Delaware State Parks

Consider camping in one of the Delaware state parks. You can have truly unique camping experiences in a variety of natural areas. Campers can find beautiful ocean beaches, forests, inland ponds, streams, and more. One thing that is truly different about Delaware is one of its state parks is an urban park. Yet, all of the parks in Delaware are truly varied. Campers can find a mixed bag of beaches, historical areas, wetlands, and urban areas. Whether you want to canoe a stream, or walk through a museum, a Delaware state park can deliver.

Brandywine Creek State Park- This 1000 acre park is a wonderful place to get a way from it all in the winter. Campers can sled, bird watch, hike, and enjoy the park's two nature preserves. The park hosts programs year-round to attract campers in all seasons.

Cape Henlopen State Park- Beach lovers flock to this Delaware state park, even in winter when it's cold. Campers can hike, fish, walk the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean, view wildlife, and participate in many of the year-round nature programs that the park hosts.

Killens Pond State Park- This Delaware state park offers year round camping and even has heated cabins for campers who want to step it up a notch and sleep indoors! No matter where you camp at Killens Pond, the spectacular views make it a lovely place for a family adventure, or a romantic weekend retreat.

The First State Heritage Park at Dover- This state park is truly unique because it's an urban park. Campers in this area of the state love to visit this state park. It has museums, as well as self guided audio walking tours of over 30 sites, lantern tours, and a wide variety of events and special programs. Most everything is free.

Trap Pond State Park- This Delaware state park is popular for its stand of bald cypress trees that are around 600 years old. These trees encompass campers as they travel the pond's water by kayaks or canoes. This wetland park also has many hiking trails which campers can explore. Birders particularly love this park because of its activity of hummingbirds, pileated woodpecker, great blue heron, and other birds.

White Clay Creek State Park- This park covers 3,384 acres. Campers love this park because of its beauty, many interpretive programs, and its array of outdoor recreation activities. This park is very popular for birders, and is known as one of the best spots in Delaware for spring viewing of neo-tropical migrants. This park offers 20 miles of trails, clear springs and creeks, and lush woodlands.