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Oil Creek State Park, Oil City

4.7
#85 of 92 in Nature in Pennsylvania
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Oil Creek State Park is one of five state parks established through the efforts of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. The 7,300 acre tract of land preserves 12 miles of the winding gorge, which stretches south into Venango County from the Crawford County line, created approximately 10,000 years ago by the draining of an ice-dammed glacial lake. The discovery of oil in the valley on August 27, 1859 marked the birth of the world's oil industry. Throughout the park, expect to see cultural and natural resources. As the second growth forest health improves, it gives a physical reminder of nature’s ability to reclaim the landscape. Habitat is provided for wildlife including a large population of white-tailed deer, turkey, bear, ruffed grouse, squirrels and various winter birds.

GPS Address for the park office is 1080 Petroleum Centre Road, Oil City.
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  • The Oil Creek Bike Trail is used as a multi-purpose trail including biking, walking and hiking. There are a few additional hiking trails off of the main trail. This is approximately a 10-mile long tra...  more »
  • The foliage was in full color, the river reflections great, and ther serenity wonderful. Walked along the river and just enjoyed the scenery.  more »
  • Brand new playground, amazing hiking trail, beautiful bike trail, super friendly staff, absolutely beautiful park!  more »
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  • Another stop along my Lake Erie road trip. Foggy weather and a little light rain actually made my visit here more fun, I think. I spent most of my time down near Petroleum Centre checking out the old derricks and the old town. Id didn't get a chance to visit the museum, so I'll have to make back out there some day.
  • Great place to bike and hike.  Drake Well Museum and old Oil Creek rail train. Camping in the Titusville - Oil City area. Oil history is on display in musium area. Old train available for a ride along Oil Creek.
  • We love Oil Creek State Park. We visit the Wolfkiel site every summer on the same our annual camping trip. It is our favorite family place
  • One of the best bike trials NW PA. Beautiful scenery. Smooth blacktop trail surface over seven miles long - one way. Very few other bikers. Sometimes I feel like I have the whole park to myself.
  • Beautiful park. A lot of hiking trails (also hiking shelters available). Only a paved trail for biking.

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