Oil Creek State Park


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Oil Creek State Park


Location:Off PA Route 8, one mile north of the borough of Rouseville,in the northwestern corner of the state.
Facilities:Picnic areas (é), picnic pavilions, snack bar, hiking trails, bike trail, visitor/historical center.
Activities:Canoeing, fishing, hiking, bicycling, hunting, cross-country skiing, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Park's displays and programs identify oil boom towns, important oil well ruins, Indian oil pits, foundations, and cemeteries. Various sites feature an engine house, pumping jacks, stock tanks, oil derricks, and an oil barge. A train still travels through the valley and stops at the train station in Petroleum Centre, just as it did 100 years ago.
Address:305 State Park Rd
Oil City, PA 16301

Phone:814-676-5915
Web: www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/oilcreek.aspx
Size: 7,100 acres.

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The Snyders combined their skills in art, historical research and industrial design to bring Petroleum Centre to life for the diorama's June debut at Oil Creek State Park, south of Titusville, Penn.
The Snyders still don't know how Oil Creek State Park and Oil Heritage Region, a nonprofit group that promotes the area's history and culture, heard about them.