Presque Isle is a sand spit jutting into Lake Erie and has the only surf beach in the Commonwealth. Its geological and biological diversity and its historical significance will spark your interest. The location of the park makes it a favorite spot for bird migration.
Both non-powered craft and motorboats are permitted. Visitors should contact the park office or visit the park website for more information concerning boating regulations. A total of four launching areas are available, and a marina is open May 1 through October 31.Individuals wishing to moor their craft need to contact the marina office or park office. Water-skiing is permitted in Presque Isle Bay and Lake Erie. Recreational scuba diving is permitted in designated waters of Presque Isle State Park. Divers must be certified and must register at the park office. Snorkeling is not permitted in Presque Isle State Park waters. Common fish species are perch, bass, walleye, trout and salmon in Lake Erie, and panfish, perch, bass, muskellunge, walleye, northern pike, crappies, smelt and salmon in Presque Isle Bay. Winter activities include ice fishing, iceboating and ice skating. Contact the park office for conditions and locations. A cross-country ski concession, located at the picnic shelter area, operates during the winter. There are about 11 miles of hiking trails at the park. Visit the park website or contact the park office for more trail information. The paved Multi-purpose Trail (9.6 miles) is popular with bicyclists, in-line skaters and joggers. During the winter, the trail is plowed from the entrance to the park office for hikers. For cross-country skiers, the trail is left snow covered from the park office to Perry Monument. The sandy beaches, washed by the clear waters of Lake Erie, provide visitors with the only surf swimming within Pennsylvania. Beaches are open daily from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day unless otherwise posted.
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1
Erie, PA 16505
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