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History of Shikellamy State Park

The park was named in honor of the famous Iroquois Chief Shikellamy. A friend of both the Colonists and American Indians, Chief Shikellamy played a prominent role in the development of the Pennsylvania frontier in the early and middle 18th century.

Park facilities on Shikellamy Overlook opened in 1960. Shikellamy Marina was dedicated in 1972.