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Park Manager: Mathew D Greene
Contact Info: 814-833-7424
presqueislesp@pa.gov
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Park Alerts ( 8 Alerts )

  • ADA BEACH ACCESS

    Be advised that an ADA access ramp will be placed, temporarily, at Beach 11.  The ramp provides ADA access to the water's edge and is adjacent to picnic areas, playground equipment and a reservable picnic pavilion.  Upon completion of construction at Beaches 7 and 8, ADA access at Beach 11 will close and be replaced with ADA access at Beach 8.

  • Beach 8 Project

    Beach 8 section of the Karl Boyes Multi-Purpose Trail will be closed beginning Tuesday September 5, 2017, due to construction activity.  A detour has been established along Peninsula Drive and West Fisher Drive to connect back to the Multi-Purpose Trail at Beach 7.

  • Stull Center Parking Lot

    Please be advised the Stull Center parking lot will be closed on Sunday mornings until 11:15am, June 10, 2018 through August 12, 2018.

  • Seasons and Hours: Contrary to the information on Google, Pennsylvania state parks are open every day of the year. Day use areas close at dusk. Park offices are open specific hours. Pools, beaches, and campgrounds are open specific seasons.

  • Drone Restrictions: To protect park resources, limit conflict with other park users, and avoid safety and privacy liabilities, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), remotely piloted vehicles (RPV) or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), all commonly referred to as DRONES, are only permitted on designated flying fields in six remote controlled airfield parks (Beltsville, Benjamin Rush, Hillman, Lackawanna, Prompton, and Tuscarora). Drones are only permitted in other PA State Parks in very limited circumstances which require a special use permit.

  • General Firewood Quarantine: Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has enacted a quarantine order for untreated firewood of any kind coming into the state. Any firewood brought into the state must be kiln dried, heat treated, fumigated, and/or USDA Certified.

    To protect the high quality and native character of our State Parks from exotic invasive species DCNR highly encourages all visitors to:

    • burn/buy locally cut firewood (within 25 miles)

    • BURN ALL firewood brought from another area. Do not leave it. Do not take it with you.

    • Encourage friends and neighbors not to move firewood

    • Do not remove firewood from a Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Area. Contact the PA Department of Agriculture, www.agriculture.pa.gov and search on the keyword Spotted Lantern Fly for current quarantine information.

  • Gull Point Update

    The Gull Point Trail is now open, however, please be aware that the trail is still very muddy.  If you decide to hike the trail, please be prepared for the mud to be mid-shin in certain places of the trail.

  • Firewood Advisory: Invasive Beetles found in Firewood Threaten Forests! Before bringing firewood to a Pennsylvania State Park, please read the information in the linked page about a very real threat to forests in Pennsylvania and all of North America. Firewood Advisory

Park Description

Presque Isle State Park is a 3,200-acre sandy peninsula that arches into Lake Erie. As Pennsylvania's only \

Things To Do ( 12 Available)

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    Education Programs

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    Sight Seeing

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    Historical Places

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    Scenic View

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    Fishing

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    Cross Country Skiing

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    Swimming

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    Picnicking

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    Hunting

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    Boating

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    Hiking

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    Trails

    • North Pier Trail Aka Rifle Range Rd
      Easiest 0.71 miles
      This old road was originally developed to allow US Coast Guard personnel access to a now closed rifle range, hence the long standing name of Rifle Range Road.
    • Dead Pond Trail
      Easiest 1.65 miles
      Dead Pond trail connects the Sidewalk Trail with the park roadway near Misery Bay.
    • Multi-Purpose Trail
      Easiest 10.87 miles
      The paved multi-purpose trail starts near the park entrance and completely encircles the park for a total distance of approximately 12.5 miles. Most of the trail surface is paved asphalt, however many of the original sections are concrete slab construction.
    • Ridge Trail
      Easiest 0.29 miles
      Trail connects the maintenance access road to the Marsh Trail.
    • B Trail
      Easiest 0.13 miles
      Connector trail between Dead Pond Trail and main park road west of Sunset Point.
    • Duck Pond Trail
      Easiest 0.51 miles
      Trail connects the paved multi-purpose trail with the Old Gas Well Trail.
    • Gull Point Trail
      Easiest 0.23 miles
    • Boat Landing # 3
      Easiest 0.04 miles
      This short trail allows easy walking access to Long Pond for fishing and wildife viewing.
    • Fox Trail
      Easiest 0.45 miles
      Trail connects Sidewalk Trail and the maintenance access road.
    • Old Gas Well Trail
      Easiest 0.30 miles
      Trail is an old unpaved road leading to an existing gas well that is used to provide heat to the nearby marina buildings.
    • Pine Tree Trail
      Easiest 0.49 miles
    • Canoe Portage Trail
      Easiest 0.17 miles
      Trail leads from the paved multi-purpose trail to marina lake.
    • Marsh Trail
      Easiest 0.44 miles
      Trail connects the Sidewalk Trail with the maintenance compound access road.
    • Sidewalk Tail
      Easiest 1.25 miles
      This historic trail was originally constructed by the the U.S. Lighthouse Service as a path from the Presque Isle Lighthouse to the U.S. Lighthouse Service boathouse in Misery Bay. The trail was once a wooden boardwalk and was resurfaced with concrete in 1925.
    • Old Gas Well Trail Aka X-Country Ski Trail
      Easiest 0.24 miles
    • Gullpoint Trail
      Easiest 0.41 miles
    • Leo'S Landing Access Road
      Easiest 0.23 miles
      This is a dirt access road off of the main park inbound lanes that leads to the water's edge of Presque Isle Bay.
    • Multi-Purpose Trail
      Easiest 2.95 miles
      The paved multi-purpose trail starts near the park entrance and completely encircles the park for a total distance of approximately 12.5 miles. Most of the trail surface is paved asphalt, however many of the original sections are concrete slab construction.
    • Fox Trail
      Easiest 0.19 miles
      The paved multi-purpose trail starts near the park entrance and completely encircles the park for a total distance of approximately 12.5 miles. Most of the trail surface is paved asphalt, however many of the original sections are concrete slab construction.
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    Biking

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