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Presque Isle State Park

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Very nice view of Lake Erie

My wife & I visited here while in the area. Very nice views of Lake Erie. Great place to walk or... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Springfield, Ohio
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One of the best parks I've ever been to. Really well maintained. Makes you want to live here just... read more

Reviewed yesterday
New Castle, Indiana
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife & I visited here while in the area. Very nice views of Lake Erie. Great place to walk or bike on the paths. Make sure to go all the way to the Monument at the end and come back up the opposite site...More

Thank JubileeJerry
Reviewed yesterday

One of the best parks I've ever been to. Really well maintained. Makes you want to live here just to use the park.

Thank Juniorkp
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We actually just came up to check out campgrounds in the area. We like to be prepared before we drive from our home. We are so excited to camp here next year. The isle is beautiful and the sunsets are amazing!

Thank Panthermomof2
Reviewed 2 days ago

I would suggest bringing a bicycle if your travel plans can make room for one. Driving through was also excellent. Much to see and plenty of places to park and visit. Bike/walking path had more than adequate rest rooms.

Thank PhilB3000
Reviewed 4 days ago

We spent the night in Erie and we took a pleasant drive around the loop of the state park. Were able to park in many places along the route and view the bay waters and wildlife. We got out at one of the beach parking...More

Thank Chas1012
Reviewed 4 days ago

Enjoyed the beautiful scenery and beaches. Lots of places for bikers and hikers. Loved the Happy Days looking place and the diner at the beginning of Presque Isle.

Thank ldr1158
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent place to spend the day. Beach is fun lots of room. Bathroom scattered throughout. Boat tours available. Lighthouse is nice to visit.

Thank Lee G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Presque Isle is a long beach oriented park with many places to stop and enjoy the lake or Erie's bay. Gets really crowded in summer but we went after Labor Day and had a beautiful weekend without the crowds. No lifeguards except at beach 8...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 1 week ago

But the traffic in the summer is impressive! However, the park itself is impressive with the beaches and monument to Admiral Perry. Don't leave without visiting the lighthouse!

Thank bathtravel123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in after a volunteer event with friends.. Got to see the sunset. What a beautiful place! I love lighthouses but the beach was so clean. I'd never heard of this but I'd be happy to come again.

Thank Laurie W
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September 1, 2018|
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Response from Salene C | Reviewed this property |
The fort doesn’t exist, but 2 excellent sources of historical info are the maritime museum/library and (believe-it-or-not), the candlelight ghost tour of the Bayfront. The bicentennial tower also provides pictures and... More
Nathan M
August 19, 2018|
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Response from Salene C | Reviewed this property |
I would add that closings and advisories are listed on a sign shortly after you enter the park (look on your left). Beaches are closed after this peak season at times because of lifeguards not being available, rather than... More
August 18, 2018|
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Response from jsalonica | Reviewed this property |
Have not been there those days but know park is open and don't see why these activities would not be available. To be sure log onto park site for more information. Enjoy.