Island Hopper


It is with our deepest regrets that we inform you that our 2018 Susquehanna Island Hopper event on August 4, 2018 has been cancelled due to forecasts of thunderstorms and continuing high river levels. Your safety and the safety of the other participants and volunteers remains our top priority. SGP and SRTA have consulted with several river specialists and have been advised that the river levels are outside of safe paddling conditions, and forecast models have them continuing to climb into next week. It is an unfortunate turn of events, but as we know all too well “Pennsylvania’s weather often has a mind of its own.” 


Join SGP and the Susquehanna River Trail Association (SRTA) on Saturday, August 4, 2018, as we discover the islands of the Middle Susquehanna River Water Trail. The Susquehanna Island Hopper is a one-day celebration connecting you to the outdoor opportunities along the Middle Susquehanna River. 

When: August 4, 2018 09:30 AM - 04:30 PM
          (Check-in begins at 08:30 AM)

Where: Isle of Que Access, Selinsgrove (start)
            Mahantango, Port Trevorton (end)

Paddling Distance: 12 miles (easy)

Tickets: $25/adult
             $15/youth (12 and under)

* Each ticket includes: lunch, educational presentations, guided kayaking trip, snacks, and an event t-shirt (if preregistered by July 23rd). Tickets are non-refundable.

Participants should be prepared to kayak 12 miles on gentle flowing waters. Depending on water level, the trip may be shortened.

Please note due to high volume, additioanl kayaks have been made available to rent through Bic's Watersports for $35.00. All boats have been rented from Stone Barn Outfitters. To reserve your kayak, simply mark your registration.

Got Questions? We have answers: CLICK HERE to visit our Frequently Asked Questions

                                 EVENT IS SOLD OUT 

Update: SGP and SRTA are keeping a close eye on the river height and conditions after the recent rain events within the watershed. We consider the safety of our participants and volunteers to be our highest priority, and have taken recommendations from local outfitters and river stakeholders. High water conditions that exceed our threshold of safety may result in cancellation of the event. Staff will contact participants at least 48 hours in advance to inform you of the status of the river and the event. If the event is cancelled, instructions will follow in an email to discuss options. This is a rain or shine event. 

Please call or email Corey Ellison with any questions: 570-478-1317 or


This event was funded in part through the 2018 PA River Sojourn Grant administered by Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds & Rivers 

Example of SRTA campsite. Screen capture 
from WVIA GreenLife episode 203.

2014 sojourn participants. Photo by Chuck Haupt.

Photo by Rita Kurtz, SGP photo contest entry.

McKee's Half Falls. Source unknown.

Schedule (tentative)
08:30 AM: Check-in opens at the PFBC Mahantango Boat Launch. Shuttling of boats and paddlers to put-in location will occur. If you are coming from the north, you may want to drop off your kayak at the put-in location (Isle of Que; there will be supervision) on the way to registration.
09:30 AM: Opening Ceremony, kayak safety talk, Isle of Que history presentation
10:00AM: Participants launch from Isle of Que Boat Launch
12:00 PM- 01:00 PM: Lunch at Port Trevorton Fire Department picnic grounds- provided with registration
01:00 PM–04:30 PM: Participants continue downstream with an island campsite stop at Toad Island (campsite 111), then regroup at campsite 109 prior to proceeding through McKee's Half Falls.
04:30 PM-05:30 PM: Arrive at take-out location and your vehicle.
~~~After the sojourn, perhaps you would like to head back to the Susquehanna Greenway River Town of Selinsgrove to recap the day with new and old friends over a well-earned libation or dinner at one of numerous restaurants and establishments such as: Selin's Grove Brewing, Que Brew, BJ's Steak & Rib House Isabella, Amato's Pizza, etc.!