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Oil Creek
Oil Creek flowing under Jersey Bridge
Jersey bridge bridge spanning Oil Creek
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
Counties Crawford, Venango
Physical characteristics
Main source Canadohta Lake, Crawford County, Pennsylvania
1,389 ft (423 m)
River mouth Allegheny River
Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania
985 ft (300 m)
Length 46.7 mi (75.2 km)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    601.55 cu ft/s (17.034 m3/s) at mouth with Allegheny River
Basin features
Progression roughly south
River system Allegheny River
Basin size 319 sq mi (830 km2)
Tributaries

Oil Creek is a 46.7-mile (75.2 km) tributary of the Allegheny River in Venango and Crawford counties in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It has a drainage area of 319 square miles (830 km2) and joins the Allegheny at Oil City. Attractions along the river include the Drake Well Museum and Oil Creek State Park. The stream was named after the oil that was found along its banks before the historic oil strike by Edwin Drake in Titusville, which Oil Creek flows through. Oil Creek is popular with canoeists and fishers. The creek is rated as a beginners creek for those interested in learning how to safely use canoes and kayaks. Oil Creek is a cold water fishery with bass and trout living in its waters.

Oil Creek State Park Railroad Bridge
Oil Creek State Park Railroad Bridge

Watershed

Tributaries

Tributaries of Oil Creek (Allegheny River tributary)
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