Susquehannock State Park, Pennsylvania

Susquehannock State Park is located in southern Lancaster County, PA on a plateau above the Susquehanna River. The main attractions are its two overlooks at Hawk’s Point and Wissler’s Run that are perched almost 400 feet above the river. Bald Eagles, Osprey, and Turkey Vultures can be spotted from these vantage points. The 224 acre park also has about five miles of hiking and horseback riding trails.

View looking towards overlook at Susquehannock State Park

The most popular spot at the park, Hawk’s Point Overlook, provides an optical viewer (the binocular type contraption on a stand) for spotting birds or checking out the river scenery. There’s also a sign that helps identify Bald Eagles and tell them apart from other birds commonly mistaken as eagles.

Hawk's Point Overlook at Susquehannock State Park

Hawk’s Point Overlook at Susquehannock State Park

The half mile Overlook Trail trail connects Hawk’s Point with the Wissler’s Run Overlook. It’s a pretty easy walk, slightly downhill from here (of course uphill on the way back), on a wide well groomed trail. Signs clearly mark the way.

Wissler's Run Overlook above the Susquehanna River

Wissler’s Run Overlook above the Susquehanna River

Landis House near the park office

Landis House near the park office

The Landis House, near the park office, was built in 1850 for $200. It is named for the last person who owned the house before the land it’s on became Susquehannock State Park.

Amish buggy leaving Susquehannock State Park in southern Lancaster County, PA

Traffic leaving Susquehannock State Park in southern Lancaster County, PA

-For detailed info about the park and its history, incuding the story of the Susquehannock Indians who once used the cliffs over the Susquehanna River to control trade in the area, visit the official site of the Susquehannock State Park.

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