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CAPE HENLOPEN STATE PARK


Special Notice 1/18/19

DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation announced today that a section of Cape Henlopen State Park will be closed to accommodate a managed deer hunt taking place Thursday, Jan. 24.

About the Park

When the current lands of the state of Delaware were granted to William Penn sometime after 1682, Penn proclaimed that Cape Henlopen and its natural resources were to be for the common usage of the citizens of Lewes and Sussex County, thus establishing some of the nation's first "public lands." It has remained in the public domain ever since, playing a major role in local shipping and in the nation's military history. The historic Henlopen Lighthouse no longer helps to guide vessels through the treacherous bay waters, but the two stone "breakwaters" barriers off the point of the Cape, completed in 1869 and 1901, still form a safe harbor for boats during rough seas. As a Delaware state park, Cape Henlopen remains in the public domain.

Water, Beaches, and Trails

Cape Henlopen's beaches attract thousands of visitors who enjoy everything from ocean swimming, boating, fishing, and kayaking to clamming, paddle-boarding and wind-surfing. But Cape Henlopen offers more than just the ocean and bays. The park's premiere trails offer hiking and biking exploration.

A designated swimming beach, accessible from the Lewes entrance to the park, provides lifeguard patrols between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day (schedule may vary depending on staff availability).

Mobi-Mat equipment, consisting of three 30-foot mats allowing those in wheelchairs and power chairs to access the beach from the boardwalk, is also available at this location.

Camping and Cabins

Cape Henlopen's campground, set among pine-covered dunes, now includes 2-point hookups, 100-amp service on several sites, and sites to accommodate larger rigs. Twenty walk-in tent sites lie adjacent to the Waking Dunes Trail. Twelve camping cabins -- two-room individual cabins that offer an outdoor spigot and fire ring for cooking and share a communal bath house -- offer an economical alternative for vacationing at the beach. Visit our Reservations section for camping information and pricing.

Fort Miles Museum and Historical Area

During World War II, the Delaware River was a chief priority for defense planners because of the access it afforded to the giant trade centers of Wilmington, Philadelphia, and beyond. Fort Miles, located in what is now Cape Henlopen State Park, was a key piece of the nation's coastal defense at that time. Visit the Fort Miles page in our Attractions section for information about programs and tours.

Seaside Nature Center

The centerpiece of the newly-renovated Seaside Nature Center is a 495-gallon two-level touch tank, complete with viewing windows that allow visitors to see stingrays, horseshoe crabs and other species in the tank while they’re underwater. The nature center also features five 1,000-gallon tanks with local fish, exhibits that explain the different habitats within the park, a live Osprey cam (April through August), and a gift shop. A wide selection of activities and programs for children and adults are led by Seaside Nature Center staff each week.

Nature Center Hours

  • Mid-June through Labor Day
  • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
  • Fall and Spring
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
  • November through March
  • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday
  • Closed Monday and Tuesday

Borrow-A-Bike Program

Free bikes are available at the Seaside Nature Center on a first-come, first-served basis, weather permitting, for 2 hours at a time, Bikes must remain within the park and stay on the paved bike trail. For more information, call the nature center. The Borrow-A-Bike Program is a project of the Friends of Cape Henlopen.

Available 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily on days when the nature center is open

Nature Preserve

Beach Plum Island Nature Preserve – Washover Barrier Spit provides the only publicly owned wild beach in Delaware incorporating dune and marsh habitat as it lies between the Delaware Bay and the Broadkill River. A portion of beachfront allows surf fishing and pedestrian use however, a majority of the Preserve is off limits to human activity for the purpose of wildlife conservation. It provides important habitat for horseshow crab spawning and shorebird feeding in the spring.

Amenities: Linear Trail on river side (pedestrian only). Parking lot, limited access to beach and Broadkill River.

Acreage: 127 acres

Upcoming Events

Spring Migration Bird Walks

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

8 a.m.

Search the park for birds on their spring migration. Each walkwill target current birding hot spots. For beginning and intermediate birders.Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. FREEPrograms with paid park entrance fee.

Add to Calendar 4/23/2019 8:00:00 AM 4/23/2019 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Spring Migration Bird Walks Search the park for birds on their spring migration. Each walkwill target current birding hot spots. For beginning and intermediate birders.Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. FREEPrograms with paid park entrance fee. Cape Henlopen State Park

Cape in Bloom

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

11 a.m.

Walk the trails in search of spring flowers and other signs ofplants in action. Dress to explore outside. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Limit 20.Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852. FREE with paid park entrance fee

Add to Calendar 4/24/2019 11:00:00 AM 4/24/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Cape in Bloom Walk the trails in search of spring flowers and other signs ofplants in action. Dress to explore outside. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Limit 20.Pre-registration recommended by calling (302) 645-6852. FREE with paid park entrance fee Cape Henlopen State Park

Feeding Frenzy

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

2 p.m.

School’s never out for our aquarium fishes. Watch them chow downand find out what they eat. For ages 5 and up with an adult. FREE with paid park entrance fee.

Add to Calendar 4/24/2019 2:00:00 PM 4/24/2019 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Feeding Frenzy School’s never out for our aquarium fishes. Watch them chow downand find out what they eat. For ages 5 and up with an adult. FREE with paid park entrance fee. Cape Henlopen State Park

Squid Dissection

Thursday, April 25, 2019

11 a.m.

Explore the ins and outs of a squid through a hands-on dissection!Learn about the squid’s world and see how its body is similar to yours. Forages 7 and older with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required bycalling (302) 645-6852. $5 per personAlso offered on April 25

Add to Calendar 4/25/2019 11:00:00 AM 4/25/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Squid Dissection Explore the ins and outs of a squid through a hands-on dissection!Learn about the squid’s world and see how its body is similar to yours. Forages 7 and older with a paying adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required bycalling (302) 645-6852. $5 per personAlso offered on April 25 Cape Henlopen State Park

Feeding Frenzy

Thursday, April 25, 2019

2 p.m.

School’s never out for our aquarium fishes. Watch them chow downand find out what they eat. For ages 5 and up with an adult. FREE with paid park entrance fee.

Add to Calendar 4/25/2019 2:00:00 PM 4/25/2019 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Feeding Frenzy School’s never out for our aquarium fishes. Watch them chow downand find out what they eat. For ages 5 and up with an adult. FREE with paid park entrance fee. Cape Henlopen State Park

Spring Time for Reptiles

Friday, April 26, 2019

11 a.m.

Spring finds many of our local snakes and turtles on the move.Discover which reptiles share our many habitats of Cape Henlopen during thisindoor program with live animals. For ages 5 and older with a paying adult.Limit 40. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $3per person

Add to Calendar 4/26/2019 11:00:00 AM 4/26/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Spring Time for Reptiles Spring finds many of our local snakes and turtles on the move.Discover which reptiles share our many habitats of Cape Henlopen during thisindoor program with live animals. For ages 5 and older with a paying adult.Limit 40. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $3per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Feeding Frenzy

Friday, April 26, 2019

2 p.m.

School’s never out for our aquarium fishes. Watch them chow downand find out what they eat. For ages 5 and up with an adult. FREE with paid park entrance fee.

Add to Calendar 4/26/2019 2:00:00 PM 4/26/2019 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Feeding Frenzy School’s never out for our aquarium fishes. Watch them chow downand find out what they eat. For ages 5 and up with an adult. FREE with paid park entrance fee. Cape Henlopen State Park

Delaware Goes to War

Saturday, April 27, 2019

10 a.m.

On May 8, 1945 the allies declared victory in Europe in World War II. Fort Miles will celebrate the victory in our annual living history event. See firing demonstrations, learn about garrison life at Fort Miles, see guest speakers, hear live music, and watch a recreation of the surrender of U-858. The Fort Miles Museum will be open for $5 per person. For more information call (302) 644-5007.

Add to Calendar 4/27/2019 10:00:00 AM 4/27/2019 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Delaware Goes to War On May 8, 1945 the allies declared victory in Europe in World War II. Fort Miles will celebrate the victory in our annual living history event. See firing demonstrations, learn about garrison life at Fort Miles, see guest speakers, hear live music, and watch a recreation of the surrender of U-858. The Fort Miles Museum will be open for $5 per person. For more information call (302) 644-5007. Cape Henlopen State Park

Feeding Frenzy

Saturday, April 27, 2019

2 p.m.

Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed thestingrays in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE

Add to Calendar 4/27/2019 2:00:00 PM 4/27/2019 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Feeding Frenzy Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed thestingrays in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Spring Migration Bird Walks

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

8 a.m.

Search the park for birds on their spring migration. Each walkwill target current birding hot spots. For beginning and intermediate birders.Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. FREEPrograms with paid park entrance fee.

Add to Calendar 4/30/2019 8:00:00 AM 4/30/2019 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Spring Migration Bird Walks Search the park for birds on their spring migration. Each walkwill target current birding hot spots. For beginning and intermediate birders.Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. FREEPrograms with paid park entrance fee. Cape Henlopen State Park

Discover Battery 519

Friday, May 3, 2019

11 a.m.

