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Milton State Park 'Milton Park1' © Marie Confer
A shot of the front of park, many picnic tables, charcoal grills, bathrooms are available. The Susquehanna River supports a very diverse fishery. Anglers can fish the Susquehanna for muskies, walleye, smallmouth bass, numerous panfish such as sunfish, perch, catfish and carp.
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USA Parks
Pennsylvania
Central Region
Milton State Park
MILTON STATE PARK
MILTON STATE PARK
Sunbury, Pennsylvania   17801

Phone: 570-988-5557
Toll Free: 888-727-2757
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Milton State Park
'Milton Park1'

A shot of the front of park, many picnic tables, charcoal grills, bathrooms are available. The Susquehanna River supports a very diverse fishery. Anglers can fish the Susquehanna for muskies, walleye, smallmouth bass, numerous panfish such as sunfish, perch, catfish and carp.

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.
History of the Area
In 1762, Marcus Huling Jr. claimed the big island, which eventually came to be called Montgomery Island. Within a decade, he planted an apple orchard. At this time, this part of the state was claimed by Pennsylvania and Connecticut.

Eventually the land came to be controlled by the Straub Brothers, who in 1824 built a dam across part of the river and erected a sawmill and gristmill. The brothers won the contract to build a bridge across the river between the three islands.

The mills eventually became unprofitable and the island was only used as farmland. Floods continually washed away parts of the bridge, which were rebuilt. By the early 1900s, farming ceased and there were now two islands, one of the smaller islands having joined the big island, making it even larger. The island was subdivided to many owners and part became athletic fields. The Milton Rotary Club worked to consolidate the deeds to one title for the Borough of Milton, who then transferred the title to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1966.

The floodwaters of Hurricane Agnes completely covered the island in 1972. Federal relief money helped rebuild the facilities. In 1987, PA 624 was relocated across the island, providing a new boat launch and transferring the final piece of property to state park control.
Boating
Boating: unlimited hp motors permitted

A boat launch is on the east side of the island. River elevations vary with the seasons and generally are not deep enough for large watercraft.

Motorboats must display a boat registration from any state. Non-powered boats must display one of the following: boat registration from any state; launching permit or mooring permit from Pennsylvania State Parks that are available at most state park offices; launch use permit from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.


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Picnicking
There are picnic tables, drinking water, charcoal grills and restrooms. Please dispose of charcoal in the proper facilities.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
January 3 love to go there for picnic , and walk by GLClayton
By the way, Who if anyone owns the other island,on the East side?


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Yogi at Shangri-La
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Penn Avon Campground
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Little Mexico Campground
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Area Fishing Related Businesses
Mertz Rod & Gun Inc
RR 2
Northumberland, PA
(570) 473-9560


Campus Cycle & Fly Fishing Ctr
223 Market St
Lewisburg, PA
(570) 524-2998


Area Accommodations (over 15 miles away)
The Crestmont Inn - Eagles Mere, PABBs / Inns
This romantic country inn sits atop the area's highest point, a 2,200-foot peak, just outside the unique Victorian village of Eagles Mere - sometimes called the town that time forgot.
Web Site: crestmont-inn.com
30.6 miles from park*
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Directions
Access the park via PA 642 off of PA 147 on the east, and from US 15 at West Milton.

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Milton State Park
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