boats must display one of the following:
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission regulations and laws apply.
The 73 marina slips are available for seasonal leases from mid-May to the end of September. Slips for transient boaters may be rented for one day up to 14 days. Permits can be obtained from the park office.
The Shikellamy Marina section of the park has a boat launch for transient boaters with 90 parking spaces available for trailer-pulling vehicles, and 750 spaces for single vehicles.
A courtesy dock with a 20 minute limit is available for temporary docking of boats, located immediately downstream from the public boat launch.
During the summer, Lake Augusta Outfitters offers the following boat rentals:
They also rent bicycles.
Located at the north end of the Shikellamy Public Marina, the outfitters have waterside gasoline sales. The outfitters sell snacks, ice cream, beverages, bagged ice, life jackets, tow ropes, bait and tackle, and towing service.
They are open seven days a week, from 9:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.