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 5/3/2019 11:00:00 AM 5/3/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Discover Battery 519

Friday, May 3, 2019

2 p.m.

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 5/3/2019 2:00:00 PM 5/3/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

An Evening wiht Horseshoe Crabs

Friday, May 3, 2019

7 p.m.

Witness one of nature’s amazing scenes, as horseshoe crabs paradeup and down our beaches during their nesting season. We will explore the baybeach and uncover their mysterious lives. Dress to explore outside. For ages 7and older with an adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302)645-6852. $5per person  Also offered on May 17

Add to Calendar 5/3/2019 7:00:00 PM 5/3/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York An Evening wiht Horseshoe Crabs Witness one of nature’s amazing scenes, as horseshoe crabs paradeup and down our beaches during their nesting season. We will explore the baybeach and uncover their mysterious lives. Dress to explore outside. For ages 7and older with an adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302)645-6852. $5per person  Also offered on May 17 Cape Henlopen State Park

Discover Battery 519

Saturday, May 4, 2019

11 a.m.

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 5/4/2019 11:00:00 AM 5/4/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Feeding Frenzy

Saturday, May 4, 2019

2 p.m.

Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed thestingrays in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE

Add to Calendar 5/4/2019 2:00:00 PM 5/4/2019 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Feeding Frenzy Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed thestingrays in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Truckin' Through History

Saturday, May 4, 2019

2 p.m.

Take a ride on an historic WWII troop carrying truck as we tour the park looking at some of the lesser-known remains of Fort Miles. Tours meet at the Biden Center, and tickets go on sale at the Fort Miles Orientation Building each Saturday morning on a first-come, first serve basis. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Maximum of four tickets per group. Limit 12 per ride. $8 per person

Add to Calendar 5/4/2019 2:00:00 PM 5/4/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Truckin' Through History Take a ride on an historic WWII troop carrying truck as we tour the park looking at some of the lesser-known remains of Fort Miles. Tours meet at the Biden Center, and tickets go on sale at the Fort Miles Orientation Building each Saturday morning on a first-come, first serve basis. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Maximum of four tickets per group. Limit 12 per ride. $8 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Spring Migration Bird Walks

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

8 a.m.

Search the park for birds on their spring migration. Each walkwill target current birding hot spots. For beginning and intermediate birders.Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. FREEPrograms with paid park entrance fee.

Add to Calendar 5/7/2019 8:00:00 AM 5/7/2019 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Spring Migration Bird Walks Search the park for birds on their spring migration. Each walkwill target current birding hot spots. For beginning and intermediate birders.Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. FREEPrograms with paid park entrance fee. Cape Henlopen State Park

Discover Battery 519

Friday, May 10, 2019

11 a.m.

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 5/10/2019 11:00:00 AM 5/10/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Discover Battery 519

Friday, May 10, 2019

2 p.m.

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 5/10/2019 2:00:00 PM 5/10/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Cold War Bike Tour

Saturday, May 11, 2019

10:30 a.m.

Ride along with a park historian to see the Cold War relics in Cape Henlopen. Hear tales of Doomsday ships, spies, Soviet submarine tracking and more. Please bring your own bike. For ages 10 and older with an adult. Limit 20. Please call (302) 644-5007 to pre-register. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 5/11/2019 10:30:00 AM 5/11/2019 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Cold War Bike Tour Ride along with a park historian to see the Cold War relics in Cape Henlopen. Hear tales of Doomsday ships, spies, Soviet submarine tracking and more. Please bring your own bike. For ages 10 and older with an adult. Limit 20. Please call (302) 644-5007 to pre-register. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Discover Battery 519

Saturday, May 11, 2019

11 a.m.

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 5/11/2019 11:00:00 AM 5/11/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Ospreys Return!

Saturday, May 11, 2019

11 a.m.

Celebrate bird migration by following the exploits of our own osprey cam birds. Find out where they spent their winter and why they return. We’ll start inside, then look for these seahawks in the park. Dress to explore outside. For ages 7 and older with an adult Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. FREE with paid park entrance fee

Add to Calendar 5/11/2019 11:00:00 AM 5/11/2019 12:30:00 PM America/New_York Ospreys Return! Celebrate bird migration by following the exploits of our own osprey cam birds. Find out where they spent their winter and why they return. We’ll start inside, then look for these seahawks in the park. Dress to explore outside. For ages 7 and older with an adult Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. FREE with paid park entrance fee Cape Henlopen State Park

Discovery Battery 519

Saturday, May 11, 2019

2 p.m.

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 5/11/2019 2:00:00 PM 5/11/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discovery Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Feeding Frenzy

Saturday, May 11, 2019

2 p.m.

Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed thestingrays in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE

Add to Calendar 5/11/2019 2:00:00 PM 5/11/2019 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Feeding Frenzy Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed thestingrays in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Spring Migration Bird Walks

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

8 a.m.

Search the park for birds on their spring migration. Each walkwill target current birding hot spots. For beginning and intermediate birders.Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. FREEPrograms with paid park entrance fee.

Add to Calendar 5/14/2019 8:00:00 AM 5/14/2019 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Spring Migration Bird Walks Search the park for birds on their spring migration. Each walkwill target current birding hot spots. For beginning and intermediate birders.Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. FREEPrograms with paid park entrance fee. Cape Henlopen State Park

Discover Battery 519

Friday, May 17, 2019

11 a.m.

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 5/17/2019 11:00:00 AM 5/17/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Discover Battery 519

Friday, May 17, 2019

2 p.m.

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 5/17/2019 2:00:00 PM 5/17/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

An Evening with Horseshoe Crabs

Friday, May 17, 2019

7 p.m.

Witness one of nature’s amazing scenes, as horseshoe crabs parade up and down our beaches during their nesting season. We will explore the bay beach and uncover their mysterious lives. Dress to explore outside. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $5 per person  

Add to Calendar 5/17/2019 7:00:00 PM 5/17/2019 8:00:00 PM America/New_York An Evening with Horseshoe Crabs Witness one of nature’s amazing scenes, as horseshoe crabs parade up and down our beaches during their nesting season. We will explore the bay beach and uncover their mysterious lives. Dress to explore outside. For ages 7 and older with an adult. Limit 20. Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $5 per person   Cape Henlopen State Park

Discover Battery 519

Saturday, May 18, 2019

11 a.m.

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 5/18/2019 11:00:00 AM 5/18/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Truckin' Through History

Saturday, May 18, 2019

2 p.m.

Take a ride on an historic WWII troop carrying truck as we tour the park looking at some of the lesser-known remains of Fort Miles. Tours meet at the Biden Center, and tickets go on sale at the Fort Miles Orientation Building each Saturday morning on a first-come, first serve basis. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Maximum of four tickets per group. Limit 12 per ride. $8 per person

Add to Calendar 5/18/2019 2:00:00 PM 5/18/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Truckin' Through History Take a ride on an historic WWII troop carrying truck as we tour the park looking at some of the lesser-known remains of Fort Miles. Tours meet at the Biden Center, and tickets go on sale at the Fort Miles Orientation Building each Saturday morning on a first-come, first serve basis. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Maximum of four tickets per group. Limit 12 per ride. $8 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Feeding Frenzy

Saturday, May 18, 2019

2 p.m.

Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed thestingrays in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE

Add to Calendar 5/18/2019 2:00:00 PM 5/18/2019 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Feeding Frenzy Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed thestingrays in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Spring Migration Bird Walks

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

8 a.m.

Search the park for birds on their spring migration. Each walkwill target current birding hot spots. For beginning and intermediate birders.Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. FREEPrograms with paid park entrance fee.

Add to Calendar 5/21/2019 8:00:00 AM 5/21/2019 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Spring Migration Bird Walks Search the park for birds on their spring migration. Each walkwill target current birding hot spots. For beginning and intermediate birders.Bring your binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. FREEPrograms with paid park entrance fee. Cape Henlopen State Park

Discover Battery 519

Friday, May 24, 2019

11 a.m.

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 5/24/2019 11:00:00 AM 5/24/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Discover Battery 519

Friday, May 24, 2019

2 p.m.

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 5/24/2019 2:00:00 PM 5/24/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Seining Delaware Bay

Saturday, May 25, 2019

9 a.m.

Collect fish and crabs with a seine net and discover who’s usingDelaware Bay as a nursery. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with a paying adult. Limit 30. NoReservations. Tickets available at the Nature Center the day of with a maximumof six per person.    $5 perperson  

Add to Calendar 5/25/2019 9:00:00 AM 5/25/2019 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Seining Delaware Bay Collect fish and crabs with a seine net and discover who’s usingDelaware Bay as a nursery. Dress to get wet and wear secure shoes, no flip-flops. For ages 5 and older with a paying adult. Limit 30. NoReservations. Tickets available at the Nature Center the day of with a maximumof six per person.    $5 perperson   Cape Henlopen State Park

Discover Battery 519

Saturday, May 25, 2019

11 a.m.

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 5/25/2019 11:00:00 AM 5/25/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Discovery Battery 519

Saturday, May 25, 2019

2 p.m.

