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COVID-19 Mitigation UPDATE 1/19/2021:  Effective Sunday December 6, 2020

  • All in-person programs are canceled until at least March 31st.

  • This cancelation includes all State Park and Forestry hosted events and festivals.

  • Virtual and self-guided programs will be offered.  Check the calendar of events https://events.dcnr.pa.gov/ for scheduled programs.

Effective 12:01 AM Friday November 20, 2020, by order of the Governor and to help decrease the spread of COVID-19, the following changes are in effect until at least March 31, 2021:

  • Visitor centers exhibit halls and interpretive areas will be closed

Overnight Stays and Out-of-State Visitors

  • The PA Department of Health aligned its quarantine guidance for people exposed to COVID-19 with the new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  This guidance provides an option for a 10-day quarantine without testing or a seven-day quarantine with a negative test on or after day-five of quarantine.

  • If someone cannot get a test or chooses not to, they must quarantine for 10 days upon arrival in Pennsylvania.

  • Pennsylvanians visiting other states are required to have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to their return to the commonwealth or to quarantine for 10 days upon return to Pennsylvania.

  • The incubation period for COVID-19 remains at 14 days and it is still most protective to quarantine for the full two weeks. However, the CDC has affirmed that quarantine can end after 10 days if the person doesn’t develop symptoms, or after seven days if the person tests negative and has no symptoms.

  • This does not change the need for Pennsylvanians to continue to wear masks, wash hands, avoid gatherings with people outside of your household, and social distance. These efforts must continue to stop the spread of COVID-19.     If you have questions, please call the park office before your visit.

We require guests to cancel if they are unable to honor the order.  The order is enforceable as a disease control measure under the Disease Prevention and Control Law. The commonwealth continues to encourage compliance, and expects that, since all people are affected by this virus, everyone will do their utmost to comply.

If you have questions, please call the park office before your visit.

SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.

Susquehanna State Park

This 20-acre riverfront recreational area is in the city of Williamsport. The Williamsport Chamber of Commerce operates this park in cooperation with the DCNR’s Bureau of State Parks.

Seasons and Hours

The park is open every day of the year, sunrise to sunset. Day use areas close at dusk. Restrooms are open seasonally, May to October.

Contact the Shikellamy State Park office for facility seasons and hours.

This map shows the park in Pennsylvania. 

Directions

From US 220, take the Reach Road Exit. Turn right onto Reach Road. Turn right onto Arch Street. The park entrance is on the right side of the north side of the Arch Street Bridge.

GPS DD: Lat. 41.22743  Long. -77.04582

This circular map shows the roads near the park. 

Riverboat Tours

The modern paddlewheeler, Hiawatha, offers river excursions May through October. Call 570-326-2500 for additional information and tickets.

Souvenirs

The Hiawatha House has river excursion tickets, souvenirs, and a variety of snacks, sandwiches, and beverages during the operational season of the Hiawatha Paddlewheeler.

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.

Nearest Hospital

UPMC Susquehanna
700 High Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
570-321-1000

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Susquehanna State Park