Nearby Attractions to Susquehanna State Park
Information about Susquehanna State Park’s nearby attractions is available from the Lycoming County Visitors Bureau and the Susquehanna River Valley Visitor’s Bureau.
Explore the Area
The park is near the City of Williamsport, which is the county seat. Located along the Susquehanna River, the city is the birthplace of Little League Baseball and home to its Hall of Fame and annual World Series in late summer. There are many places to eat, shop, and stay within the city limits.
Learn about some of the area businesses and things to do from the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce.
Nearby State Parks and Forests
Susquehanna State Park is close to two state parks and one state forest, where visitors can enjoy recreation, education, and other activities.
Milton State Park
Milton State Park is an 82-acre island on the West Branch Susquehanna River, between the boroughs of Milton and West Milton. The northern half of the park has day use facilities and the southern half remains in a wooded state for hiking and nature study.
Milton State park features opportunities for hiking, picnicking, boating, fishing, and soccer facilities.
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.
Susquehannock State Forest
The 265,000-acre Susquehannock State Forest is located in Potter, Clinton, and McKean Counties. The forest grows some of the most productive strands of black cherry trees in the world, and is one of eight state forests located in the Pennsylvania Wilds region.
Popular recreational activities include hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, ATV riding, picnicking, fishing, and camping.
Other Nearby Outdoor Spaces and Natural Places
State Game Lands 126 is across the river from the park. State Game Lands 114 and 298 are a brief car ride to the north and offer additional recreational opportunities.
The Pennsylvania Wilds
Susquehanna State Park is part of the Pennsylvania Wilds, which offers 2 million acres of public lands for hiking, biking, fishing, boating, hunting, and exploration in northcentral Pennsylvania.
Highlights of the area include:
Pennsylvania Heritage Areas
Heritage Areas protect, enhance, and promote Pennsylvania’s historic, natural, cultural, and scenic resources.
In the Lumber Heritage Region, roughly 2 million acres of public lands give both wildlife and humans room to roam. Unsurpassed beauty, natural treasures, rich history, and outdoor adventure can be found here.
Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Area recognizes the role the Susquehanna River plays for history, recreation, and the economy of the towns along the river.