Snakes of Chapman event this Friday

By | August 27, 2014 1:18 pm | 0 Comments

Meet Chapman State Park’s Environmental Educator as you hike along the trails of the park in search of snakes. You will meet at the park amphitheater and venture into areas of the park where snakes have been seen. This event is free and open to the public. For more information please call (814)-723-0250


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Lagoons by Pontoon will continue through Labor Day

By | August 27, 2014 10:09 am | 0 Comments

Lagoons by Pontoon will continue daily from 11-3pm through Monday, September 1st. Discover and explore the interior lagoons of Presque Isle State Park with this interpretive tour. Sign ups begin each day at 10am. Pontoon rides last one hour and are on a first-come,first-serve basis. Also, this evening and Friday evening, will be the last…


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Early Migratory Bird Season begins Monday with Dove and Canada Geese Opener

By | August 26, 2014 6:37 am | 0 Comments

Monday, September 1st marks the opening day of dove hunting. The total length of the dove hunting season has increased from 70 to 90 days. In response to a hunter survey, the popular early autumn segment will last 2 and a half full months.The first segment will run from September 1st through November 15th. Hunting…


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NWPA’s Tailwater Musky

By | August 25, 2014 6:43 am | 0 Comments

As water temperatures cool and we move from summer into the fall patterns, expect large fish like muskellunge to be more active. Food becomes less plentiful this time of year and these fish are looking for a big meal. The Allegheny River and French Creek drainages have several tailwaters below the outflows of dams. The…


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KOA Erie offers kamping until Oct 14th

By | August 23, 2014 3:25 pm | 0 Comments

KOA Erie is located near Mckean, PA about 14 miles south of Erie and offers everything from RV sites to tent camping. This campground also has deluxe air conditioned cabins available with kitchenettes and restrooms. There are many activities to enjoy while staying at KOA Erie. There are horseshoe pits, a volleyball court, a heated…


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Anglers can still enter for the North Coast Bass Association tournament tomorrow

By | August 23, 2014 9:41 am | 0 Comments

The N.C.B.A. will conduct a bass fishing tournament tomorrow on Lake Erie/Presque Isle Bay. The cost to register a two angler team is $130. Participants must also be members of N.C.B.A. The membership fee of $30 must also be paid prior to the event. Cash is the only form of payment that will be accepted….


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Steelhead are showing up near the mouths of Lake Erie tributaries

By | August 23, 2014 8:41 am | 0 Comments

For those of us that anticipate the annual steelhead run with growing excitement, there are fish beginning to show up near the mouths of creeks. The best times to fish for these early arrivals is morning and later in the evening. Casting spoons, streamers, and fishing with live emerald shiners can entice these fish as…


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French Creek wade fishing

By | August 22, 2014 7:47 am | 0 Comments

   The waters of French Creek were at wadeable levels yesterday on the upper reaches. I waded the stream a few hours before dusk near the Wattsburg area. This part of the creek is perfect for catching smallmouth bass. Several feisty fish were caught on spinners including one fighter that was pushing 20 inches. Most…


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AARP features Presque Isle State Park in article on 10 best fishing and boating places in U.S.

By | August 21, 2014 12:53 pm | 0 Comments

AARP’s article on the Recreational Fishing and Boating Foundation’s top 100 fishing and boating spots in U.S. lists Presque Isle State Park in the top 10 at number 6! This list includes destination that are located less than an hour from an urban area. These locations must also provide certain amenities like bait, boat ramps,…


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Creek Stomp Saturday at Elk Creek

By | August 20, 2014 6:18 am | 0 Comments

Join environmental educators for this outing to Elk Creek at Erie Bluffs State Park. This event will focus on discovering the inhabitants beneath the waters. Macroinvertabrates as well as many species of fish inhabit the waters of the largest Lake Erie tributary stream located in Pennsylvania. Discover collection techniques and identification methods as you wade…


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