Lake Augusta Summer 2023 Boating Season at Shikellamy State Park Marina

Outdoor Adventure

May 26, 2023 to October 1, 2023

Shikellamy State Park Marina

Lake Augusta

Lake Augusta Dam Inflation begins May 1 (takes 2 weeks).
Boating season runs May 26 through Oct 1 (all boats must be removed from park docks).
Deflation begins Oct. 2.


The boating season at Shikellamy State Park will begin Friday May 26th (Memorial Day Weekend), 2023, as per the traditional start-of-season inflation process of the Adam T. Bower Memorial Dam. This unique dam structure, when inflated, creates the seasonal recreational pool of Lake Augusta located at the confluence of the Susquehanna River. All Shikellamy State Park marina slip holders are allowed access and moor their vessels at their assigned dock starting at sunrise on Friday, May 26th. The end-of-season is set for the traditional time of early October, with all marina slip holders required to have their vessels removed from park docks by sunset on Sunday October 1st, 2023. Dam deflation will immediately begin October 2nd, 2023 and will take approximately two weeks for Lake Augusta to return to its natural river level. 

Please note that dam inflation will begin Monday May 1st, 2023, and will take approximately two weeks for Lake Augusta to be brought to full-pool. From mid-May to Memorial Day Weekend, the park’s courtesy boat ramp docks and marina slip holder docks will be installed by park crews. 

Construction of the natural-like fishway, located on the Shamokin Dam side of the dam, will continue through the summer until the fall. This work will not affect the traditional dam or boating season in anyway. 

For additional information, contact the Shikellamy State Park Office: 570-988-5557 or [email protected].






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