We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Presque Isle State Park

1 Peninsula Drive, Erie, PA 16505
(814) 833-7424
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 22 Attractions in Erie
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks
234 visitor photos
Write a Review

763 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    589
    147
    24
    1
    2
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Who would guess that a great shore resort exists in NW Pennsylvania? Presque Isle State Park has clean guarded beaches for swimming, trails for walking, jogging, and cycling, and historic lighthouses and monuments. Wildlife abounds, and birders will enjoy Gull Point at the tip of the peninsula. Kiddies will love the water park and amusement park at the entrance to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
strausstown
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We happened to go to the park when they were having a craft show. The island was buzzing and they had many events going on. Walked on the beach and toured a lighthouse. Bike riding trails and walking trails that surround the whole park. Lovely place to visit!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pittsburgh
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Everything you want gaurded beached fising form piers. The rangers are very happy to help with any questions. This is a great way to spend your days in Erie

Was this review helpful? Yes
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Locals must love this place. This is the 3rd time we've visited and each time, we discover something new. You can spend the entire day or half a day, spread out your visit over a couple of days. There are many beaches to choose from, whether it's lake side or bay side, you can't go wrong. Just get there before... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Erie, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

It is always enjoyable to visit Erie's Presque Isle. Beautiful sunsets, and pleasurable to just take a bike ride on the walkways provided.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I grew up in western PA but never came to Presque Isle. What a shame! I enjoyed the day there and can not understand why AAA does not rate it as a GEM. It has so much to offer and it yet it has retained the natural beauty of the area and is not the usual tourist area with shops... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Barrie, Canada
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This is such a beautiful place to just drive through. We stopped for a rest at beach 9. We look forward to visiting again next week.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

we went to beach 11 all 3 days, very nice for familys and the lake was not very rough because this beach is kinda like the bay area

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We Stopped in Erie for the night on way to Columbus, Ohio. Next morning the weather was beautiful. We decided to look around an found this state park on our smart phone. We have traveled extensively since retirement. Have seen many beautiful places from coast to coast. I would rank this very high on our list of place to return.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

There were so many great reviews for Presque Isle that we decided, "why not?!" and I'm so glad we decided to go! Beaches 6, 7, M, and 11 were our favorites. 6, 7, and M are more beach like. 11 was more like a lake and so peaceful and gorgeous! The weekend we went was the only time we could... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Been to Presque Isle State Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Presque Isle State Park, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing