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The next meeting is March 7, 2024 at 6 PM.

Second Presbyterian Church, 111 Reed Street, Oil City PA 16301.

See Meetings for details.

Looking for a way to help the park and be involved in a great volunteer project?
Contact Jen McAlevy 610-420-6413.

It is membership time. See Membership for details. Join or renew online.

Meetings are open to the public. We enjoy having members and prospective members attend.

The Petroleum Center bridge over Oil Creek is now open to pedestrian and bicycle traffic,
but closed to vehicles.
For East Side locations follow (Red) detour signs on Rt 8 and Rt 227 for Petroleum Center Road.

See PennDot's website at PennDot for details.

Directions to East Side Locations

East side locations include:
Park Office, Egbert Farm Day Use Area, Petroleum Center, Bike Trail Head, Gerard Hiking Trail (east) and Cow Run Shelter, Delayed Harvest Fishing, and Cross Country Ski Trails.

Bike Trail construction at Petroleum Center is scheduled for the summer or 2024. Expect disruptions and closers.

Directions to West Side Locations

West side locations include:
Blood Farm Day Use Area, Train Station Visitors Center, Wildcat Hollow Environmental Education Center, Wildcat Hollow Group Camping Area, and Gerard Hiking Trail (west) and Wolfkiel Shelters.

The Gerard Hiking Trail's white cross valley trail that uses the Petroleum Center bridge is open to pedestrians.

Chicks in the Sticks.

Chicks in the Sticks will be on hold for the 2024 season

Construction of the bike trail extension south of Petroleum Center will require the closure of the Petroleum Center Day Use Area for part of the summer.

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Visit our 2023 Sponsors

Info from 2023

The Puzzle Project


Let us know what you think.
We plan to collect Park photos on Facebook, convert them into puzzles and make them available on our website.

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About the Park

Oil Creek State Park
Educational Programs,
Ivy Kuberry, Environmental Education Specialist

February and March Program Schedule

@ Fans of Oil Creek State Park

@ Oil Creek State Park (DCNR)


Friends of Oil Creek State Park works to preserve, protect, and interpret Oil Creek State Park's natural environment, and cultural heritage while providing recreational, and educational opportunities for residents and visitors to the Oil Region.

The Friends of Oil Creek State Park through, membership, grants, and donations provide funding to the park for activities and projects that are not financially supported by DCNR.

Through PPFF we are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Our volunteers work to maintain trails, assist with environmental and cultural programs, and promote activities within the park. We provide financial support for the Over the Hill Gang which provides the maintenance for the Gerard Hiking Trail.

Friends of Oil Creek State Park
is a chapter of the


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