Oil Creek provides scenic float trips and is classed as a beginner’s creek under normal conditions. Water levels can change rapidly and canoeists/kayakers should call the park office (814-676-5915) for current water conditions. The park recommends a depth of 2.7 ft. as measured by the Rouseville Gauging Station
Get the water depth for Oil Creek at the Rouseville Gauging Station
Generally, the canoeing/kayaking season is from March to June. Summer thunder storms can increase water level quickly and provide summer fun also.
A YouTube video Kayaking Oil Creek
DCNR posts the following information:
Non-powered boats must display one of the following: boat registration; launching permit or mooring permit from Pennsylvania State Parks, available at most state park offices; launching permit from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission.
Complete information on boating rules and regulations in Pennsylvania is available from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Web site.