Delaware State Parks - Your outdoor adventure starts here

YOUR OUTDOOR ADVENTURE STARTS HERE...


Surf-fishing vehicle on the beach

Off-Peak Surf-Fishing Pilot Program To Launch Late May

A new off-peak pilot program allowing drive-on surf fishing access on weekdays and during the off-season launches in late May. Vouchers to purchase regular-season 2021 surf-fishing permits have all been distributed.

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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 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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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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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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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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