Walking Tours of Hibernia Dam

Learn About Hibernia Dam and Chambers Lake

Since 1996, Hibernia Dam and Chambers Lake have been providing recreation, water supply and flood protection for residents in Chester County.

Join the Chester County Water Resources Authority for a 45-minute walking tour of Hibernia Dam and learn about the history of the dam, how the dam functions, and how and when releases are made.

Hibernia Dam

Walking tours are scheduled for

  • Thursday, June 6 at 3:30pm,
  • Thursday, June 6 at 6:30pm, 
  • Saturday, June 8 at 8:30am, and
  • Saturday, June 8 at 10am. 

The tours will start at the parking lot for the public boat launch for Chambers Lake at Hibernia County Park. The parking lot is located at 202 Wagontown Road, Coatesville, PA 19320.

If you are a person with a disability and wish to attend join the tour and require an auxiliary aid, service, or other accommodation to participate, please call the Chester County Water Resources Authority at 610-344-5400 to discuss how we may best accommodate your needs.

There is no charge. In order to provide a safe and engaging tour, we are limiting each of the four tours to 20 people. Please register to participate in a tour by: 

  1. phone: 610-344-5400 (if you register over the phone please leave an email or cell phone that we can use to contact you in case bad weather forces us to cancel the tour),
  2. email: wauth@chesco.org or
  3. online registration form:

• Thursday, June 6 at 3:30 pm: Registration link via EventBrite
• Thursday, June 6 at 6:30 pm: Registration link via EventBrite
• Saturday, June 8 at 8:30 am: Registration link via EventBrite
• Saturday, June 8 at 10:00 am: Registration link via EventBrite


Weather Policy and What to Wear

This event may be cancelled if the weather is poor. If the forecast is for rain or other poor weather, call the Chester County Water Resources Authority at 610-344-5400 to confirm that the event will still take place. 

The tour will include walking about 1/2 mile through areas with tall grass; please wear clothing that can get muddy. 

The tour will also include a climb of a small hill to get to the crest of the dam, although you are welcome to skip that portion of the tour if you are not comfortable with the climb.