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Address: 305 State Park Road Oil City, PA 16301-9733
Park Manager: David Hallman
Contact Info: 814-676-5915
oilcreeksp@pa.gov
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Park Alerts ( 2 Alerts )

  • Please wear orange during hunting season within Oil Creek State Park. For seasons, please check the PAGC website.
  • Contrary to the information on Google, Pennsylvania state parks are open every day of the year. Day use areas close at dusk. Park offices are open specific hours. Pools, beaches, and campgrounds are open specific seasons.

Park Description

The Oil Creek Valley is the site of the world’s first commercial oil well. Oil Creek State Park tells the story of the early petroleum industry by interpreting oil boomtowns, oil wells and early transportation. Scenic Oil Creek carves a valley of deep hollows, steep hillsides and wetlands.

Things To Do ( 11 Available)

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    Camping

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    Education Programs

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    Sight Seeing

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    Historical Places

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    Scenic View

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    Fishing

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    Cross Country Skiing

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    Picnicking

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    Hunting

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    Hiking

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    Trails

    • Ght - Miller Farm Falls Connector
      More Difficult 0.66 miles
      This trail segment was developed to create a trail segment to feature Miller Farm Falls. It also has a Trail of Geology post along the way.
    • Pioneer Connector Trail
      More Difficult 0.29 miles
      Gerard Hiking Trail - Park Office Access, blazed in white is located in the Egbert Day Use Area and serves as a connector trial from the park office to the main hiking trail blazed in yellow.
    • Drake Trail (Connector) - Cross Country Skiing
      More Difficult 0.31 miles
      Drake Trail is blazed in white, serving as a connecting trail to the Red Loop (most difficult) and the Blue Loop (more diffictult). \r\n\r\n.35 miles.
    • Plumer Trail (Connector) - Cross Country Skiing
      More Difficult 0.31 miles
      Plumer Trial is blazed in white, serving as a connecting trial to the red loop (most difficult)and blue loop (more difficult). \r\n\r\n.3 Miles in length.
    • Miller Farm Road Connector Trail
      More Difficult 0.53 miles
      Miller Farm Connector Trail crosses the Rail Road Tracks and follows Miller Farm Road. On the eastern side the trail passes Miller Farm Cemetary. On the western side the trail passes Wolfkiel Pavilion and Comfort Station.
    • Green Loop
      Easiest 0.40 miles
      Green Loop is the easisest cross-country ski loop within the trail network. This trail is .5 miles in lenght and is suitable for novice skiers.
    • Ght - Petroleum Center Connector Trail
      Easiest 0.40 miles
      Gerard Hiking Trail - Petroleum Center Connector Trail, blazed in white is located in the Egbert Day Use Area, along SR 1004 and T-617 and serves as a connector trial to the east and west side to the main hiking trail blazed in yellow.
    • Bissell Trail 2 (Connector) -Cross Country Skiing
      More Difficult 0.26 miles
      Bissell Trail 2, blazed in white, serves as a connector trail to the Blue Loop (more difficult).
    • Power Trail
      More Difficult 1.02 miles
      Power Trail, blazed in white, serves as a connector trail to Bissell, Oil and Drake trails.
    • Oil Trial (Connector) - Cross Country Skiing
      More Difficult 0.33 miles
      Oil Trail, blazed in white, serves as a connection trail to the Red Loop (most difficult) and Blue Loop (more difficult).
    • Oil Creek State Park Multi-Use Trail
      Easiest 9.53 miles
      Non-Motorized Multi-Use Trail with a paved serface, along an abandoned rail line. Acceptalbe use of the trail is by bicycle, hiking, walking, roller blading, cross country skiing and snow shoeing. (.9 Miles of Multi-Use Trail is designated at share the use road. Russell Corners Road.)
    • Blue Loop
      More Difficult 1.92 miles
      The Blue Loop is 3 miles in length and is rated as \
    • Ght - Pioneer Bridge Connector Trail
      More Difficult 1.44 miles
      Pioneer Trail (White) follows Hemlock Run (East), crosses the Multi-Use Pioneer Bridge, over Oil Creek, and connects to the western side of the Gerard Hiking Trail, following Great Western Run.
    • Bissell Trail 1 (Connector) - Cross Country Skiing
      More Difficult 0.40 miles
      Bissell Trail, blazed in white, serves as a connector trail to Power Trail (more diffcult)and the Blue Loop (more difficult).
    • Delzell Trail
      Easiest 0.43 miles
      Interpretive Trail with 13 stops and 2/3 miles in length.
    • Red Loop/ Gerard
      Most Difficult 2.48 miles
      The Red Loop is 6 miles in length and is rated as \
    • Blood Farm Interpretive Loop Trail
      Easiest 0.33 miles
      Intepretive Trail.
    • Ght - Wolfkiel Adirondack Connector Trail
      Easiest 0.55 miles
      This trail connects the Wolfkiel Adirondack Shelter site and the parking lot along Miller Farm Raod.
    • Ght - Boughton Connector Trail
      Most Difficult 1.42 miles
      This trail connects the Easter ridge and Western ridge of the Gerard Hiking Trail. This segment features the Boughton Suspension Bridge, spanning Oil Creek, Boughton Acid Works and the reminants of a Pond Freshet Dam.
    • Blood Farm Interpretive/ Gerard Trail
      Easiest 0.28 miles
    • Red Loop
      Most Difficult 2.81 miles
      The Red Loop is 6 miles in length and is rated as \
    • Blue/ Red Loop
      Most Difficult 0.26 miles
      The Red Loop is 6 miles in length and is rated as \
    • Green/ Red Loop
      Most Difficult 0.21 miles
      The Red Loop is 6 miles in length and is rated as \
    • Red Loop
      Most Difficult 0.45 miles
      The Red Loop is 6 miles in length and is rated as \
    • Gerard Hiking Trail
      More Difficult 30.84 miles
      32 Mile Hiking Trail with two shelter sites. Cow Run (East) and Wolfkiel (West).
    • Red Loop
      Most Difficult 0.07 miles
      The Red Loop is 6 miles in length and is rated as \
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