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Young couple at Lums Pond State Park

#OPT Outside With Us

The day after Thanksgiving is the perfect day to #OPTOutside! The movement that REI started back in 2015 continues, encouraging us to leave behind the consumer mindset and instead spend our time outdoors! Delaware State Parks is a proud supporter of #OptOutside and is waiving all park entrance fees on Friday, November 27.

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. Get away for a socially-distanced stay at a Delaware State Parks campground and relax - Mother Nature has got you covered!

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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 are being offered on a limited basis.

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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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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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Youth Conservation Corps volunteers eradicating invasive species

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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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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