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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

Wildflower Walk

Join the park naturalist for a walk on the paved bike trail as we learn to identify spring wildflowers. Register by calling 814.676.1810 or emailing...

5/25 1pm
Leap into Herpetology

Join guest speaker, April Claus, and the park naturalist as we discover the reptiles and amphibians that call our park home! Meet some of these critters...

5/30 1pm
Petroleum Centre Tour

Take a trip back in time at Petroleum Centre to see what life was really like in this 1860's oil boom town. The park naturalist will take you on a guided...

6/1 1pm
Gerard Trail Series Hike #1

Have you always wanted to hike the Gerard Trail, but thought 36 miles was just too much? Join us for the kick-off of our Gerard Trail Series of hikes on...

6/4 10am
Crayfish in the Creek

Join the park naturalist for a fun exploration in Oil Creek. We'll learn all about crayfish before heading out to scoop them up, identify them, and release...

6/9 1pm

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