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2023 First Day Hikes

Join Delaware State Parks on Sunday, January 1, 2023, and start the New Year outdoors! First Day Hikes are a national movement sponsored by America's State Parks where all 50 states offer outdoor hiking opportunities on the first day of the year.

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Low Digit Tag Auction

Low Digit Plate Auction

Between Nov. 22 and Dec. 9, bidders will have the option to bid on 15 tags including Nos. 32, 58, 143, 226, 355, 488, and on eight "choice" categories, ranging from tags 51 to 9999. For the choice tags, the highest bidder in each range can choose a number, if it’s not already sold, within that category.

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Apply Now for State Park Internships

Love the outdoors? Good with people? Want to make some money, get experience, and have some fun? We are offering academic and career focused positions working with field experts while gaining real world experience. Spring, summer and year-round positions available in education, research, policy, animal care and more.

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Deer Season at DE State Parks

Deer Season Trail Closures

Deer hunting is an important management tool incorporated in our resource management to attempt to reduce the negative impacts deer have on the natural resources in Delaware State Parks. In parks where hunting occurs some trails may be closed during gun hunting seasons.

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Donate Today to Protect Delaware Resources

Support your favorite park or program with a safe and secure online donation! Donors' gifts to Delaware State Parks are managed responsibly by experts in planned giving at the Delaware Community Foundation, and have the greatest possible impact because of the creativity and spirit of resourcefulness that the fund fosters.

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Delaware State Parks Are Pet-Friendly!

Delaware State Parks are a great place to get out and relax with your four-legged family members! Responsible pet ownership is the key to a great day at the park -- check out what you need to know before you begin your next pet-friendly adventure.

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