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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.


WINTERFEST

Friends of Oil Creek State Park and Titusville Leisure Services join hands in WINTERFEST at Oil Creek State Park. This is a great opportunity to rent XC Ski Equipment, get lessons, and enjoy the trails. Winterfest will be held on Saturday, January 17th with January 24 as a snow date. There will be three sessions of rentals and ski lessons. 10;30-11;30, 12;30-1:30, and 2:30-3:30 Longer rental times will depend on availability of equipment. To register send in the WINTERFEST registration form or call Titusville Leisure Services at 814-827-3741. Deadline for registration is January 13, 2015. The cost for Winterfest is $20 for Adults, $15 for 18 and under or $10 if you have your own equipment. The fee covers, rentals, lesson, and trail pass. The Friends of Oil Creek will provide food and drink and SusieQs home made ice cream will be available.

Annual Meeting - Election of Officers
Nov 6, 2014

Officers are
Peg Sims - President
Adam Peterson - Vicepresident
Joe Smith - Treasurer
Libby Culbertson - Secretary

New board members are: Rebecca Beach and Dan Weaver

For more information about the Board click Here


Workshops for Women

Chicks in the Sticks Photos

Group Photo

Instructor Group Photo

Chick-in-the-Sticks Slideshow - Part 1 ( 51 slides )

Chick-in-the-Sticks Slideshow - Part 2 ( 51 slides )

Photos by Judy and Charlie Stevenson

Thanks to:


Ed's Smokin BBQ for lunch


Tambera Sabatini for bringing her SusieQs home made ice cream

The event was a great success. Our next event is tentatively set for June 13, 2015.

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Cross-country skiing

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2014 Race -- Results


2014 Race -- Photo Album

Next years event is August 8, 2015 (tentative)



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Local Lodging



Need a volunteer project

On most Tuesdays in the spring and fall.

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On most Wednesdays

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Community service hours available for students!


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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We welcome new members and volunteers. There are many ways you can help.

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