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Oil Creek State Park

The Oil Creek Valley is the site of the world’s first commercial oil well. Oil Creek State Park tells the story of the early petroleum industry by interpreting oil boomtowns, oil wells and early transportation. Scenic Oil Creek carves a valley of deep hollows, steep hillsides and wetlands.

305 State Park Road, Oil City, PA 16301-9733








David Hallman



Upcoming Events

Wildflowers of Summer Walk

August 24, 10-11:30 AM meet at the park office. Join the park naturalist on an easy wildflower discovery walk where we will learn the wildflowers of Oil...

8/24 10am
Almost Full Moon Hike

August 25, 8:30-10 PM - Join the park naturalist as we take a night hike on the Gerard Trail to the Petroleum Center Cemetery. Meet at the Train Station....

8/25 8:30pm
Family Nature Walk

August 31, 6- 7:30 PM @ the Jersey Parking Lot near Drake Well. Join us for a ¾ mile walk on the Gerard Trail to discover many hidden secrets that...

8/31 6pm
Outdoor Survival Hacks

Learn tips, tricks & secrets on how to survive in the outdoors. Topics will include: Emergency medicine, shelters, drinking water, fire building hacks,...

9/1 10am
Family Nature Scavenger Hunt

Meet the Oil Creek State Park Naturalisat at the Oil Creek State Park Cross Country Ski Area at 1:30 PM for a fun afternoon in the park discovering natures...

9/2 1:30pm

Recent Events

Fire in the Sky


Kids Love Animals


Recent Activity

Amy Douthett

Amy Douthett left a positive review 9/7/2017

I loved that we could see actual bats in the bat houses. I learned a great deal about the Big and Litter Brown bats. I'm actual thinking of putting a bat house on my own property.

Amy Douthett

Amy Douthett left a positive review 8/7/2017

It was a great hike.

Amy Douthett

Amy Douthett left a positive review 8/12/2017

Love the event. It was the first time I ever saw the Perseid meteor shower and I plan to do it again next year.

Amy Douthett

Amy Douthett left a positive review 7/15/2017

It was a perfect day to hike in the woods, plus I got to learn things along the way

Amy Douthett

Amy Douthett left a positive review 7/16/2017

I like the class. And I love casting the prints of a small animal we found in the mud

Cyndi Bailey

Cyndi Bailey left a positive review 5/18/2017

As usual, Chris did a good talk. I would have liked it as an adult only for a little more time to really get into the plants, but he is always good at telling stories about things to the kids.