Many recreational opportunities are located within and around Northumberland County. From wild life nature areas, sporting events, historical tours and shopping areas. The County’s mountains, streams and of course the mighty Susquehanna provide some of the best outdoor activity areas in the State.
A portion of Shikellamy State Park is located in Northumberland County with the remainder of the park located in Union County. The portion of the park in Northumberland County is located between the Borough of Northumberland and the City of Sunbury on the southern tip of Packer’s Island at the confluence of the West and North Branches of the Susquehanna River. Shikellamy State Park consists of 131 acres and includes picnic areas, trails for hiking and bicycling, a marina with 100 boat slips available for seasonal leases, a boat launching area for transient boaters, a boat concession where visitors can rent small motorboats, pontoons, canoes, and rowboats, and areas for fishing. Shikellamy State Park is just up river from Lake Augusta, a 3,060 acre lake formed by the damming of a portion of the Susquehanna River. Lake Augusta averages six feet in depth and is popular for water-skiing.
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.
Roaring Creek Tract, Wyoming State Forest located in Columbia and Northumberland counties, offers opportunities for hiking, catch and release fishing, and canoeing and kayaking, nature study and cross country skiing.
The Pennsylvania Game Commission maintains 12,207 acres of State Game Lands in Northumberland County. The State Game Land in Northumberland County is divided among five sites. The land is managed primarily for outdoor recreation in the form of sport-hunting. Download Maps Gamelands 84 | Gamelands 115
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