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Lagoon by Pontoon

The lagoon at Presque Isle is full of natural surprises such as sun basking turtles, wading great blue herons, beavers slapping their tails on the water, and many other natural wonders. Join the park staff and volunteers on a one-hour interpretive pontoon boat ride to discover the natural history and beauty of the interior. These daily rides depart at 11:00am, 1:00pm and 2:00pm.  Sign-up for these three rides begins at 10:00 AM in person at the pontoon station and is a first-come, first serve basis.  Sign-up is limited to 6 seats per person regardless of age on all rides. This is a free program.

Programming is subject to modification or cancellation at the discretion of park staff.  If you need an accommodation to participate in Park activities due to a disability, please contact Presque Isle State Park at 814-833-7424 to make arrangements for your visit.  With at least three days’ notice, interpreters for people who are deaf or hard of hearing are available for educational programs.  Please call the Erie ASL Interpreters’ Office at (814) 806-2511 for more information about this service.

Monday, September 4, 2017 at 10:00am

Presque Isle State Park, Lagoon Boat Launch
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1, Erie, PA 16505-2042


State Parks


Educational Programs

Outdoor Activities

Wildlife Watching/Birding, Boating



Target Audience

Children, Senior Citizens, Families

Exact Location

Lagoon Boat Launch

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Joyce Hauser

Joyce Hauser 8/10/2017

I would like to register for the 10:00 Lagoon by Pontoon ride, but the registration page says ALL rides are full for the rest of the season. I can't believe that. How do you sign up for the 10:00 ride. I have company only in town for a certain weekend and I know the other rides are always full even if you go early to sigh up.


Tammy 6/28/2017

They should have them all register online. I have tried a number of times when I come back to the area to visit but I normally would boat from east side so to drive an hour not to get on a list is not worth it.

Valerie Glotz

Valerie Glotz 6/17/2017

This is a joke. Went down yesterday just to learn it was all full already. Drove back down this morning from millcreek, rides are cancelled because they have no driver. There has to be an easier way to do this than an hour round trip drive.

Presque Isle State Park

Presque Isle State Park 5/25/2017

Sign-up begins at 10:00 AM in person at the pontoon station and is a first-come, first serve basis. You cannot register for this program online. If you are interested in registering online please click Early Bird Lagoon by Pontoon or Evening Lagoon by Pontoon. Those are the only online registration pontoon programs available.

Chell Mac

Chell Mac 5/25/2017

Found out, no way to register. It is a first come, first serve. I read that but not driving all the way there to help we are 2 of the 6 allowed. :(

Chell Mac

Chell Mac 5/25/2017

I clicked Follow, then says I am interested, but is that all we have to do? It doesn't let you add how many people or anything. I guess we have to call in.

Stephen Pasquale

Stephen Pasquale 5/25/2017

How do we register?