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Presque Isle State Park

1 Peninsula Dr, Erie, PA 16505-2065
+1 814-833-7424
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Worth the drive

As it was early October there were very few people about as we drove through wooded areas and spent... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
David G
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Nice free stop

Get your wave and water fix. Nice and nice Beach lots of parking, easy to get to, right off 832... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Brian D
Ithaca, New York
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1 Peninsula Dr, Erie, PA 16505-2065
+1 814-833-7424
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Reviewed 2 days ago

As it was early October there were very few people about as we drove through wooded areas and spent time on a deserted beach. You could easily think you were by the sea as the lake is so large with boats etc. on it. We...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Get your wave and water fix. Nice and nice Beach lots of parking, easy to get to, right off 832. Because it's free you don't feel compelled to stay a long time if you're traveling it's nice to just take a break get to it...More

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I just came back from several days spent visiting Presque Isle State Park. We had a great time despite that it rained a couple of the days we were there. We visited the Tom Ridge Environmental Center, walked the beaches looking for...More

Thank Donna G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fall is a great time to visit, avoiding crowds & having the place nearly to yourself, returning it to its more peaceful, natural state. Clean, many facilities for beaches, picnics, hiking, birding, biking, history, etc. Visit the lighthouse, a must!

1  Thank HCrowder
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I went to Presque Isle on Labor Day because we wanted to enjoy a beach before the weather got bad. When we arrived, the beach was PACKED - not a huge deal, but we couldn't even find a place to set our...More

Thank Sara H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such a nice state park. Nice beaches for swimming. I go here at least once or twice a year. Definitely worth it.

Thank Justin S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was surprised at how large it is and how many beaches there were. Many people were on bike rides, wished I had one with me. Nice relaxing summer day here and see other sights of Erie, PA also.

Thank Kai1565
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for a nice long walk, trail goes right beside the lake , saw ducks and a heron. Path is wide enough to walk on one side and bike on the other . Didn't check it out this time but there is also a lighthouse...More

Thank Rick Janine G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Even though we had rain we took a walk down the lighthouse path. It goes straight for about 1.5 miles through the woods and bogs.

Thank JimS628
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wish we could have been there on a nice day. We had abnormally warm, but there was a constant light rain, so we did our visit mostly by car with short walks. I can see that this would be a wonderful summer spot, with lots...More

Thank BonnieS980
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19 August 2017|
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Response from jessjg21 | Reviewed this property |
Yes absolutely! Just be sure to bring something to pick up after they go to bathroom!
Sarah C
14 August 2017|
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Response from Loretta C | Reviewed this property |
I was only at Beach 11, but I heard the lifeguard tell someone else that 11 has the least waves, and it is pretty flat to get in the water. It worked for me as I was using a cane. There were many small children there and... More
12 August 2017|
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Response from Audreyml345 | Reviewed this property |
We not only have the beach but Waldameer water park is there to. If you like a real Italian food we suggest trying U Wanna Pizza and a Pie, 2430 West 8, they have the best authentic homemade dough pizza , you can call them... More

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