Hunting and Fishing


  • State Game Land no. 253 in Plummer – 665 acres
  • State Game Land no. 39 in Pearl – 9634 acres
  • State Game Land no. 45 in Van – 5170 acres
  • State Game Land no. 47 in Oil City- 2216 acres
  • State GameLand no. 96 in Dempseytown – 4973 acres
  • Oil Creek State Park In Cherrytree township 6250 acres (much is open to hunting and trapping)
  • Clear Creek State Forest Kennerdell Tract in Kennerdel is 3184 acres and open to hunting.


  • Justus Lake is a 144 acre 65 ft. deep non gas motor lake with trout, bass, walleye, musky, and panfish.
  • Kahle Lake is a 251 acre no-gas motor lake where you can catch bass, panfish, walleye, and musky.
  • The Allegheny River runs through the center of Venango County for about 57 river miles. Some species that can be caught include bass, walleye, pike, musky, catfish, sauger, and panfish.
  • French Creek is one of the most biologically diverse streams in the north eastern United States boasting 80 species of fish.
  • Little Sandy Creek’s cool waters are well known for wild brown trout fishing.
  • Oil Creek has great bass and trout fishing.

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Parks & Trails

Allegheny Valley Trails Association
Box 264
Franklin, PA 16323

  • Miles and Miles of great paved bike trails.
  • Bike along the Allegheny River, Sandy Creek, through tunnels, and across bridges through the beautiful countryside.

Clear Creek State Park: Kennerdell Tract

  • The Kennerdell Tract borders State Game Land 39, and is 3184 acres, with over 6 miles of Allegheny River shoreline.
  • Hike some of the 27 miles of trails
  • Camp at Danner campground, which is about 2 miles upstream of the Kennerdell Bridge. Primitive camping is available with picnic tables, fire rings, and vault toilets. The camping grounds can be reached by floating down the Allegheny River or by hiking in.
  • There is a small parking area on the west side of the Kennerdell Bridge to access the park.
  • A camping permit is required to camp on state land.

Oil Creek State Park
305 State Park Road
Oil City, PA 16301
(814) 676-5915

  • Oil Creek is a 6250 acre park.
  • 52 miles of hiking trails with 2 overnight shelters
  • 9.7 miles of paved bicycle trail that runs along Oil Creek
  • 11 miles of cross country skiing trails
  • Camping Area
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Picnic Area
  • Much of the park is open to hunting and trapping.
  • A camping permit is required to camp on state land.

Oil Creek & Titusville Railroad
Perry Street Station
409 South Perry Street
Titusville, PA 16354

  • Perry Street Station:
    • Railroad displays
    • Memorabilia
    • Snacks
  • Drake Well Station:
    • Access to Drake Well Park
  • The flag stop a Petroleum Centre:
    • Bike riders that have traveled down the bike trail or canoeists that have floated down Oil Creek can catch a train ride back to their vehicles.
  • Rynd Farm Station:
    • Souvenirs
    • Snacks
    • Blood Farm Day use area

Two Mile Run County Park
471 Beach Road
Franklin, PA16323
(814) 676-6116

  • Two Mile run is a 2695 acre park.
  • Fish the 144 acre Justus Lake (electric motors only)
  • Swim at Crosby Beach
  • Hike some of the almost 28 miles of trails
  • Camp at one of the 72 sites: Primitive, Electric hookups, or Full hookups are all available. Hot showers, restrooms, and a waste disposal station are also on site.
  • Check out the Observatory which contains one of the largest telescopes around. For Observatory info call: (814) 437-2525
  • Pavilion rental
  • Many events and activities including an Annual Mountain Bike Race, Full Moon Night Walks, and more.