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Bridge Closed - Park is Open

The bridge over Oil Creek at Petroleum Center is closed to both vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

Detours have been posted but may be confusing to visitors from outside the local area.


  • East side: Park office, Egbert Farm Day Use Area, Petroleum Center, Bike trail head, Gerard Hiking Trail (east) and Cow Run Shelter, Delayed Harvest fishing, and Cross Country Ski Area trails can all be accessed from Rt 227 at Plummer.

  • West side: Blood Farm Day Use Area, the Train Station Visitors Center, and Gerard Hiking Trail (west) can be accessed from State Park road.

The Gerard Hiking Trail's white cross valley trail that uses the Petroleum Center bridge is closed to cross valley traffic.
Cross trails at other locations are still open.

The next meeting is March 2, 2023 at 6 p.m.

Second Presbyterian Church, 111 Reed Street, Oil City PA 16301.

See Meetings for details.

There is no meeting in February.

Chicks in the Sticks - June 17, 2023


Over 150 people participated in Chicks in the Sticks 2022. It was windy and cool but reports indicated that everyone had a good time.
Next years event will be June 17, 2023.

group photo

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Summer Biathlon - August 2023


2022 Results


Friends of Oil Creek State Park works to preserve, protect, and interpret Oil Creek State Park's natural environment, and cultural heritage while providing recreational, and educational opportunities for residents and visitors to the Oil Region.

The Friends of Oil Creek State Park through, membership, grants, and donations provide funding to the park for activities and projects that are not financially supported by DCNR.

Through PPFF we are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Our volunteers work to maintain trails, assist with environmental and cultural programs, and promote activities within the park. We provide financial support for the Over the Hill Gang which provides the maintenance for the Gerard Hiking Trail.

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