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Discover Adventure at delaware State Parks

Each year, travelers from all over come to enjoy the various Delaware State Parks around the area and take in the wide array of outdoor activities including hiking, biking, fishing, boating and rock climbing.
 
Explore the trails and get a greater appreciation for the region, as we are more than just great beaches. Have your pick from 17 state parks with miles of shoreline, nature trails, historic sites including the World War II Observation Tower, and views of the inland Bay and Atlantic Ocean.
 
Cape Henlopen State Park at Delaware

Cape Henlopen State Park

Cape Henlopen State Park is all about outdoor activities including, swimming, surfing, hiking, and fishing. Fish on the beach or from the pier off the bay. Keep your eyes open for birding opportunities. Hike to the top of the World War II Observation Tower. Or visit the Seaside Nature Center's exhibits and marine aquariums. 
Delaware Seashore State Park in Rehoboth Beach

Delaware Seashore State Park

Explore the 6 miles of Delaware Seashore State Park, made up of the Atlantic Ocean, Rehoboth Bay, and Indian River Bay. Spend the day surfing, sailing, swimming, catching the warm rays on the beach, or fishing at Indian River Inlet. Enjoy waterfront eats at the Indian River Marina and a scenic trail with bay views on Burton's Island.
Delaware Junction and Breakwater of Delaware

Delaware Junction and Breakwater

This scenic trail, dotted with tall pine and oak trees, is next to wetlands and farmland. Nature lovers are in for a treat as the trail runs from Gills Neck Road in Lewes to the town of Rehoboth Beach. Soak up views of wetlands on an 80-foot railroad bridge and keep your eyes peeled for deer, squirrels, and geese while hiking and cycling.
Indian River Marina of Delaware

Indian River Marina

The Indian River Marina is an ideal spot for fishing, boating, swimming, surfing, and dining. Find a patch of grass for an afternoon picnic. Dock your boat on the bay and head to the Hammerheads Dockside Restaurant right near the Indian River Bridge. Indulge in fresh seafood, coastal cocktails, and live music while soaking up the views.
Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge at Rehoboth Beach

Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge

Enjoy scenic trails, wildlife-viewing, fishing, and kayaking in this picturesque nature preserve. Snap share-worthy shots when you arrive at Prime Hook Beach. Keep your eyes peeled for a variety of birds including bald eagles, herons, and vultures. Look at nature up close from the observation deck or while kayaking on the pond. 

FAQs

  • What are cape henlopen state park's hours and fees?

    Cape Henlopen State Park in Delaware is open from 8 am until sunset so you have plenty of time to enjoy the sights. From April to October, the park office is open seven days a week. The rest of the year, you can get to the park office between Monday and Friday from 8am until 4pm. For residents, there is a $5 entry fee and a $10 entry fee for non-residents. Off-season is free admission.
  • Where can you rent bicycles in Rehoboth Beach?

    If you want to bike through the Delaware state parks, you’re going to want to make your way to Atlantic Cycles Bike Rentals at 18 Wilmington Avenue. There are plenty of high-quality road and mountain bikes. Come out and take care of the whole family with Surreys, Tandems, Hybrid, kid’s bikes. Atlantic Cycles has Fuji brand bicycles you can rent for a day at parks and boardwalks.