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Bridge Closed - Park is Open

The Petroleum Center bridge over Oil Creek is closed to both vehicle and pedestrian traffic.
Detours have been posted but may be confusing to visitors from outside the local area.

Directions to East Side Locations


Chicks in the Sticks June 17th.

There are only 11 spaces left so register soon to get you choice of classes.

Summer Biathlon August 12th.

Registrations are filling up. Register now to be part of the last Summer Biathlon.

East side: 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.

Directions to West Side Locations

West side: 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 - June 17, 2023


We need helpers: June 15, 16, and 17

If you would like to help, email John at

Over 150 people participated in 2022.
Group photo from last years event.

group photo

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The next meeting is May 4, 2023 at 6 p.m.

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

See Meetings for details.

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

Ski Trail Workdays

April 30, May 14 and May 21.
Meet at the Ski Hut at 1 PM.

Bring your favorite trail clean-up tools. Some additional tools will be provided.

Hope to see you then.

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.

Send your comments to

Summer Biathlon - August 12, 2023

This is the final Summer Biathlon
Let's make it great.

Registration Form

Many helpers are needed for this event.

Email Peg Sims if you can help.

The 18th and final Oil Creek Summer Biathlon will be held on August 12, 2023. Since this is our last biathlon, we hope to go out with a "bang" and make this one special. We are also joining together with the PA Biathlon Club in sponsoring a special series including 3 PA events: Altoona 6/17/23, Nescopeck 7/15/23, and Oil Creek to declare PA State Champions . Awards will be given in each age group and we will have a top shooter award. To be eligible a competitor must compete in 2 of the 3 events. Entries and more info can be found on . Remember there is a limit of 100 on Oil Creek entries so send yours in soon. We hope all our faithful biathlon friends will join us for our last one!

2022 Results

About the Park

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

June Program Schedule

May 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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