Plan your hike, beach day, or historical tour, and while you're at the park take a “selfie” at a passport photo location. Track the places you have visited. Upload your pictures and cool stories using the form on this page to share your adventures. Complete all 19 photo locations to win awesome Delaware State Parks gear and an annual pass for the next calendar year!

Join us in our mission to connect families and friends to the resources Delaware State Parks has to offer. From natural rock walls at Alapocas State Park to the sandy beaches of Cape Henlopen, Delaware has something for everyone. The discoveries are endless when taking part in our Passport Program. Win prizes and make memories to last a lifetime.

Passport photo locations are listed below.

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Alapocas Run State Park

Take the Northern Delaware Greenway Traill
Photo Location:
Rock Wall (39.769724, -75.560718)
Visitors to Alapocas Run must see the craggy blue rock walls along Brandywine Creek. Once an old quarry, visitors now can top-rope climb and rappel on these rocks.

 


Auburn Heights Preserve

Take the Oversee Farm Trail (1516 Snuff Mill Road)
Photo Location: Benches on the Auburn Valley Trail (39.809640, -75.679405)
These beautiful benches are more than a place to rest, they also tell a story. Local artist Stan Smokler used reclaimed materials from the Marshall Brothers Paper Mill to construct these benches. These pieces from the paper mill that once drove the local economy help serve Yorklyn once again.

 


Bellevue State Park  

Take the 1.5-mile Nature Preserve Trail
Photo Location: Bellevue Hall/Pond (39.775771, -75.494830)
Bellevue Hall, a former DuPont residence, was first built to resemble a Gothic Revival Castle! William J. DuPont, Jr. transformed the building into a replica of President James Madison’s home, Montpelier, and surrounded it with gardens, stables, and a beautiful pond. Today, the pond is used for catch-and-release fishing for bluegill and catfish, and you'll see red-bellied and snapping turtles sunning themselves.

 


Brandywine Creek State Park

Take the Hidden Pond Trail
Optional Trails/activities: Rocky Run Trail
Photo Location: Hawk Watch Hill
The stone wall and rolling hills provide a gorgeous backdrop to see birds soar, enjoy sunsets, and hike the trails that wind through the park. The first two nature preserves in Delaware are located in the park – Tulip Tree Woods and Freshwater Marsh.

 


Brandywine Zoo

Photo Location: Red Pandas (39.756056, -75.549643)
Red pandas are part of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Plan. These plans coordinate the management of endangered species in accredited zoos. The Brandywine Zoo, founded in 1905, is the only AZA-accredited zoo in Delaware.

 


Cape Henlopen State Park

Take the Beach Trail from the Point Comfort Station parking lot.
Photo Location: The Point (38.799257, -75.092003)
You must visit the Point Parking area and experience the scenic beauty and natural wonders where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. This land was first set aside by William Penn in 1682 to be preserved for the citizens of the town of Lewes and of Sussex County. 2014 marked Cape Henlopen’s 50th anniversary as a state park. 

 


Delaware Seashore State Park

Walk to the center of the Indian River Inlet Bridge. Use special caution when parking alongside Route 1.
Photo Location: Indian River Inlet (38.608097, -75.063630)
The inlet has moved several times throughout the last two centuries, even closing completely several times. Finally, in 1928, dynamite was used to open the inlet to navigation. Jetties were built in the late 1930s to stabilize it in its current location. Located where the Indian River Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean, it is a place where natural and cultural history converge.

 


Fenwick Island State Park

Photo Location: Assawoman Recreation Area at Sunset (38.497504, -75.056223)
This park is a small sandy access point to the Little Assawoman Bay. With an unobstructed view, it is one of the best places in Delaware to watch sunsets and sunrises and sea birds dipping and diving into the Bay. Across the bay is the Assawoman Wildlife Area.

