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Rock Climbing & Rappelling
Rock climbing and rappelling are healthy activities for both mind and body. They build muscle strength while improving agility, balance and coordination. And the sense of accomplishment a climber experiences after completing a challenging route is beyond compare. With some basic tips and equipment, rock climbing is an excellent way to experience your Delaware State Parks.
For information about upcoming rock-climbing programs, visit our Alapocas Run State Park programs page.
Free Rock-Climbing Permit Required
Complete your contact information on the Rock-Climbing Permit and print two copies. Groups planning to rock climb must apply for a Special Use Permit a minimum of 30 days in advance. Call 302-577-1164 for information. Please note: the permit must be signed in the presence of an authorized park employee. Take your copies and photo identification to one of the following locations:
- Wilmington State Parks Office
1021 W. 18th Street
Wilmington, DE 19802
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Blue Ball Barn
1914 West Park Drive
Wilmington, DE 19803
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Information for Groups
Groups planning to rock climb must apply for a Special Use Permit a minimum of 30 days in advance. Call (302) 577-1164 for information.