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Restroom at Trap Pond State Park

Park Restrooms Closed, Beach Activities Restricted

Activities on state parks beaches are strictly limited, and restrooms at all state parks remain closed until May 15 or until the public health threat of COVID-19 has been eliminated.

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News from the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

Covid-19 Update

All state parks are open with no entrance fees until April 30. Park offices, nature centers, museums, restrooms, playgrounds and campgrounds are closed; reservations are cancelled through May 15. State park beaches are closed; some crossings open for surf fishing only. Annual pass and surf tag sales are available online only. All public events and programs are postponed until May 15. Watch for updates here and on the Division's Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Memebers of the Delaware State Parks Beach Patrol

Join the Beach Patrol

Get ready for the best summer job you'll ever have! As a member of the Delaware State Parks Beach Patrol, you'll spend the summer earning cash, gaining skills, and making lifelong friends and memories. Competitive salaries, prime beach locations, and Wilmington University scholarships are just few of the benefits.

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Early childhood education intern working at a summer camp

Apply Now for State Park Internships

Get in on a training program that provides practical work experience and valuable training in the many and varied careers available at Delaware State Parks. Spring, summer and year-round positions available in education, research, policy, animal care and more, all while earning up to $4,200 in education stipends.

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2020 Delaware State Parks annual pass

Get Ready for Summer 2020!

2020 annual passes and surf tag permits are now on sale online, at 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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Summer camps offer adventure for kids from 4 to 17

Sign up for Summer Camps

Summer is just around the corner, and so are summer camps! Delaware State Parks offers day camps statewide for children ages 4-17. From mountain biking and rock climbing to seaside adventures and historic explorations, we have exciting summer adventures for everyone.

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