Delaware State Parks - Your outdoor adventure starts here

YOUR OUTDOOR ADVENTURE STARTS HERE...


Surf-fishing vehicle on the beach

Surf-Fishing Permits Sold Out

We have reached our cap of 17,000 Delaware surf-fishing permits issued for this calendar year. With the surf-fishing permit cap figure attained, no more surf tag permits will be issued until December.

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70th anniversary logo and 1950s family photo at Trap Pond State Park

Tell Us Your Story!

This year marks 70 years of operation for Delaware State Parks, and we have you to thank for it! We're celebrating all year long by asking to hear your stories about the meaningful experiences you've had in Delaware State Parks over the years. Share your park stories and photos to be entered to win a special anniversary giveaway!

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News from the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

Park Offices Are Open

State park offices are now open with limited hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day. Nature centers and playgrounds remain closed, and all in-person programs have been cancelled. Masks must be worn in all public areas where social distancing cannot be maintained.

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Trap Pond State Park aerial photo

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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Cabin at night at Trap Pond State Park

Camping: Natural Stress Relief

Need a change of scenery? Enjoy a safe and relaxing getaway with the kids, or friends in your "bubble," at a Delaware State Parks campground! Spending time outdoors is one of the best ways to keep your mind and body healthy. Check out our discount page for special savings!

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Friendly dog on leash at Bellevue State Park

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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