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Address: 301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1 Erie, PA 16505-2042
Park Manager: Mathew D Greene
Contact Info: 814-833-7424
presqueislesp@pa.gov
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Park Alerts ( 4 Alerts )

  • 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.

  • Gull Point Update

    Please be advised that Gull Point Trail will be closed temporarily starting today, March 10, 2017, because of unsafe trail conditions due to weather. The Park will continue to monitor trail conditions for reopening once conditions improve.  All other trails remain open for use.

  • 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

  • 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.

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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    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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    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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