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Erie Bluffs State Park

The 587-acre Erie Bluffs State Park lies along the Lake Erie shoreline in western Erie County, twelve miles west of the city of Erie. The park has:

  • One mile of shoreline
  • 90-foot bluffs overlooking Lake Erie
  • Elk Creek -- a shallow stream steelhead fishery
  • Several plant species of conservation concern
  • Uncommon black oak woodland/savannah
  • Great Lakes region sand barren ecosystems
  • Forested wetlands

The only developed areas in the park are the Elk Creek Access area and the Main Entrance parking lot.

Erie Bluffs State Park is designated as a day-use park, with the exception of fishing and boating. Swimming is prohibited at the park.

Seasons and Hours

The park is open every day of the year, sunrise to sunset. Day use areas close at dusk.

Contact the Presque Isle State Park office for facility seasons and hours.

This map shows the park in Pennsylvania. 


Erie Bluffs is north of PA 5 at Lake City, 12 miles west of Erie.

GPS DD: Lat. 42.0164 Long. -80.372

GPS Addresses:

  • Main Parking Lot, 11122 West Lake Road, Lake City, PA 16423
  • Elk Creek Access, 10990 West Lake Road, Lake City, PA 16423

This circular map shows the roads near the park. 

Learn, Experience, Connect

Erie Bluffs State Park offers a wide variety of environmental education and recreation programs. Participants gain appreciation, understanding, and a sense of stewardship toward natural and cultural resources through:

  • Hands-on educational activities
  • Guided walks
  • Evening programs

Programs are offered year-round. Contact the Presque Isle State Park office for more detailed information.

Access for People with Disabilities

This activity or structure is ADA accessible. If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit.

In an Emergency

Call 911 and contact a park employee.

Directions to the nearest hospital are posted on bulletin boards.

Nearest Hospitals

University Hospitals Conneaut Medical Center
(13 miles west of the park)
158 West Main Road
Conneaut, OH 44030

UPMC Hamot
(17.5 miles east of the park)
201 State Street
Erie, PA 16550

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