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.

Upcoming Paddling Programs at Brandywine Creek State Park

There are currently no canoe/kayak events scheduled at Brandywine Creek State Park.

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.

Upcoming Paddling Programs at Cape Henlopen State Park

There are currently no canoe/kayak events scheduled at Cape Henlopen.

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.

Upcoming Paddling Programs at Delaware Seashore State Park

Introduction to Kayaking

Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 9:30 AM

Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak, to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife-viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $35 per person

Add to Calendar 7/27/2021 9:30:00 AM 7/27/2021 11:45:00 AM America/New_York Introduction to Kayaking Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak, to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife-viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $35 per person Delaware Seashore State Park
Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove

Wednesday, July 28, 2021, 9:30 AM

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attemping this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $35 per person

Add to Calendar 7/28/2021 9:30:00 AM 7/28/2021 11:45:00 AM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attemping this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $35 per person Delaware Seashore State Park
Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove

Wednesday, August 4, 2021, 9:30 AM

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attemping this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $35 per person

Add to Calendar 8/4/2021 9:30:00 AM 8/4/2021 11:45:00 AM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attemping this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $35 per person Delaware Seashore State Park
Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove

Thursday, August 5, 2021, 9:30 AM

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attemping this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $35 per person

Add to Calendar 8/5/2021 9:30:00 AM 8/5/2021 11:45:00 AM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attemping this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $35 per person Delaware Seashore State Park
Introduction to Kayaking

Friday, August 6, 2021, 9:30 AM

Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak, to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife-viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $35 per person

Add to Calendar 8/6/2021 9:30:00 AM 8/6/2021 11:45:00 AM America/New_York Introduction to Kayaking Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak, to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife-viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $35 per person Delaware Seashore State Park
Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove

Saturday, August 7, 2021, 9:30 AM

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attemping this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $35 per person

Add to Calendar 8/7/2021 9:30:00 AM 8/7/2021 11:45:00 AM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attemping this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $35 per person Delaware Seashore State Park
Introduction to Kayaking

Tuesday, August 10, 2021, 9:30 AM

Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak, to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife-viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $35 per person

Add to Calendar 8/10/2021 9:30:00 AM 8/10/2021 11:45:00 AM America/New_York Introduction to Kayaking Interested in trying one of our kayak tours, but don't have much paddling experience? We're here to help! Our ACA-trained staff will teach you the basics, from safely getting in and out of a kayak, to different maneuvers out on the water. Program includes a shortened eco-tour with great wildlife-viewing. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $35 per person Delaware Seashore State Park
Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove

Wednesday, August 11, 2021, 9:30 AM

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attemping this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $35 per person

Add to Calendar 8/11/2021 9:30:00 AM 8/11/2021 11:45:00 AM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attemping this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $35 per person Delaware Seashore State Park
Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove

Thursday, August 12, 2021, 9:30 AM

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attemping this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $35 per person

Add to Calendar 8/12/2021 9:30:00 AM 8/12/2021 11:45:00 AM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attemping this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $35 per person Delaware Seashore State Park
Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove

Thursday, August 19, 2021, 9:30 AM

*Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attemping this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $35 per person

Add to Calendar 8/19/2021 9:30:00 AM 8/19/2021 11:45:00 AM America/New_York Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove *Previous paddling experience required* Paddle a sit-on-top kayak through the marshes of Rehoboth Bay for a unique glimpse of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station. Along this 2.5-mile journey, park naturalists will identify the wildlife that make up this dynamic ecosystem, including the only nesting colony of Laughing Gulls in Delaware. Pre-registration required. Ages 13 and up; under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Participants must bring a bottle of water and wear closed-toe shoes. If you do not have any prior paddling experience, we highly recommend signing up for our Introduction to Kayaking program before attemping this tour. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. To register after that, call 302-227-6991. $35 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Fenwick Island - Kayaks and Canoes

Kayak and Canoe Rentals: Coastal Kayak

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

Upcoming Paddling Programs at Fenwick Island State Park

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

Upcoming Paddling Programs at Lums Pond State Park

Sunset Kayak Tours

Thursday, July 29, 2021, 7:00 PM

Join us for a guided tour of the largest freshwater pond in the state, with the sun setting it is a perfect time for viewing wildlife and taking in the beautiful scenery to unwind. Previous paddling experience is required. Open to participants 14 years and older. (With a parent or guardian). Only tandem kayaks available so program registration is for two paddlers. $35 per kayak. Register online at the link below.

