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Summer Biathlon

Bike Trails

Bike Trails

Cross Country Skiing

Cross Country Skiing

Water Falls

Water Falls

Oil Creek

Oil Creek

Oil Field Artifacts

Oil Field Artifacts

Lady Slipper

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Friends of Oil Creek State Park

Friends of OCSP is a chapter of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF). PPFF is a private, non-profit organization that works to develop resources which compliment the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) in the areas of State Parks and Forests through the actions of people and assets.

Ski Swap (Free and open to the public)
Dec 6 starts at 11:30 @ park amphitheater

Let Peg know what you are bringing:
or Peg Sims (814)354-2802

Ski Clinic - December 6 @ Noon - Cost $20

At the park amphitheater

Download the Registration Form

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Clinic Flyer Print and post and send one to a friend

Clinic includes:
How to buy skis
Lectures and Question & Answer Session
Option for Skiking (roller skiing)
Ski wax instruction
Opportunity to get your skis waxed(cost $10 per pair)

2015 Biathlon Results - August 8, 2015

Overall Results --- Results by Age Group --- Results by Gender

Sponsor's Links --- Photo Album

The primary purpose of Oil Creek State Park is to tell the story of the changing landscape. Just south of Titusville, along Oil Creek, Colonel Edwin Drake struck oil at a depth of 69.5 feet in August 1859. Drake's Well marks the birth of the world's commercial oil industry. The early petroleum industry's oil boom towns and important oil well sites are long gone. They have been replaced by clean trout streams and forested hillsides seen today throughout the park. Few oil wells are still active in the park, but newer gas wells are common. The events of the exciting 1860's, the time of the original oil boom, receive special emphasis in park's trails and by park personnel. The early history of the oil region is presented well by Drake Well Museum just north of the park.

Today, Oil Creek State Park features the 36 mile volunteer maintained Gerard Hiking Trail along with 4 other interpretive hiking trails, a 9.7 mile paved biking trails along Oil Creek and other day use activities. The park also offers picnic areas at Blood Farm and Egbert Farm (Petroleum Centre), with fresh drinking water, restrooms and playfields. Fishing is enjoyed in Oil Creek, Boughton Run, Toy Run and Jones Run. Hunting is permitted on approximately 6,250 acres of land. Canoeing and kayaking along Oil Creek, which is classed as beginner's waters, is best from March to June.

Several shelters may be reserved for a fee. Call Oil Creek State Park at 814-676-5915 or DCNR reservations at 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757)

Two Organized Group Tenting area are available:
  • Wild Cat Hollow
  • Ski Hut Area

Try Cross-country skiing during the winter months.

View the interactive map of the park and views of Oil Creek on YouTube.

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November 2015

Nov 8 and 22
Ski trail workday
1 pm at ski hut

December 2015

Dec 6: Ski Swap - Free and open to public

@ park amphitheater
Noon to 4PM

Dec 6: XC Ski Clinic

@ park amphitheater
Noon to 4PM

See full program content Ski Clinic

January 2016

Date TBD

New playground equipment has arrived and will be installed in the spring after the dead ash trees are removed.

June 2016

June 18

August 2016

Date TBD

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