Presque Isle State Park

Presque Isle State Park is a 3,200-acre sandy peninsula that arches into Lake Erie. As Pennsylvania's only "seashore," Presque Isle offers its visitors a beautiful coastline and many recreational activities, including swimming, boating, fishing, hiking, bicycling and in-line skating. A National Natural Landmark, Presque Isle is a favorite spot for migrating birds. Because of the many unique habitats, Presque Isle contains a greater number of the state's endangered, threatened and rare species than any other area of comparable size in Pennsylvania.

301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1, Erie, PA 16505-2042

Phone

814-833-7424

Website

dcnr.state.pa.us

Region

West

Manager

Matthew Greene

Email

presqueislesp@pa.gov

Upcoming Events

Tinker the T-Rex Comes to the TREC

The Tom Ridge Environmental Center is pleased to host a dinosaur exhibit in conjuction with Mercyhurst University. "A cast of Tinker the Tyrannosaurus - the...

1/20 10am
Tinker the T-Rex Comes to the TREC

The Tom Ridge Environmental Center is pleased to host a dinosaur exhibit in conjuction with Mercyhurst University. "A cast of Tinker the Tyrannosaurus - the...

1/21 10am
Medicinal Kitchen Herbs for Everyday Health & Wellness

Explore kitchen herbs, including preparing culinary herbs for maximum medicinal benefit. Join Leslie Alexander, PhD, RH (AHG) for this program at the Tom...

1/21 11am
Dinosaur Exhibit Tours

Tour this exhibit with dinosaur enthusiasts from Mercyhurst University. Gain in-depth knowledge about these ancient creatures and learn how some dinosaurs...

1/21 12pm
Winter Stroll in the Park:  Graveyard Pond Trail

Experience nature in winter on this 2-mile guided walk along trails of Presque Isle State Park. Meet at the Perry Monument parking area, dress in layers,...

1/21 1pm

Recent Events

Recent Activity

Allen Rose

Allen Rose left a positive review 12/31/2016

Very enjoyable. Will do this again next year!

Daniel Keith Williams

Daniel Keith Williams left a positive review 1/1/2017

A pleasant, unique experience. I personally would walk a longer distance. I enjoy the unique opportunity to walk the Lake Road in the dead of winter, after park operation hours, with the sound of waves crash to shore, and the Erie bayfront's city lighting glowing across the Presque Isle Bay.

marlene metzler

marlene metzler left a review 12/10/2016

Informative, well organized with a good presentation, but lacked the creativity of Christmas ornaments as last years 3 stations nature ornaments presented.

J Hetrick

J Hetrick left a positive review 9/2/2016

It was fabulous! I can't thank our guides enough for how knowledgeable they were about the region and how diligent they were about pointing out the wildlife so that the visual became meaningful. I can't wait to do this again! Thanks DCNR!

Jen Durham

Jen Durham left a positive review 9/2/2016

This was a great event! We had so much fun and learned a lot. Great itinerary and the staff was so nice, helpful, and very knowledgeable.

Stacy Pondo

Stacy Pondo left a positive review 8/26/2016

Our family had a great time camping this past weekend. The DCNR staff were very knowledgeable and relayed the information to us well. We enjoyed all of the activities planned for us. They were great cooks too!

Theodore A. Garro

Theodore A. Garro 8/22/2016

Where do you sign up for the night pontoon rides?

JoLynn Baker Seagriff

JoLynn Baker Seagriff posted a photo 8/21/2016

Heron Heron

JoLynn Baker Seagriff

JoLynn Baker Seagriff left a positive review 8/21/2016

It was a very nice ride a little long for smaller kids but great for older kids and adults. Beautiful scenery and the guides were very well educated on what they were showing us! Wonderful!

Darcey Lewis

Darcey Lewis left a positive review 8/12/2016

We really enjoyed the ride! It was a beautiful night and the volunteers were so informative and nice!!