Milton State Park

Manhoning Street
West Milton, PA 17886


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.

Hiking at Milton State Park

3.5 miles of trails

The trails explore the riverine habitats of the river island.

Picnicking at Milton State Park

Milton State Park has picnic tables, drinking water, charcoal grills, and restrooms.

Please dispose of charcoal in the proper facilities.

Wildlife Watching at Milton State Park

The rich soil of the floodplain supports a diversity of vegetation at Milton State Park. The southern part of the island is undeveloped and covered in a forest of predominantly silver maple, river birch, and sycamore.

The island is a rest area for migrating songbirds and waterfowl.

Boating at Milton State Park

Unlimited horsepower 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 current boat registration.

Non-powered boats must display one of the following:

Boat registration
Launching permit or mooring permit from Pennsylvania state parks -- available at most state park offices
Launching permit from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission regulations and laws apply.

Fishing at Milton State Park

The Susquehanna River has warmwater and coldwater fishing.

Common species are:

Smallmouth bass
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission regulations and laws apply.

Soccer at Milton State Park

Milton State Park's soccer fields are popular attractions for local clubs and the public.

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