Repairs to the Adam T. Bower Memorial Inflatable Dam on the Susquehanna River will be postponed until 2022. This seasonal dam creates Lake Augusta, the 3,000-acre body of water located at the main confluence of the Susquehanna River. The repair project began in late August 2021 and was on schedule for completion 2021 until river conditions required the work stoppage. Tropical storms Henri and Ida contributed to higher than normal water levels on the Susquehanna River. Subsequent flooding delayed the start of the repairs and have made it unsafe to complete the work in fall 2021.
The dam will not be able to operate without installing the new bag, resulting in the lake remaining at its winter levels until the repairs can be made. Additionally, the parks marina and boat ramp docks cannot be installed without the dam functioning normally.
We are aware that this project news is disappointing to our many park visitors and Lake Augusta users. It is the department’s commitment to complete the remaining work and resume normal operations as quickly and safely as is possible. Work is projected to resume in 2022 when river levels are lower and weather conditions are more favorable, with July being the likely beginning timeframe. If site and weather conditions permit work, a partial boating season may occur after repair completion.
Warning: The spotted lanternfly has invaded our area. This invasive insect could cause serious harm to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. LOOK BEFORE YOU LEAVE! Help us stop the spread of these unwelcome hitchhikers. Inspect your vehicle, camper, tent, gear, etc. before you leave the park and destroy any lanternflies you find. For more information, visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website.
Shikellamy State Park
Shikellamy State Park is in Union and Northumberland counties. The 54-acre Shikellamy Marina is on the southern tip of Packers Island at the confluence of the West Branch and North Branch Susquehanna River, and offers hiking and biking trails, a marina, and boat launch.
The 78-acre Shikellamy Overlook is on the western shore of the Susquehanna River. A 360-foot cliff overlooks the confluence of the branches of the Susquehanna River.
Seasons and Hours
The park is open every day of the year, sunrise to sunset. Day use areas close at dusk.
The park office is open specific hours. Contact the park office for facility seasons and hours.
online reservations or call toll-free 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757), from 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday to Saturday.
From US 15, the overlook is reached by following County Line Road east for 2.3 miles to the park entrance road.
From US 11, the overlook is reached by traveling west on County Line Road for about 0.25 mile to the park entrance road.
Overlook GPS DD: Lat. 40.87924 Long. -76.80382
The marina is reached off of PA 147 (Bridge Avenue) on Packers Island.
Park Office GPS DD: Lat. 40.88248 Long. -76.7901
The two overlooks on Shikellamy Overlook are 360 feet above the river confluence. They offer spectacular views of Sunbury, Northumberland, and the surrounding areas.
In Shikellamy Marina, Kury Point provides a scenic view of Lake Augusta and the river.
Adam T. Bower Memorial Dam Project Updates
Access for People with Disabilities
This activity or structure is ADA accessible. If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit.
In an Emergency
Call 911 and contact an employee.
Directions to the nearest hospital are posted on bulletin boards and at the park office.
Evangelical Community Hospital
1 Hospital Drive
Lewisburg, PA 17837