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Camping: Hibernia County Park

July 17 @ 6:00 pm - July 19 @ 10:00 am EDT

Where: Hibernia County Park consists of over 900 acres of trails, woodlands, meadows, open fields, play areas, pavilions, camping and picnic areas. Popular fishing sites include the Brandywine Creek’s west branch, Birch Run & a children’s pond. Chambers Lake is a great spot for boating and fishing.

Walking tours explore the legacy of the iron masters and country gentlemen who owned the estate.The walking tour focuses on mansion builders Charles Brooks and Colonel Swayne. From Hibernia Mansion, the tour explores ruins, structures and landscape features located on Forest Hill and Forge Trails and Lion’s Head Drive that tell the story of Hibernia’s past. Brochures detailing these features are available at the park office.

Hibernia Mansion, home of 19th century Ironmasters, graces Hibernia’s hillside. It is open for public tours on Sunday afternoons, Memorial Day to Labor Day. In December, the Mansion offers candlelight tours.

Hibernia is on the National Register of Historic Places and the Pennsylvania Inventory of Historic Places. It is also part of the Hatfield-Hibernia National Register Historic District. In 2009, Hibernia Mansion joined the Rural History Confederation.

When

Arrival Time after 5:00 PM on Friday
Departure by 10:00 AM on Sunday

Cost

$20 per person for the weekend. Cost includes a Friday evening meal, all Saturday meals, Sunday Breakfast, and campfire snacks.

  • Optional Mansion Tour: $3 per participant over 10; free for those under 10. $10 for a family of 4

Important:

Each family should bring a case of water for drinking and washing up. This campground does not have running water at the sites.

Basic Supply List:

  1. pocketknife  (Webelos Scouts Only with Whittling chip)
  2. first-aid kit
  3. Bring extra clothing to match the weather. Multiple layers are better than a single massive jacket, because layered clothing is adaptable to a wide range of temperatures.
  4. Rain gear is very important. Being wet from rain may result in hypothermia, a potentially fatal condition.
  5. Flashlight is important for finding your way in the dark.
  6. Trail food is good for maintaining your energy.
  7. Water can prevent dehydration, heat exhaustion and heatstroke.
  8. Sun protection might include sunblock, sunglasses, lip balm and a wide-brimmed hat.
  9. Map and compass are probably the most important tools you can carry in case you get lost.
  10. Tent and Sleeping Bag

Here are some additional items you may want to pack

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Dental floss
  • Soap
  • Comb
  • Waterless hand cleaner
  • Small towel
  • Washcloth
  • Toilet paper

Cooking and eating

  • Mess Kit
  • Cup or insulated mug
  • Multitool (fork/spoon set)

Extras

  • Watch
  • Camera
  • Notebook
  • Pen or pencil
  • Sunglasses
  • Gloves
  • Whistle
  • Nylon cord
  • Insect repellent
  • Repair kit
  • Hiking stick or trekking poles
  • Binoculars
  • Fishing gear ( Over 16 must have a license)
  • Animal identification books, plant keys, geological studies, star charts or other guides
  • Bike (Helmet required)
  • Water, Water, Water

Details

Start:
July 17 @ 6:00 pm EDT
End:
July 19 @ 10:00 am EDT
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Venue

Hibernia County Park
1 Park Road
Coatesville, PA 19320 United States
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Phone:
(610) 383-3812
Website:
http://www.chesco.org/1743/Hibernia-County-Park