Oil Creek State Park

Oil City, Pennsylvania 16301

Oil Creek State Park

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"At first glance the oil barrels scattered throughout the woods appear to be giant rustic planters, like something you might find at a country craft store. They seem weathered, but in a chic kind of way. Get closer, though.

That’s when you can smell it. Oil. The barrels, blackened still by the crude petroleum that was pulled from the ground here more than 150 years ago, remain soaked through, as your nostrils will attest. You can feel it, too, if you touch their sides. They aren’t alone, though."

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Trail Information

Oil City
Nearby City
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
3.5 hours
Additional Use
Oil Creek State Park, 305 State Park Road, Oil City 16301-9733; (814) 676-5915; www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/oilcreek
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Dec 2018