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First State Heritage Park

Photo Location: In front of the Old State House on The Green (39.156844, -75.521687)
Built in 1791, the Old State House served as Delaware's capitol during the United States' critical early years as a nation. With additions and modifications, the building continued to serve as the state capitol until 1933.



Fort Delaware State Park

Take the Prison Camp Trail
Photo Location: Outside of the Fort (39.589331, -75.568167)
The ramparts, or terreplein, of Fort Delaware provide the most amazing view around; you can see Delaware and New Jersey from this location. Visitors to Pea Patch Island might see our resident bald eagles or many species of shorebirds in the heronry.

 


Fort Miles Historical Area and Museum at Cape Henlopen State Park

Photo Location: Artillery Park/16-inch gun (38.799257, -75.092003)
Visit the Fort Miles Museum Artillery Park and experience the picturesque view of the Atlantic Ocean from our 16-inch gun pad.  This gun could fire a 2,700-pound shell a distance of 25.5 miles!

Fox Point State Park

Take the Riverview Trail
Photo Location: Flag Pole (39.758701, -75.487717)
Fox Point was not actually named after the animal—if was named after S. Marston Fox, who spent the last 25 years of his life working to protect the land that the park sits on today.  Featuring a playground, picnic pavilions, and a trail along the river, it is a great gathering space for families and groups.  Fox Point State Park offers excellent views of the Philadelphia skyline, the Delaware River, and local water traffic.  


Holts Landing State Park

Take the Sea Hawk Trail
Photo Location: 38.585601, -75.130624
The Sea Hawk Trail meanders through hardwood forest, salt marsh, meadow and freshwater bogs, and has a lookout point on the Indian River Bay. Soil was excavated from this site for highway projects in the area. The excavation sites, or “borrow pits” have collected rainwater over the years, forming freshwater ponds.


Killens Pond State Park

Take the Pondside Trail
Photo Location: Pondside Trail bridge (38.979972, -75.544854)
The Pondside Trail offers some truly beautiful and peaceful moments while you enjoy Killens Pond and the Murderkill River. According to legend, the river got its unusual name from the massacre of a Dutch trading party in 1648. Today, a stop on the Pondside Trail’s bridge reveals the peaceful oasis it has become.

 


Lums Pond State Park

Take the Swamp Forest Trail
Photo Location: Boat docks overlooking the pond (39.559243, -75.719531)
Lums Pond, Delaware’s largest freshwater pond, covers 200 acres. Boating and fishing offer plenty of water bound activity, and the boat docks in Area 2, right off the Swamp Forest Trail, are perfect for taking in the pond’s beautiful vistas.

 


Port Penn Interpretive Center

Take the Wetlands Trail
Photo Location: Muskrat Shack (39.518842, -75.578173)
The Wetlands Trail’s boardwalk takes you directly over the marsh and is a beautiful place to spot local wildlife. The Port Penn Interpretive Center’s exhibits tell the story of life along the wetlands.

 


Trap Pond State Park

Take the Bob Trail
Photo Location: Bench by Spillway (38.527506, -75.481644)
See the trail from the water by canoe or kayak, or take a guided boat tour with a park naturalist. The tour will take you back to a time when Sussex County was covered in lowland cypress and cedar swamps. You’ll see Southern Delaware from a whole new perspective.

 


White Clay Creek State Park

Take the Tri-Valley Trail
Optional Trails/activities: Tri-State Marker Trail
Photo Location: Bridge over the creek
Your must-see spot is the view from the bridge overlooking the White Clay Creek at Wedgewood Road. The bridge is located at the intersection of three trails: Creek Road, the PennDel and the Pomeroy. Although there are more than 40 miles of trails available at White Clay Creek, this bridge offers a charming and memorable view.

 


Wilmington State Parks

Photo Location: Rockford Tower (39.767323, -75.574532)
Climb to the top of this beautiful tower to get an expansive view of Northern Delaware. Be on the lookout for pawpaw trees that grow in the park. The pawpaw is the largest native fruit tree in the United States.