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Park Manager: Jason Baker
Contact Info: 717-567-9255
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Park Alerts ( 3 Alerts )

  • Seasons and Hours: Contrary to the information on Google, Pennsylvania state parks are open every day of the year. Day use areas close at dusk. Park offices are open specific hours. Pools, beaches, and campgrounds are open specific seasons.

  • Drone Restrictions: To protect park resources, limit conflict with other park users, and avoid safety and privacy liabilities, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), remotely piloted vehicles (RPV) or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), all commonly referred to as DRONES, are only permitted on designated flying fields in six remote controlled airfield parks (Beltsville, Benjamin Rush, Hillman, Lackawanna, Prompton, and Tuscarora). Drones are only permitted in other PA State Parks in very limited circumstances which require a special use permit.

  • General Firewood Quarantine: Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has enacted a quarantine order for untreated firewood of any kind coming into the state. Any firewood brought into the state must be kiln dried, heat treated, fumigated, and/or USDA Certified.

    To protect the high quality and native character of our State Parks from exotic invasive species DCNR highly encourages all visitors to:

    • burn/buy locally cut firewood (within 25 miles)

    • BURN ALL firewood brought from another area. Do not leave it. Do not take it with you.

    • Encourage friends and neighbors not to move firewood

    • Do not remove firewood from a Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Area. Contact the PA Department of Agriculture, www.agriculture.pa.gov and search on the keyword Spotted Lantern Fly for current quarantine information.

Park Description

Straddling Peters Mountain, the 370-acre Joseph E. Ibberson Conservation Area is dominated by large hardwood trees. This large block of nearly unbroken forest is a haven for wildlife like forest warblers and other deep-woods animals. A main attraction to the conservation area is the elaborate trail system. An additional 433 woodland acres on the northern slope of Peters Mountain, called the western portion and added in April 2012, features trails that will eventually connect to the nearby Appalachian Trail.

Things To Do ( 5 Available)

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    • Evergreen
      Easiest 0.10 miles
    • Victoriah Trl
      Most Difficult 1.69 miles
    • Whitetaill
      More Difficult 0.07 miles
    • Pine Trail
      Easiest 0.78 miles
      This 09 mile trail begins at Evergreen Trail, crosses the conservation area, and loops near the pond. Pine Trail runs through a multitude of forest habitats and is named for the many white pines along the middle section of the trail.\r\n
    • Whitetail Trail
      Most Difficult 0.31 miles
      This 1.8 mile trail begins at the conservation area’s west gate, crosses Victoria and Appalachian trails and the Pond, and ends by reconnecting to Victoria Trail on the south side of Peters Mountain. The mountain section is rugged and includes switchbacks and stone stairs in places. A nice view of Powells Valley can be seen from a stone bench on the north side of the mountain. This is a good trail for viewing wildlife.\r\n
    • Old Sawmill Trail-2 In Blue
      Easiest 0.45 miles
    • Rock Trail
      not set 0.27 miles
    • Evergreen/ Turkeyfoot
      not set 0.11 miles
    • Turkeyfoot
      Easiest 0.52 miles
    • Evergreen/ Victoria
      Most Difficult 0.18 miles
    • Evergreen
      Easiest 0.37 miles
    • Whitetail Trail
      More Difficult 1.25 miles
    • Old Sawmill/ Whitetail
      More Difficult 0.26 miles
    • Evergreen/ Pine/ Old Sawmill Trail
      More Difficult 0.05 miles
    • Evergreen/ Old Sawmill
      More Difficult 0.08 miles

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