June 3, 2022

Featured photo of Gull Point Observation Platform

Gull Point Observation Platform

Presque Isle State Park
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Active since 2022
Pennsylvania, US
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Log Description

Thank you for visiting Presque Isle State Park and for participating in our Chronolog Citizen Science Project. You are standing on the
Gull Point Observation Platform looking South toward Lake Erie. As a recurving sand spit jutting out into Lake Erie, Presque Isle State Park is continually impacted by erosion and deposition. Gull Point is located at the distal end of the peninsula. Gull Point is a collection area for the material that is eroded from the lake shore of the peninsula. The material moves through the system and ends up depositing in this area, creating new beach habitats that are excellent habitat for resting, breeding, and nesting shorebirds. Your photographs taken at this location will help document the natural changes that occur in this area including water
level, sedimentation, storm events, and vegetation growth. This Chronolog site is sponsored by the Presque Isle Partnership.  

About Presque Isle State Park

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources manages Presque Isle State Park, a recurving sand-spit that is located along the Southern Shore of Lake Erie. The park is 3,200 acres with six distinct ecological zones from new beach to climax forest. The park is home to many rare, threatened, and endangered plant and animal species. The peninsula is also the most visited state park in the Commonwealth, hosting over 4 million visitors annually.  

Location

Coordinates: 42.16967, -80.06317