Presque Isle State Park

Erie, PA

Where are we going?

Presque Isle State Park
301 Peninsula Dr
PA 16505

814 833 7424

What is there to do?

Are you excited about exploring 3,200 acres of sandy peninsula that arches into the famous Lake Erie?  Welcome to Presque Isle State Park!

Presque Isle State Park is Pennsylvania's only "seashore", so get ready for some beach fun, because it's waiting!

Here families can enjoy the beautiful coastline, as well as a host of fun recreational activities for the all ages. 

Summer activities include boating out on the beautiful lake, or perhaps you want to grab the kayaks and enjoy the view all around you.

Fishing is a popular activity around the beaches and lagoons, or if you would rather be IN the water, there are several beaches you can visit.  Waterworks Beach is seasonally lifeguarded and has both a playground and toilet facilities.

Mountain biking, roller blading and bird watching are also popular here. There are also a great number of nature trails intersecting the area.

Winter activities include ice boating, ice and wind skating or cross country skiing, so it's not just summer fun!

Named a National Natural Landmark, Presque Isle State Park is also a favorite spot for migrating birds, and because of the many unique habitats, the park contains a high number of threatened and endangered species. A great learning experience for kids as they understand all about conservation!

Make sure your first stop is the Tom Ridge Environmental Center, the gateway to discover as well as the park.

A nature filled family day out in a stunning Pennsylvania park!

How much does it cost?

Adults: Free admission!

Children: Free admission!


Need a little extra help?

There are a number of ADA Accessible areas, including restrooms, fishing piers, grills, picnic tables and the Tom Ridge Envrionmental Center


When can we go?

Open daily, sunrise to sunset

Open year round


Any top tips?

Pontoon boat rides through the interior of the peninsula provide opportunities to view abundant wildlife and scenic views.

I’m Hungry!

There is a concession is located at the Perry Monument

Healthy Eating

Take a picnic! It's a super fun way to spend time with the family - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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