Susquehanna State Park - Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ted28285
N 41° 13.623 W 077° 02.766
18T E 328506 N 4565980
Quick Description: Susquehanna State Park is a small state park near Williamsport, PA
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 8/29/2021 6:00:00 AM
Waymark Code: WM14VXF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:

"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.

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."

Park Type: Day Use

River access with boat ramp, fishing from shore, picnicking, river boat tours, and wildlife watching.

The West Branch Susquehanna River was a travel route for settlers to the interior of Pennsylvania. During 1833, the West Branch Division of the Pennsylvania Canal opened from Northumberland to Lock Haven, passing through the current state park. By the late 1800s, logging became the main industry of the area. At this time it was not uncommon in the spring to find the river jammed bank-to-bank with timber floating to mills downstream. The initial land for the park was purchased for flood control. Susquehanna State Park was created through the joint efforts of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the City of Williamsport. The park occupies the floodplain between the river and the flood control levy. The park is the only “riverfront recreational area” constructed by the former Department of Forests and Waters, a precursor to the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. The park opened to the public in 1961.

Date Established?: 1961

Link to Park: [Web Link]

Park Fees: Not listed

Additional Entrance Points: Not Listed

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