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Lagoon by Pontoon

The lagoons at Presque Isle are full of natural surprises such as sun basking turtles, wading great blue herons, beavers slapping their tail on the water, and many other natural wonders. Join park staff and volunteers on a one-hour interpretive pontoon boat ride to discover the natural history and beauty of the interior. This is a free program that accommodates 16 guests of all ages plus crew. For all rides, sign-ups are one half-hour prior to ride time at the pontoon station and is on a first-come first-serve basis. All participants must be present to sign up.

Sign up time:         Ride time:

 9:30 AM                 10:00 AM

11:30 AM                12:00 PM

1:30 PM                  2:00 PM

3:30 PM                  4:00 PM


Wednesday and Friday evenings a 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM ride is offered through August 30. Sign up is 6:30 PM at the pontoon station.

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 2

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


State Parks


Educational Programs

Outdoor Activities

Wildlife Watching/Birding, Boating/Paddling



Target Audience

Senior Citizens, Families



Exact Location

Pontoon Station (Next to Lagoon Boat Launch)

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Fiscus Family

Fiscus Family 5/22/2019

I have a Girl Scout Brownie Troop with 13 girls who would LOVE this event, but is it feasible to get them all on one ride? I would hate to get their hopes up, travel all the way to the peninsula and then have to tell that that there isn't any room. Is there anyway to set up a time to come or is there a time slot that is typically unfilled that we could slide into? I have heard such great things about this event - hope we can make it work!