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
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.
A 24-hour boat launch suitable for small motorized watercraft, kayaks, and canoes is available at the Elk Creek Access, allowing boaters and fishermen to access Lake Erie. Fluctuations in lake and stream elevation may impact launching.
Motorboats must display a current boat registration. Non-powered boats must display one of the following
Launch permit or mooring permit from Pennsylvania state parks -- available at most state park offices
Launch permit from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission
Anglers can enjoy fishing for steelhead in Elk Creek and the mouth of Elk Creek as it enters Lake Erie. The Elk Creek Access is open 24 hours for use by anglers.
Elk Creek is a world-class shallow stream steelhead fishery with steelhead runs from late fall to early spring. Steelhead -- a type of rainbow trout -- reach 30 inches or longer and inhabit the cool waters of Lake Erie and seek rivers for spawning.
Erie Bluffs State Park is located near Conneaut, Edinboro and Erie
Several picnic tables and a small pavilion are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Elk Creek Access. A rustic restroom is open year round.
5.16 miles of trails
A variety of trails allow visitors to explore much of the park with ease. Former farming roads circle vast open fields and savannas. Wooded paths lead to vistas with scenic views of Lake Erie from atop the 90-foot bluff wall.
Visitors are encouraged to stay on existing trails when possible, and travel on durable surfaces to prevent vegetation damage and erosion.
Poor Richard's Bait & Tackle
6821 W Lake Rd
4996 Crayton Rd
West Springfield, PA
Bac Bait & Tackle
7490 W Lake Rd
Lake Erie Lodge 347
172 Main St E
Erie Bluffs is north of PA 5 at Lake City, 12 miles west of Erie.