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.