Hibernia County 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 feet in width and is 18-36" deep. It moves quickly around many rocks and fallen trees, offering excellent angling possibilities. Predominantly, it is a coldwater fishery that is very popular with local anglers.
The 90-acre Chambers Lake is stocked with warm water species, including Panfish, Channel Catfish, Chain Pickerel, and Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass. Chambers is one of only three 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 public parking lot and boat ramp off Wagontown Road. After park hours, parking is permitted for fishing only. No sailboats are allowed; only non-motorized or electric powered boats are permitted on Chambers Lake. All watercraft must be registered with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. 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.
The one acre pond has an ADA fishing deck and bench. We encourage
adults to bring children here to learn how to fish. Limiting harvest and
usage by those other than children ensures that we can provide a
special opportunity for the youth in the park year round.
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.
Sportsmen's Club also holds an annual Special Needs Day. The event,
which began in 1987, always takes place on the 2nd Wednesday in May, and
is open to disabled individuals and groups of all ages. Club volunteers
assist attendees by baiting hooks, casting, retrieving, netting, or in
helping them to and from their spots and vehicles.