Oil Creek

State Park - Pennsylvania

Oil Creek State Park in Pennsylvania is adjacent to Drake Well Museum, the site of the first successful commercial oil well in the United States, that was drilled under the direction of Colonel Edwin Drake. Oil Creek State Park follows Oil Creek, between Titusville and Oil City, and is on Pennsylvania Route 8. The park also contains the sites of the first oil boomtown and much of Pennsylvania's original oil industry. The park contains a museum, tableaux, and trails to help visitors understand the history of the oil industry there, and an excursion train.

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Recreation Map of Oil Creek State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.Oil Creek - Recreation Map

Recreation Map of Oil Creek State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.

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Park brochure for Oil Creek State Park in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.Oil Creek - Brochure

Park brochure for Oil Creek State Park in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.

Oil Creek SP https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/OilCreekStatePark/Pages/default.aspx https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil_Creek_State_Park Oil Creek State Park in Pennsylvania is adjacent to Drake Well Museum, the site of the first successful commercial oil well in the United States, that was drilled under the direction of Colonel Edwin Drake. Oil Creek State Park follows Oil Creek, between Titusville and Oil City, and is on Pennsylvania Route 8. The park also contains the sites of the first oil boomtown and much of Pennsylvania's original oil industry. The park contains a museum, tableaux, and trails to help visitors understand the history of the oil industry there, and an excursion train.
Oil Creek Oil Creek State Park A Pennsylvania Recreational Guide for Pennsylvania State Parks Mission The primary purpose of Pennsylvania state parks is to provide opportunities for enjoying healthful outdoor recreation and serve as outdoor classrooms for environmental education. In meeting these purposes, the conservation of the natural, scenic, aesthetic, and historical values of parks should be given first consideration. Stewardship responsibilities should be carried out in a way that protects the natural outdoor experience for the enjoyment of current and future generations. visitPAparks Printed on recycled paper HISTORY OIL CREEK STATE PARK 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. Reservations Make online reservations at www.visitPAparks.com or call toll-free 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757), 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday to Saturday, for state park information and reservations. Directions Between Drake Well Museum and Titusville to the north, and Oil City four miles to the south, the main entrance to the park is off PA 8, one mile north of the Borough of Rouseville. RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES BICYCLING: A 9.7-mile paved bicycle trail through scenic Oil Creek Valley is a major park attraction. Trailheads are at Petroleum Centre in the south and Drake Well Museum and Park in the north. Trail users may rent bicycles at the park office. Picnic tables, benches, rain shelters, and restrooms are at key points along the trail. Historical markers detail special events of the 1860s oil boom era. The trail is open to two-way bicycle traffic. Stay to the right while riding. When passing another cyclist, first ensure that there are no oncoming riders, then call out to the cyclist that you are passing. Bicycles should be parked off of the trail to avoid obstructing traffic. Bicycles are only permitted on paved trail, and roadways. Bicycles are prohibited on hiking trails. Caution: Park maintenance and emergency vehicles may be on the trail. HUNTING AND FIREARMS: About 6,800 acres are open to hunting, trapping, and the training of dogs during established seasons. Common game species are rabbit, deer, squirrel, turkey, black bear, and ruffed grouse. Hunting woodchucks, also known as groundhogs, is prohibited. Dog training is only permitted from the day following Labor Day through March 31 in designated hunting areas. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Pennsylvania Game Commission rules and regulations apply. Contact the park office for ADA accessible hunting information. Use extreme caution with firearms at all times. Other visitors use the park during hunting seasons. Firearms and archery equipment used for hunting may be uncased and ready for use only in authorized hunting areas during hunting seasons. In areas not open to hunting or during non-hunting seasons, firearms and archery equipment shall be kept in the owner’s vehicle or enclosed trailer. Exceptions include: law enforcement officers and individuals with a valid Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms are authorized to carry a firearm concealed on their person while they are within a state park.   FISHING: Oil Creek is known for its bass and trout. Boughton Run, Toy Run, and Jones Run provide brook trout fishing. Two delayed harvest, artificial lures only areas cover 2.5 miles of Oil Creek. Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission regulations and laws apply. CANOEING AND KAYAKING: Oil Creek offers a scenic float and is classed as a beginner’s creek under normal conditions. Water levels can change rapidly and boaters should call the park office for current water conditions. Generally, the boating season is from March to early June. Non-powered boats launched in the park must display one of the following: boat registration; launch permit or mooring permit from Pennsylvania State Parks, available at most state park offices; launch use permit from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING: A crosscountry ski trail complex located between Petroleum Centre and Plumer can be accessed on SR 1004. A network of 11.5 miles of groomed trails offers beginner and intermediate skiers a variety of skiing experiences. The area includes a large parking area, warming hut, and restrooms. Track is set on all trails in the complex. A fee is charged for a ski pass, which is required in the complex. Mountain bikes are prohibited on ski trails. The 9.7-mile bicycle trail is open to skiers without a pass. Check at the park office for trail conditions. PICNICKING: Blood Farm Day Use Area and Egbert Farm Day Use Area are on the southern side of the park and are ideal settings for an enjoyable outing. The day use areas have picnic tables, charcoal grills, restrooms, playfields, and picni

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