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Canoeing and Kayaking

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.

kayak on oil creek

Kayaking at Egbert Farm area

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Canoeing below Petroleum Centre bridge.

canoeing on Oil Creek

Canoeing on Oil Creek