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Presque Isle State Park

1 Peninsula Dr, Erie, PA 16505-2065
+1 814-833-7424
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Best Thing in Erie

This park has it almost everything you want in a PA state park. Very easy access to everything... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Rebby2k
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New Castle, Pennsylvania
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Great place to explore

We were on our way to Cedar Point,a coworker of my husband grew up in Erie & recommended Presque... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
ziggylane
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1 Peninsula Dr, Erie, PA 16505-2065
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This park has it almost everything you want in a PA state park. Very easy access to everything within the par with a road looping along the entire peninsula. There are sand beaches on the lakeside, boat rentals/tours, bike rentals, covered pavilions, lighthouses, ponds, a...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were on our way to Cedar Point,a coworker of my husband grew up in Erie & recommended Presque, we came, found in love with the park and have been coming back to the area 2 to 3 times in the summer for 28 years.We...More

1  Thank ziggylane
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Presque Isle is a gem no matter what the season. It is nature at it’s best - from the wildlife to the flora and fauna - there is something for everyone. And activities to do...there are many. From kayaking and boating to roller blading and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an awesome state park, and one of the largest I've ever seen. There are 7 beaches on site, and we were able to find one that didn't have hardly anyone there so we could just relax and take in the beautiful Lake Erie....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a drive through Presque Isle State Park. They have beaches, picnic areas and public restrooms. You can rent bikes, go carts, etc at the very end of the road. There is a lot of wildlife and it's just a fun time being there.

1  Thank racquelwright2016
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were in Erie for a job interview over the weekend and decided to visit Presque Isle State Park before leaving town. Even though our hotel looked across the bay, I had no idea how expansive the park was; the vistas are...More

1  Thank gefilte63
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I visited the state park on our recent trip to Erie, Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, we were there at the end of the month, but they have had a long winter so everything was still not in bloom. I would love to go and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Too cold to swim and lighthouse closed, but everything was beautiful. We took a nice drive and walked out to see the beach. We climbed the tower right after you exit the park on the left across from the Water park.

1  Thank Deanna L
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

I live in Pittsburgh and anytime I’m near Erie I tried to get to Presque Isle even if it’s cold windy and rainy which it was this weekend. It was definitely too cold to go for a walk on the beach but I did get...More

1  Thank bevbemama
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Presque Isle offers many beaches and trails. The beaches are good but the sand is quite dirty. You will need a good wash down after sitting on the beach but other than that it is a very nice place. The trails are great for walking,...More

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ann l
19 May 2018|
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Response from 13ontheroadagain | Reviewed this property |
No alcohol is allowed in the park. Presque Isle is a State Park and state rules say:(b) The following are prohibited: (2) Possessing, selling or consuming an alcoholic beverage except at specially designated facilities... More
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rconstable
10 May 2018|
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Response from DIANE H | Reviewed this property |
Yes and there is quite a bit of it all along the route.
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10 May 2018|
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Response from T8243LLellenm | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There is ample paring near many of the beaches. Parking lots and some roadside parking depending on the beach. Depends on the day you are going. If it is a holiday, early. Google Presque Isle State Park and they should... More
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