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Lums Pond State Park, the official campground of University of Delaware Athletics

Time for UD Football

Make plans now to camp at Lums Pond State Park, the official campground of University of Delaware Athletics! Cheer on the Blue Hens and spend the weekend with family and friends at one of Delaware's premiere campgrounds -- at a discounted rate!

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Savor the Coast dining experience

Savor Our Coastal Heritage

Tour the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station to learn about the daily lives of the surfmen who served at the station, then sit down to a locally-sourced dining experience, with a menu inspired by what the surfmen may eaten around the turn-of-the-century.

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18th Century Market Fair in Dover

Market Fair Is Coming!

The past comes to life on Saturday, November 2, with woodworkers and weavers, horners, blacksmiths and brewers, charlatans and shepherds, soldiers, seamstresses, soapmakers and more displaying their skills and their wares on Dover’s historic Green!

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Hunt for Ghosts in October

Is Fort Delaware haunted? Find out for yourself! Join up with Diamond State Ghost Investigators to explore the unexplained at one of the spookiest locations on the East Coast.

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Girl on bicycle - Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan

Statewide Recreation Plan Now Available

This valuable planning and policy document identifies needs in outdoor recreation throughout the state of Delaware. The document includes tools and references for a variety of recreation partners.

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front of Auburn Heights Mansion

Introducing Auburn Valley State Park

Our newest state park features hiking trails, paved bike trails, the historic Marshall Mansion, the Marshall  Steam Museum, the Auburn Valley 1/8-scale railroad, and much more.

Learn more about this exciting addition to our award-winning state park system.

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