HARRISBURG, Pa.– The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is accepting bids for the management and operation of its North East Marina and Access Area, located at 11950 East Lake Road, North East Township, on the shores of Lake Erie. The facility is approximately 20 miles east of the city of Erie.
The 13-acre property contains a building that offers office space, a restaurant, retail shop, public restrooms with showers, and two service bays. Parking for approximately 500 vehicles and trailers is provided on the property. A fenced area provides secure dry summer storage for boats and trailers. A boat storage building contains racks for winter storage of up to 120 boats and an additional 30 boats can be stored on the floor on trailers or boat stands.
Boat launching is available on four concrete boat ramps, all of which are designated for free public use. A concrete seawall surrounds the marina basin and contains four floating docks with 220 wet slips. A permanent fuel dock and sewage pump out facility are located in the basin.
The PFBC first contracted with a concessionaire for the operation of the marina and related services from 1999 to 2016. The second concession agreement began in 2017 and terminates December 31, 2021. The PFBC is seeking to have a new concession agreement in place by January 1, 2022.
Bids must be submitted to the PFBC and postmarked by no later than September 7, 2021. All bidders are required to attend a pre-bid site visit, scheduled for August 30 at 2:00 p.m.
Additional information and bid packages may be obtained from the PFBC’s website.