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







Mathew Greene


Upcoming Events

Early Bird Lagoon by Pontoon

A 10:00 AM morning pontoon ride will be offered by online reservation only. Rides will be offered every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday through the summer....

5/27 10am
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...

5/27 10am
Natural Impressions 6th Annual Mixed Media Student Art Show  "All Things that Flower"

Enjoy 8x10” photography, mixed media paper and canvas, clay and tabletop sculptures submitted by students grades 1 through college, with award ribbons and...

5/27 10am
Wildflower Walk

Presque Isle State Park is teaming up with experts from the Botanical Society of Western Pennsylvania for a 3-hour outdoor wildflower identification walk....

5/27 11am
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...

5/28 10am

Recent Events

Lagoon by Pontoon


Recent Activity

Sandra Kozloff

Sandra Kozloff left a positive review 7/31/2016

I conducted this tour for my graduating class. Everyone was pleased with the opportunity to have access to the park in this way and enjoyed the nature facts and history of the area. This is an offering on the park that many do not know about!

Sandra Kozloff

Sandra Kozloff left a positive review 1/22/2017

As always, the program was well presented with obvious care to preparation. The slide show was appropriate and there were many objects that provided first-hand experience. Emily was personable, approachable and at ease. She provided good information and answered questions adequately. I would recommend this program become a "regular" in the program rotation. There was a lot of interest and I think there were many people who were unable to attend due to size of venue and number of those interested. The Lighthouse volunteers/staff were happy to provide an assist and we handed out a few volunteer applications!

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