On June 4, 2004, Governor Edward G. Rendell named the largest tract of undeveloped land remaining on the Commonwealth's Lake Erie shoreline as Erie Bluffs State Park, Pennsylvania's 117 th state park. It is the last remaining undeveloped area along the shore of Lake Erie left in Pennsylvania. It consists of old growth hardwood forest, which have largely been left alone. The Park consists of 540 acres of forest with 90 foot bluffs overlooking Lake Erie
In addition to one mile of shoreline with scenic views from the bluffs, Erie Bluffs also contains old-growth forest; rare, endangered and threatened flora; an uncommon oak savannah and a barren ecosystem; exceptional value wetlands; and significant archaeological sites.
Original plans for the park called for a lodge and parking area, but conservation and enviromental groups protested that plan as being an overwhelming invasion of the park's space and ecology. The Governor announced late in 2006 that no further developement of the site would be permitted. It will remain a wild area for people to enjoy as is.