Oil Creek

Salamander Safari

Egbert Farm Day Use Area Join the park naturalist for some family fun spotting salamanders at Oil Creek. We’ll learn how to identify common salamanders found in Venango County before heading out to see what we can find. Wear sturdy shoes that you can get … READ MORE

Oil Creek State Park: Gerard Trail Series Hike #2

Have you always wanted to hike the Gerard Trail, but thought 36 miles was just too much? Join us for the second hike in our Gerard Trail Series! We’ve split the trail into 5 shorter loops, which we will be hiking on a few Saturdays … READ MORE

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 face-to-face as April shares information on their natural history and her personal experiences with them. Register by calling 814.676.1810 … READ MORE

Oil Creek Earth Day Clean Up

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference around this year’s Earth Day? Join the park naturalist to help clean up Oil Creek State Park! We’ll be picking up litter, cleaning out the pollinator garden bed, and potentially doing some light trail maintenance … READ MORE

Survival Skills Workshop

Could you survive if you became lost in the wilderness? Join the park naturalist to learn a few basic survival skills. We’ll cover fire making, using a map and compass, building an emergency shelter, and some general safety and precautionary tactics. Remember, the best way … READ MORE

World Water Day

This program is for homeschool students and their families. Celebrate World Water Day with Oil Creek State Park and the Venango County Conservation District. We’ll discover the world of macroinvertebrates with live specimens collected from the creek. Get your hands wet identifying and sorting in … READ MORE

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 tour to translate the past of “the wickedest town east of the Mississippi.” You’ll … READ MORE

Last Day of Winter Walk

Winter is almost over!  Come celebrate and say goodbye to old man winter with a hike to the swinging bridge.  This hike is approximately 4.5 miles and fairly easy, but icy trail conditions are still possible this time of year!  Dress for the weather, bring … READ MORE

Full Worm Moon Walk

Come do the moon walk at Oil Creek State Park! We’re going to walk approximately 1 mile along the Wetlands Trail as we celebrate the last full moon before the vernal equinox.  Dress for the weather, wear waterproof shoes/boots, and bring a flashlight. Exact Location: … READ MORE

Campfire Cooking Workshop

Join the park naturalist for our campfire cooking pilot program.  We’ll cover fire building, safety, equipment, and some fun recipes while cooking a sweet treat for the end of the program.  Registration is required.  Please register by emailing ikuberry@pa.gov or calling 814.676.1810. Exact Location: McCrea Farm … READ MORE