Erie Bluffs


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Park brochure for Erie Bluffs State Park in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.

Erie Bluffs State Park A Pennsylvania Recreational Guide The 587-acre Erie Bluffs State Park lies along the Lake Erie shoreline in western Erie County. Erie Bluffs State Park is designated as a day-use park. Swimming is not permitted at the park. Directions Erie Bluffs is north of PA 5 at Lake City, twelve miles west of Erie. The following addresses may be utilized with a GPS for directions to the park: Main parking lot: 11122 West Lake Road, Lake City, PA 16423 Elk Creek Access: 10990 West Lake Road, Lake City, PA 16423 Recreational Opportunities PICNICKING: Several picnic tables and a small pavilion are available on a first come-first served, non-reservable basis at the Elk Creek Access. A rustic restroom is located in the picnic area that is open year-round. More Information Erie Bluffs State Park c/o Presque Isle State Park Tom Ridge Environmental Center 301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 1 Erie, PA 16505-2042 814-833-7424 email: GPS DD: Lat: 42.0164 Long: -80.372 An Equal Opportunity Employer Information and Reservations Make online reservations at or call toll-free 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757), 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday to Saturday, for state park information and reservations. HIKING: 5.16 miles of trails All of the trails at the park are designated for hiking only. Horseback riding, mountain biking, and ATV use are not permitted. Black Oak Savanna Trail: 0.3 mile, easiest hiking Bluffs Edge Trail: 0.39 mile, easiest hiking Duck Run Trail: 0.69 mile, easiest hiking Fisherman’s Footpath: 0.13 mile, more difficult hiking Lookout Trail: 0.22 mile, easiest hiking Timber Trail: 0.97 mile, easiest hiking Transition Trail: 1.1 miles, easiest hiking West Overlook Trail: 0.57 mile, more difficult hiking Whitetail Crossing: 0.6 mile, easiest hiking Wildflower Way: 0.19 mile, more difficult hiking BOATING: A 24-hour boat launch suitable for small motorized watercraft, kayaks, and canoes is available at the Elk Creek Access. Motorboats must display a boat registration from any state. Non-powered boats must display one of the following: boat registration from any state; launch permit or mooring permit from Pennsylvania State Parks that are available at most state park offices; launch use permit from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. FISHING: Anglers can enjoy fishing for steelhead in Elk Creek and the mouth of Elk 11/2016 Creek as it enters Lake Erie. The Elk Creek Access is open 24 hours for use by anglers. Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission laws apply. HUNTING: Over 500 acres are open to hunting, trapping, and the training of dogs from the day after Labor Day through March 31. Common game species are deer, turkey, and small game. Hunting woodchucks, also known as groundhogs, is prohibited. Dog training is only permitted from the day following Labor Day through March 31 in designated hunting areas. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Pennsylvania Game Commission rules and regulations apply. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. Use extreme caution with firearms at all times. Other visitors use the park during hunting seasons. Firearms and archery equipment used for hunting may be uncased and ready for use only in authorized hunting areas during hunting seasons. In areas not open to hunting or during non-hunting seasons, firearms and archery equipment shall be kept in the owner’s car, trailer or leased campsite. Exceptions include: law enforcement officers and individuals with a valid Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms are authorized to carry a firearm concealed on their person while they are within a state park. Access for People with Disabilities This symbol indicates facilities and activities that are Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible for people with disabilities. This publication text is available in alternative formats. 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. For directions to the nearest hospital, look on bulletin boards. NEAREST HOSPITALS University Hospitals Conneaut Medical Center (13 miles from park) 158 W Main Rd Conneaut, OH 44030 440-593-1131 UPMC Hamot Trauma Center (17.5 miles from park) 201 State Street Erie, PA 16550 814-877-6000 ERIE BLUFFS STATE PARK 0 Blue Symbols Mean ADA Accessible Parking Paved Tr 600 620 640 n 0 68 itio 0 60 0 700 0 n 70 0 72 0 Cr o 700 Tr ail 7 Rev. 11/18/16 To PA 215, 1.7 Mi. US 20, 5.3 Mi. US 6N, 5.7 Mi. I-90, 6.3 Mi. 400 FEET st We eat (Gr 0 100 L 400 0 400 E AK 0 60 0 64 6 200 300 800 400 METERS 1200 IE E R 580 600 0 00 62 58 6 1600 FEET Fi s ge E d72 0 f 100 Townline Road 700 200 d Roa l) i e Tra Lak away Se es k a L 660 5 0 t 00 0 68 200 fs Lo o ok ut 72 0 0 68 60 6 40 6 720 620 600 h 0 n 100 METERS 70 Ru it 50 er m Pa an’ t h s Fo o n Wh 620 64 66 0 0 0 Cr ee k Elk Tr . 50 Tr a Wa i l y Ru il eta Wildflower ok To Lake City, 2.1 Mi. Avonia, 5.5 Mi. Erie, 17.1 Mi. ENLARGEMENT 700 68 0 k 700 il e N uc ss ng i Ov ck Du D rlo r ELK CREEK ACCESS Tr a st 660 be 5 MAIN ENTRANCE 720 We m Ti Bla na 68 0 0 620 64 580 60 il Tra Sa ak ail O ck Tr n va l 660 700 70 0 i Tra 66 660 680 ns 6 6 19 CRAWFORD 0 0 600 62 Parking Trailhead Edinboro 58 l ai Tran s 6N 18 Springboro Parking Unpaved Waterford 79 0 68 a Tr Albion ERIE Ro ad 600 6400 66 66 18 eek ek Cre 215 E Cr 580 99 98 K LA 680 E lk Conneaut OHIO Parking ADA Accessible 20 5 ER Non-motorized Boat Launch 19 Girard IE itio 5 90 Vista 90 ERIE Lake Avonia Fairview BLUFFS City North Springfield 20 CONTOURS ARE ON 20 FT. INTERVALS 640 620 0 Erie 660 KE LA Picnic Pavilion 0 Elk ER 5 64 State Park Hunting Picnic Area Presque Isle IE 620 Hiking Trail Rustic Restrooms N See Enlargement Gate Bl u ERIE COUNTY 60 720

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