NAME: Oleana
COUNTY: Potter
CLIMATE: As Pennsylvanian Allegheny National Forest Region
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Camping is permitted year-round.
COMMENTS: Ole Bull State Park consists of 132 acres along the Kettle Creek Valley in Potter County. This area is called the Black Forest because of its once dense tree cover, mountainous terrain and wilderness habitat. The park is along PA 144, 18 miles south of Galeton and 26 miles north of Renovo.
The park area is referred to as the Black Forest of Pennsylvania. Its dense tree cover and mountainous terrain attracts thousands of campers who bask in the serenity of the forested scenery along Kettle Creek. The park is named after Ole Bornemann Bull, the famous Norwegian violinist who toured this country in the 1850s. Ole Bull grew fond of the Potter County landscape and attempted to settle a Norwegian colony in this area in 1852. Submitted by: Oyvind Heitmann