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Cross Country Ski and Hiking Trail Workdays - May 12th.

Bring gloves and your favorite tools. Meet at the Ski Hut at 1 PM

Spring and Summer Projects

  • Garden weeding and cleanup - Every other Thursday beginning May 2nd. Time: 3 - 4 PM
  • Blue Bird Project helpers needed.
  • ADA accessibility project committee needs members. Contact Peter Fitzpatrick 404 317 6388

The park will be getting a new Environmental Educator soon.

If you have questions contact 814-676-1810 for details

The next meeting is June 6th 6 PM.

Egbert Pavilion at Petroleum Center.

See Meetings for details.

Get involved in a great volunteer project?
Contact Jen McAlevy 610-420-6413.

It is membership time. See Membership for details. Join or renew online.

Meetings are open to the public. We enjoy having members and prospective members attend.

The Petroleum Center bridge is closed to vehicles but open to pedestrian and bicycle traffic,

See PennDot website for details.

For East Side locations follow (Red) detour signs on Rt 8 and Rt 227 for Petroleum Center Road.

Directions to East Side Locations

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 Trails.

Bike Trail construction at Petroleum Center is scheduled for late summer or 2024.
Expect disruptions and closers.

Directions to West Side Locations

Blood Farm Day Use Area, Train Station Visitors Center, Wildcat Hollow Environmental Education Center, Wildcat Hollow Group Camping Area, and Gerard Hiking Trail (west) and Wolfkiel Shelters.

Chicks in the Sticks.

Chicks in the Sticks is cancelled for the 2024 season due to bike trail construction south of Petroleum Center.

The Puzzle Project


Let us know what you think.
We plan to collect Park photos on Facebook, convert them into puzzles and make them available on our website.

Send your comments to

About the Park

Oil Creek State Park
Educational Programs,
The park will be getting a new Environmental Education Specialist soon.
Questions: call 814-676-1810

@ Fans of Oil Creek State Park

@ Oil Creek State Park (DCNR)


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.

Friends of Oil Creek State Park
is a chapter of the


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