Shamokin Dam, PA


Shamokin Dam is a small borough in Snyder County, Pennsylvania, located just south of the confluence of the west and north branches of the Susquehanna River.  The name derives from a ten foot tall dam that was built across the river in the nineteenth century to support steamboat ferries and provide transportation to the nearby city of Sunbury.  The dam was destroyed by ice in 1904.

Shamokin Dam is home to several beautiful parks, including the Jack Treas Park and the Charles Attig Park, which provide playground and picnic facilities and serve as the gathering spot for numerous social events and festivities throughout the borough. Weller Park includes a fenced ball field suitable for youth baseball and softball games.  Weller Park also features a recently rehabilitated hiking trail with a bridge along side a small stream.

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the Borough of Shamokin Dam are working cooperatively at Fabridam Park to design a natural fish ladder. The ladder will enable several species of fish to return to ancestral spawning area. The fish ladder will feature walk ways and bridges to make viewing easier and to open more area for recreation.  Construction is expected to begin in 2011.

Borough of Shamokin Dam
http://www.shamokindam.net/home.html

Snyder County
http://www.snydercounty.org/snyder/site/default.asp