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State Parks of Delaware
Enjoy the natural diversity of Delaware's 14 State Parks. From elegantly catered meetings at Bellevue's mansion to a sunny day at a beach park, enjoy hiking, camping, swimming, fishing and so much more! Fees are in effect from May to October.
Annual passes are available. Call 302-739-4702. Among the Delaware State Park system's 14 parks are many historic and cultural buildings, an extensive trail system and some
of the most beautiful landscapes in the state. The parks offer many natural, historical and cultural interpretive programs year round, providing a wealth of nature based travel opportunities.
Program and special event schedules are available by calling the Division of Parks and Recreation at 302-739-4413
Bellevue State Park
800 Carr Rd, Wilmington
Once an elegant estate of the prominent du pont family, the park features the historic Bellevue mansion, tennis courts,
equestrian stables, gardens and a picturesque pond. Just off I-95, exit 9
Brandywine Creek State Park
Just North of Wilmington
302-577-3534 or 302-655-5740
The quiet Brandywine Creek runs through the heart of the park. Relax and enjoy hiking through the rolling hills, mature woodlands, open fields and marshlands. Be sure to visit the park's Nature Center
Cape Henlopen State Park
302-645-8983 or 302-645-6852
More than 4,000 acres of history, natural wonders and sunshine. Along with the guarded beaches and family campground,
there's a quarter mile long fishing pier stretching into the Delaware Bay. The Seaside Nature Center is a popular gathering point for birdwatching during the spring and fall migrations
Delaware Seashore State Park
302-227-2800 or 302-227-3071
Six miles of ocean and bay shoreline offering surfing, fishing, swimming, sunbathing, a campground, a 310 slip marina with charter and head boats and a boat ramp
Fenwick Island State Park
302-539-9060 or 302-539-1055
This quiet beach park offers saltwater fun for the whole family. Watercraft rentals available on the bay.
Fort Delaware State Park
Ferry boat to the park departs from the end of Clinton Street in Delaware City. Experience exciting Civil War history with Fort Delaware's acclaimed Living History Program.
Spend a fascinating day exploring ramparts, soldier's quarters, parade grounds, gun emplacements and much more. Pea Patch Island is also home to Herons, egrets and ibises, making it an outstanding place for birdwatching.
The fort is open Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from the last Saturday in April through September and from mid June through Labor Day. Boat transportation is charged in lieu of a park user fee. Group tours available by reservation. Delafort passenger ferry available for charter cruises April to October
Fort DuPont State Park
Rt 9, Delaware City
Offers a self guided interpretive trail as well as periodically scheduled walking tours. Other facilities available are tennis courts, basketball court and a ball field. A popular fishing area, the park provides a beautiful view of the Delaware River
Fox Point State Park
This newly developed park provides front row seats to the Delaware River. Take a stroll, ride a bike and bring a picnic while the kids enjoy the play area. Horseshoe pits and volleyball courts are also available
Holts Landing State Park
Rt. 26, Indian River Bay
Pack the family for a day of fishing, clamming or crabbing. Tucked away on the south shore of the Indian River Bay, the park has a convenient boat ramp. The kids will love the ball field and playground
Killens Pond State Park
US Rt. 13
Centrally located, the park is about an hour's drive from Delaware's southern & northern borders. The year round campground or one of the park's camping cabins makes a perfect base for exploring the "First State"
Lums Pond State Park
1068 Howell School Rd, Bear
Port Penn Interpretive Center
Discover historic Port Penn, with its distinctive way of life. Exhibits and programs are devoted to the traditions of this wetland community next to the Delaware River. A self guided tour includes the
1-1/2 mile wetland interpretive trail and the Historic Homes Village Walk, where an 1886 schoolhouse now serves as a folklife museum
Trap Pond State Park
There may be no more enchanting location in the state to hike, fish, camp or picnic. A canoe trek into the swamp will bring you to a world of abundant wildlife, wildflowers and the unique bald cypress trees that flourish in the swamp's wetlands
White Clay Creek State Park
425 Wedgewood Rd, Newark
Nestled in the northwest corner of Delaware, the tranquil beauty of the park's forested hills create a relaxing oasis of cool, green leaves and rushing streams. The park includes the Carpenter Recreation area, the pristine White Clay Creek Preserve,
and the peaceful trails of Possum Hill
Wilmington State Park
18th St, Wilmington
A cluster of parks and facilities throughout the city: Rockford Park, Brandywine Park, Brandywine Zoo, Alapocas Woods, Baynard Stadium, H. Fletcher Brown Park.