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Organized Group Tenting

Organized groups can rent a rustic camping area in Wildcat Hollow or behind the warming hut at the Cross Country Ski Area.

Each area has:

Each camp can accommodate up to 25 people.

Call the park office for accommodations for larger groups.

Advance reservations are required.

To reserve a group tent campsite, call 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757), Monday to Saturday, 7:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. except on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day holidays.

If you have questions call the park office at 814-676-5915.

Adirondack Shelter Camping

Ray Gerard

Adirondack-type shelters are open year-round for overnight backpackers. Trail shelter areas are located at Wolfkiel Run on the west side of the valley and Cow Run on the east. Each area has six shelters (each shelter accommodates 3 to 4 people). Each sheltr has a tent platform and fireplace. Restrooms are near by and firewood is usually available (kindling is not provided). Water is supplied on a seasonal basis - please check when you register. Fires are allowed only in the central fire ring and shelter fireplaces.


Camp stoves are allowed.

Firewood and water are usually available, but are not guaranteed.

Reservations must be made to use the shelters. You may call Oil Creek State Park Office at (814) 676-5915 or call 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757). Information that will be requested is name, address, telephone number, description of vehicles, license numbers, number in party, parking area, direction of travel and date requested. You may stay at the shelter areas one night. Shelters were designed to allow longer hiking trips, not for extended camping experiences.
Pets are allowed to stay in the shelter and tent areas. Dogs must be on a leash at all times and under the control of the hiker.

Some winter views of camping at the Adirondack shelters a YouTube video

Another YouTube video of the Adirondack shelter in winter