Add to Calendar 7/29/2021 7:00:00 PM 7/29/2021 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Sunset Kayak Tours Join us for a guided tour of the largest freshwater pond in the state, with the sun setting it is a perfect time for viewing wildlife and taking in the beautiful scenery to unwind. Previous paddling experience is required. Open to participants 14 years and older. (With a parent or guardian). Only tandem kayaks available so program registration is for two paddlers. $35 per kayak. Register online at the link below. Lums Pond State Park
Sunset Kayak Tours

Thursday, August 12, 2021, 7:00 PM

Join us for a guided tour of the largest freshwater pond in the state, with the sun setting it is a perfect time for viewing wildlife and taking in the beautiful scenery to unwind. Previous paddling experience is required. Open to participants 14 years and older. (With a parent or guardian). Only tandem kayaks available so program registration is for two paddlers. $35 per kayak. Register online at the link below.

Add to Calendar 8/12/2021 7:00:00 PM 8/12/2021 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Sunset Kayak Tours Join us for a guided tour of the largest freshwater pond in the state, with the sun setting it is a perfect time for viewing wildlife and taking in the beautiful scenery to unwind. Previous paddling experience is required. Open to participants 14 years and older. (With a parent or guardian). Only tandem kayaks available so program registration is for two paddlers. $35 per kayak. Register online at the link below. Lums Pond State Park
Sunset Kayak Tours

Thursday, August 26, 2021, 7:00 PM

Join us for a guided tour of the largest freshwater pond in the state, with the sun setting it is a perfect time for viewing wildlife and taking in the beautiful scenery to unwind. Previous paddling experience is required. Open to participants 14 years and older. (With a parent or guardian). Only tandem kayaks available so program registration is for two paddlers. $35 per kayak. Register online at the link below.

Add to Calendar 8/26/2021 7:00:00 PM 8/26/2021 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Sunset Kayak Tours Join us for a guided tour of the largest freshwater pond in the state, with the sun setting it is a perfect time for viewing wildlife and taking in the beautiful scenery to unwind. Previous paddling experience is required. Open to participants 14 years and older. (With a parent or guardian). Only tandem kayaks available so program registration is for two paddlers. $35 per kayak. Register online at the link below. Lums Pond State Park

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.

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.

Upcoming Paddling Programs at Killens Pond State Park

Evening Kayak Paddle

Thursday, August 12, 2021, 7:00 PM

Summer fun is yours on a guided kayak tour! You will get wet and muddy. Closed-toed shoes are required, and old clothes are recommended. For ages 13+. Previous paddling experience recommended; must be comfortable paddling. Don't forget your water and flashlight. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Pre- registration and pre-payment are required for all kayak programs; call 302- 284-4299. $20 per paddler

Add to Calendar 8/12/2021 7:00:00 PM 8/12/2021 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Evening Kayak Paddle Summer fun is yours on a guided kayak tour! You will get wet and muddy. Closed-toed shoes are required, and old clothes are recommended. For ages 13+. Previous paddling experience recommended; must be comfortable paddling. Don't forget your water and flashlight. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Pre- registration and pre-payment are required for all kayak programs; call 302- 284-4299. $20 per paddler Killens Pond State Park
Evening Kayak Paddle

Thursday, August 26, 2021, 7:00 PM

Summer fun is yours on a guided kayak tour! You will get wet and muddy. Closed-toed shoes are required, and old clothes are recommended. For ages 13+. Previous paddling experience recommended; must be comfortable paddling. Don't forget your water and flashlight. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Pre- registration and pre-payment are required for all kayak programs; call 302- 284-4299. $20 per paddler

Add to Calendar 8/26/2021 7:00:00 PM 8/26/2021 9:00:00 PM America/New_York Evening Kayak Paddle Summer fun is yours on a guided kayak tour! You will get wet and muddy. Closed-toed shoes are required, and old clothes are recommended. For ages 13+. Previous paddling experience recommended; must be comfortable paddling. Don't forget your water and flashlight. Kayak programs are weather permitting. Pre- registration and pre-payment are required for all kayak programs; call 302- 284-4299. $20 per paddler Killens Pond State Park

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

Kayak and Canoe Rentals: Delaware State Parks

Boat Rental Hours of Operation

Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day:

  • 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday – Thursday. Last rental at 5 p.m.
  • 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Friday – Sunday. Last rental at 6 p.m.

May 1 through 20, 2020 and September 7 through October 18, 2020:

  • 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Monday – Thursday. Self-registration at camp store. Last rental at 2:30 p.m.
  • 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Fridays. Self-registration at camp store. Last rental at 5 p.m.
  • 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday + Sunday. Last rental at 5 p.m.

October 19, 2020 through April 30, 2021:

  • Closed

Upcoming Paddling Programs at Trap Pond State Park

There are currently no canoe/kayak/pontoon boat events currently scheduled Trap Pond.