Joseph E. Ibberson Conservation Area

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What is a Conservation Area?

Conservation areas are donated to the PA Bureau of State Parks and therefore are governed by different rules.


Straddling Peters Mountain, the 803-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.

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This circular map shows the roads leading to Joseph E. Ibberson Conservation Area, Pennsylvania.

This map of Pennsylvania highlights Joseph E. Ibberson Conservation Area in the central part of the state.

From PA 322/22, take PA 225 north for 4.5 miles. Just before entering the village of Matamoras, turn right on Camp Hebron Road and follow it for 4.5 miles. The conservation area is on the right.

GPS DD:  Lat. 40.44246  Long. -76.85918

Driving Directions: The Interactive GIS Map has turn-by-turn driving directions to the park office from the Park Information Window. Please note that the background maps are maintained by a variety of public sources and driving directions usually go to the nearest large road.

Joseph E. Ibberson Conservation Area