Paddle Fest at Delaware Seashore State Park

Canoes, Kayaks + Paddle Boats


Brandywine Creek - Kayaks and Canoes

Launch at Brandywine River Museum on Route 1 in Chadds Ford, PA or at Brandywine Creek State Park from the Thompson Bridge Day Use Parking Area

Extreme low or high water levels may limit creek access. If paddling below Thompson Bridge parking area, use extreme caution at Rockland Dam and other downstream dams.


There are currently no canoe/kayak events scheduled at this location.

Cape Henlopen - Kayaks and Canoes

Kayak and Canoe Rentals: Quest Kayak

Note: Rental fees listed on this page are not valid for this location. Visit Quest Kayak for current rental pricing.

Check the weather, wind, and tides. Be aware of currents near the Point and fishing lines near the pier. The Point beaches are closed during the summer months for the protection of nesting shorebirds. Please observe all sign postings and respect wildlife.

Delaware Seashore - Kayaks and Canoes

Launch at the State day use parking areas west of Route 1 and enjoy paddling in the shallow waters of the Rehoboth, Indian River, or Little Assawoman Bays.

Check weather, tides, and wind before launching. Paddlers should avoid the strong tidal currents in the Indian River Inlet.

Kayaking and Canoeing Events

Paddle through Hidden History: The Assawoman Canal

Friday, May 22, 2020, 9:30 AM

Add to Calendar 5/22/2020 9:30:00 AM America/New_York Paddle through Hidden History: The Assawoman Canal The Assawoman canal is a little-known waterway that was dug in the late 19th century to allow boat traffic to travel from Indian River Bay to Little Assawoman Bay, without the need to enter the ocean. It was also the primary means of traveling to Bethany Beach in the early 20th century. Explore this waterway via kayak, along with a park naturalist and a park historian, to learn about its importance in Delaware’s history, and the role it plays in the coastal ecosystem. Previous paddling experience recommended. Pre-registration requiredCall (302)-227-6991 for more detailsAges 13 and up$35 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Paddle through Hidden History: The Assawoman Canal

Friday, May 29, 2020, 9:30 AM

Add to Calendar 5/29/2020 9:30:00 AM America/New_York Paddle through Hidden History: The Assawoman Canal The Assawoman canal is a little-known waterway that was dug in the late 19th century to allow boat traffic to travel from Indian River Bay to Little Assawoman Bay, without the need to enter the ocean. It was also the primary means of traveling to Bethany Beach in the early 20th century. Explore this waterway via kayak, along with a park naturalist and a park historian, to learn about its importance in Delaware’s history, and the role it plays in the coastal ecosystem. Previous paddling experience recommended. Pre-registration requiredCall (302)-227-6991 for more detailsAges 13 and up$35 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Fenwick Island - Kayaks and Canoes

Kayak and Canoe Rentals: Coastal Kayak

Lums Pond - Canoe, Kayak, Pedal Boats

Kayak and Canoe Rentals: Delaware State Parks

Boat Rental Hours of Operation

Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day:

  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday - Friday
  • 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday - Sunday
  • 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays mid August through Labor Day
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Weekends in May and September

Closed October through April

Last Rental 1 hour before closing time

Killens Pond - Canoe, Kayak, Pedal Boats

Kayak and Canoe Rentals: Delaware State Parks

Boat Rental Hours of Operation

Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day:

  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Daily
  • Hours are subject to change and depend upon weather conditions.
  • Please call ahead. (302) 284-4526

Weekends in May, September and mid-October:

  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Last hourly rental is 5pm, last half hour pedal boat rental is 5:30pm. Hours subject to change due to inclement weather.


There are currently no canoe/kayak events scheduled at this location.

Trap Pond - Canoe, Kayak, Pedal Boats, Paddle Boards, Pontoon Boat

Kayak and Canoe Rentals: Delaware State Parks

Boat Rental Hours of Operation for Memorial Day weekend

  • Friday, May 24 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 25 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 26 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Monday, May 27 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Last rental goes out an hour before closing.

Boat Rental Hours of Operation after May 30

  • Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday - Sunday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Last rental goes out an hour before closing.

Canoe, Kayak, Pedal Boats, Paddle Boards, and Pontoon Boat Events

Swamp Canoe Tour

Sunday, April 19, 2020, 10:30 AM

Add to Calendar 4/19/2020 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Swamp Canoe Tour Enjoy an easy two-hour, guided canoe trip of Trap Pond. Look for Great Blue Herons, eagles and other wildlife as we paddle along the pond's edge. Basic instruction will be given at the beginning of the program. $15 per person. Call ahead to register for these trips. 302-875-5163 Trap Pond State Park

Swamp Canoe Tour

Sunday, May 17, 2020, 10:30 AM

Add to Calendar 5/17/2020 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Swamp Canoe Tour Enjoy an easy two-hour, guided canoe trip of Trap Pond. Look for Great Blue Herons, eagles and other wildlife as we paddle along the pond's edge. Basic instruction will be given at the beginning of the program. $15 per person. Call ahead to register for these trips. 302-875-5163 Trap Pond State Park