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 for current water conditions.
Get the water depth at the Oil Creek 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 post 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.
Kayaking at Egbert Farm area
Canoeing below Petroleum Centre bridge.
Canoeing at Oil Creek Outdoors Day
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