The park is open every day of the year, sunrise to sunset. Day use areas close at dusk. The park office is open for specific hours. The beaches and other areas are open for specific seasons and hours. Contact the park office for facility seasons and hours.
Make online reservations or call toll-free 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757), from 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday to Saturday.
As a significant natural asset, additional guidelines have been adopted to protect the park's archeological, historic, and natural resources during special events.
A scenic tour of Lake Erie is offered at the park. A concession is located at the Perry Monument. Contact the park office for prices and a schedule.
Environmental educators at Presque Isle offer educational and recreational programs throughout the year. There are programs on history, art, wildlife, plants, and outdoor recreation. Pontoon boat rides through the interior of the peninsula provide opportunities to view abundant wildlife and scenic views. Kayaking the lagoons is very popular.
Presque Isle State Park and the Tom Ridge Environmental Center can be reached by PA 832 north. The park can also be reached by boat.
GPS DD: Lat. 42.10964 Long. -80.15384
ADA accessible restrooms, picnic tables, and parking spaces have been designated throughout the park. The Tom Ridge Environmental Center is also ADA accessible. If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit.
Call 911 and contact an employee. Directions to the nearest hospital are posted on bulletin boards and at the park office.
201 State Street
Erie, PA 16550
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1
Erie, PA 16505-2042
Manager: Mathew D Greene
General Firewood Quarantine: Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has enacted a quarantine order for untreated firewood of any kind coming into the state. Any firewood brought into the state must be kiln dried, heat-treated, fumigated, and/or USDA Certified.
To protect the high quality and native character of our State Parks from exotic invasive species DCNR highly encourages all visitors to:
Drone Restrictions: To protect park resources, limit conflict with other park users, and avoid safety and privacy liabilities, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), remotely piloted vehicles (RPV) or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), all commonly referred to as DRONES, are only permitted on designated flying fields in six remote-controlled airfield parks (Beltsville, Benjamin Rush, Hillman, Lackawanna, Prompton, and Tuscarora). The use of drones or other UAS is restricted at all other Bureau of State Parks locations.