DCNR Calendar of Events

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

Ruck the Bay

This race will consist of a 10K or 15K. It will begin at Beach 11 and utilize the multi-purpose trail and parts of the roadway.

10/13 11am
Teacher Workshop: Environmental Science & Career Education for Elementary Teachers

Get immersed in field sciences with DCNR's Park Naturalis and IU5 staff. This program is designed for elementary educatiors who teach science in grades K-4....

10/14 8:30am
Presque Isle After Dark: Dead Pond Trail

Join the Park Naturalist for an evening stroll on Dead Pond Trail. We will meet at the Thompson Circle Parking Lot. The hike will be approximately 1.5 miles...

10/17 6:30pm
Story Book Run

This run will begin at Beach 1 and run along Old Lake Road.

10/19 7am
Adopt A Beach Program at Presque Isle

Are you a local resident who enjoys visiting Presque Isle State Park? Please join our Adopt A Beach team. We are accepting volunteers to help keep our...

10/19 9am

Recent Events

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Recent Activity

Peter VanBuren

Peter VanBuren left a positive review 9/3/2019

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Sammy Pinkerton left a positive review 9/3/2019

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Sam Hart

Sam Hart left a positive review 7/13/2019

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Seth Green

Seth Green left a positive review 6/18/2019

Thanks so much for putting this on. My dad and I had a blast!
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Robert Hamilton

Robert Hamilton left a positive review 6/13/2019

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David Novak

David Novak left a positive review 3/18/2019

Delightful! This was my 4th walk/hike and each has been informative and entertaining. I find myself thinking about topics shared by the rangers as I visit the park.

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Ryan Kendall left a positive review 2/25/2019

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Heide Watson

Heide Watson left a positive review 2/19/2019

My husband and I enjoyed it and very informative about the Presque Isle. We definitely do it again. Thank you for the Park Naturalists.

Carol Welch

Carol Welch left a positive review 12/2/2018

This program was excellent! The presenter, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. I will definitely recommend this to others.

Sara Sonnet

Sara Sonnet left a positive review 7/3/2018

We enjoyed the pontoon boat ride at the lagoon. The online early bird reservation did not work but we showed up in the morning and had a great time, enjoying the scenery, learning about the flowers, water plants, beaver lodges, turtles and history.