Hibernia Park is well-known for the west branch of the Brandywine Creek that flows for one mile through the park. The Brandywine averages 20-30' in width and is 18-36" deep. It moves quickly around rocks and fallen trees, offering excellent angling possibilities. Predominantly, it is a coldwater fishery that is very popular with local anglers.

The 94-acre Chambers Lake is stocked with warm water species, including Panfish, Channel Catfish, Chain Pickerel, and Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass. Chambers Lake is one of only a few Pennsylvania lakes that is a Panfish Enhancement Area, and one of a select number in the Big Bass Program. Fishing is permitted 24 hours a day. There is a public parking lot and boat ramp off Wagontown Road. After park hours, parking is permitted for fishing only.


Chambers Lake offers exceptional opportunities for boating, kayaking, canoeing, and paddle boarding. The lake is open to unpowered and electric powered watercraft. All electric powered boats, kayaks, and canoes must have a current Pennsylvania boat registration or valid out-of-state registration. Unpowered boats, kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards must display a current launch permit obtained either through the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) or at Pennsylvania State Parks (DCNR). Sail boats are not permitted on Chambers Lake. Boating for the purpose of fishing is also permitted after park hours.

A public fishing pier is open on the north side of the lake and may be accessed from the Lake Trail. Other shoreline fishing is permitted, but is prohibited from the dambreast itself.

Childrens Pond

This one-acre pond has an ADA fishing deck and bench. The pond is a great spot for teaching children how to fish. Limited harvest and usage ensures that we can provide a special fishing experience for children.

Fish Nursery

The West Caln Sportsmen's Club, in cooperation with the PA Fish and Boat Commission and Chester County Facilities & Parks Department, operates a cooperative fish nursery in Hibernia that annually stocks the stream with Brown, Brook and Rainbow Trout. A few additional surprises may include Smallmouth Bass, Rock Bass and Sunfish.

The Sportsmen's Club also holds an annual Special Needs Day. The event, which began in 1987, is held the second Wednesday in May, and is open to disabled individuals and groups of all ages. Club volunteers assist attendees by baiting hooks, casting, retrieving, netting, and aiding our guests to and from their vehicles. 

Rod + Tackle Loaner Program

Fishing equipment is available for free through the Rod & Tackle Loaner Program.

Hibernia Park, Nottingham Park and Springton Manor Farm are official rod and tackle loaner sites. Equipment is available April - November, 8:30am-4pm.

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