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Weather Alert: Tropical Storm Isaias

Tropical Storm Isaias is forecast to impact Delaware from late Monday, August 3 through Tuesday August 4th. Take necessary precautions to secure and protect camping equipment. Surf fishing crossings close at sunset on Monday, August 3; all guarded swimming beaches and the Killens Pond Water Park are closed Tuesday, August 4. Monday night concert at Wilmington State Parks is canceled.

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News from the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

Covid-19 Updates

Playgrounds remain closed. Visitation at beach parks is limited to approximately 60% of parking capacity. Masks must be worn inside all park offices and in public areas where social distancing cannot be maintained. Most public areas are open. Programs and summer concerts are offered on a limited basis; day camps are running only at selected parks.

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2020 Delaware State Parks annual pass

Year-Round Entry With An Annual Pass!

2020 annual passes are on sale online, at most park offices, and at designated retail locations. Get free year-round entry to all state parks charging an entry fee -- substantial discounts available for seniors, Delaware residents, and active-duty military!

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Young  woman volunteer gardener at Killens Pond State Park

Help Your Favorite Park - Volunteer!

In as little as 2 hours, individuals and groups can make a difference in Delaware State Parks. And we have loads of ways for you to get involved! Help out with special events, conservation projects, nature center programming, and more as a volunteer, intern, campground host, or as a member of our Veterans Corps or Youth Conservation Corps.

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Discounted passes and benefits for business and other groups

Reward Your Staff, Group or Team

Our Group and Corporate Pass Program provides discounted passes, pavilions and meeting rooms for corporate offices, churches, schools, non-profits, and sports leagues. Build a tradition of wellness and outdoor adventure for your organization!

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Best of Delaware Awards from Delaware Today

Parks Win "Best of Delaware" Awards

We're excited to announce that Cape Henlopen State Park and the Indian River Marina won Best of Delaware awards in the annual competition sponsored by Delaware Today magazine! The Indian River Marina was voted Best Marina Downstate, and Cape Henlopen State Park was voted Best Hiking Downstate. Congratulations to these parks, and a big thank you to our visitors for voting!

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Click a date/time to see event details, or scroll down below the calendar to see a complete list of upcoming programs, then click the REGISTER button to sign up!

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