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Oil Creek State Park, Oil City
(4.7/5 based on 20+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • The foliage was in full color, the river reflections great, and ther serenity wonderful. Walked along the river and just enjoyed the scenery. 
  • Brand new playground, amazing hiking trail, beautiful bike trail, super friendly staff, absolutely beautiful park! 
  • Traveled to the park for an overnight stay. Bicycled the 9 mile paved path from the park office to the museum. The rangers were friendly and helpful. The museum was enjoyable but a little pricey at $1...  more »
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  • The bike trail is real nice. Flat stretches and some hills. Follows the river and is quite shaded in spots. Be prepared for bugs. History along the way as well.
  • I loved exploring this park! I can't wait to take my bike or kayak back to explore some more!
  • Great Trails. Cow Run shelters were nice. Firewood was available.
  • Great play area and hiking trails
  • Great family bike riding