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The Petroleum Center bridge over Oil Creek is now open to pedestrian and bicycle traffic.
It is still 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: From Rt 227 Petroleum Center Road Detour
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 Area Trails where the Summer Biathlon is held.

There is no September meeting.

The next meeting is to be determined.

Friends of Oil Creek State Park is looking for Board members and helpers.

If you are looking for a way to help the park and be involved in a great volunteer project, contact Libby Culbertson 814-271-9336.


Directions to West Side Locations

West side locations: From State Park Road
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 closed to cross valley traffic.
Cross valley trails at other locations are still open.

Chicks in the Sticks was held June 17, 2023.

Is was a perfect sunny day. 90 people participated in 18 different classes.

18 Instructors and 25 volunteers made the day possible.

Group photo

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Visit our 2023 Sponsors


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

October Program Schedule

September 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
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