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 5/25/2019 2:00:00 PM 5/25/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discovery Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Feeding Frenzy

Saturday, May 25, 2019

2 p.m.

Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed thestingrays in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE

Add to Calendar 5/25/2019 2:00:00 PM 5/25/2019 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Feeding Frenzy Witness the different ways our local fish eat as we feed thestingrays in the touch tank and the other fish in the nature center aquariums. FREE Cape Henlopen State Park

Campfire Program: Night Sounds

Saturday, May 25, 2019

7 p.m.

Listen up and find out who’s calling and why after the sun goesdown. Bring marshmallows and sticks for roasting after the program! Bringfolding chairs, limited seating provided. Recommended for ages 5 and up with anadult. Meet at the campground amphitheater. Call 302-645-6852 for more information.FREE with paid park entrance fee

Add to Calendar 5/25/2019 7:00:00 PM 5/25/2019 7:30:00 PM America/New_York Campfire Program: Night Sounds Listen up and find out who’s calling and why after the sun goesdown. Bring marshmallows and sticks for roasting after the program! Bringfolding chairs, limited seating provided. Recommended for ages 5 and up with anadult. Meet at the campground amphitheater. Call 302-645-6852 for more information.FREE with paid park entrance fee Cape Henlopen State Park

Battery 519 Lantern Tour

Saturday, May 25, 2019

8 p.m.

In 1943, World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light and learn about U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress, and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. For ages 10 and older with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 5/25/2019 8:00:00 PM 5/25/2019 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Battery 519 Lantern Tour In 1943, World War II was in full swing, but it was much different than anticipated. Tour Battery 519 by lantern light and learn about U-boats on the prowl, sailors in distress, and what World War II turned out to be for soldiers stationed at Fort Miles. For ages 10 and older with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Dolphin Watch

Sunday, May 26, 2019

9:30 a.m.

Bottlenose dolphins return to our waters every spring. Discoverwhy they come back and go on a guided search from shore. For ages 5 and up witha paying adult. Limit 20.Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $2 per person

Add to Calendar 5/26/2019 9:30:00 AM 5/26/2019 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Dolphin Watch Bottlenose dolphins return to our waters every spring. Discoverwhy they come back and go on a guided search from shore. For ages 5 and up witha paying adult. Limit 20.Pre-registration required by calling (302) 645-6852. $2 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Discover Battery 519

Friday, May 31, 2019

11 a.m.

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 5/31/2019 11:00:00 AM 5/31/2019 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Discover Battery 519

Friday, May 31, 2019

2 p.m.

Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 5/31/2019 2:00:00 PM 5/31/2019 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Discover Battery 519 Construction of Battery 519 began in 1941 under the threat of war. Tour the battery to learn what the threats were and how Fort Miles planned to defend the United States from them. For ages 7 and up with a paying adult. Limit 30. Pre-registration is required by calling (302) 644-5007. $5 per person Cape Henlopen State Park

Wild About Cape

Monday, June 17, 2019

9 a.m.

Get in touch with your “wild” side as we check out the beach and other nature places in the park.

Add to Calendar 6/17/2019 12:00:00 AM 6/21/2019 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Wild About Cape Get in touch with your “wild” side as we check out the beach and other nature places in the park. Cape Henlopen State Park

Digging Cape

Monday, June 24, 2019

9 a.m.

Discover the mysteries of the land and the shore from the ground up as we “dig” into the nature of our habitats.

Add to Calendar 6/24/2019 12:00:00 AM 6/28/2019 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Digging Cape Discover the mysteries of the land and the shore from the ground up as we “dig” into the nature of our habitats. Cape Henlopen State Park

Buggin Out

Monday, July 1, 2019

9 a.m.

Buzz around the park exploring for insects and their buggy world.

Add to Calendar 7/1/2019 12:00:00 AM 7/3/2019 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Buggin Out Buzz around the park exploring for insects and their buggy world. Cape Henlopen State Park

Operation Fort Miles

Monday, July 8, 2019

9 a.m.

Experience Fort Miles history and develop the skills you need to complete the final rescue mission.

Add to Calendar 7/8/2019 12:00:00 AM 7/12/2019 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Operation Fort Miles Experience Fort Miles history and develop the skills you need to complete the final rescue mission. Cape Henlopen State Park

Cape Adventurers

Monday, July 15, 2019

9 a.m.

Uncover the secrets of the park through nature and historical adventures!

Add to Calendar 7/15/2019 12:00:00 AM 7/19/2019 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Cape Adventurers Uncover the secrets of the park through nature and historical adventures! Cape Henlopen State Park

Calling All Creatures

Monday, July 22, 2019

9 a.m.

Experience Cape Henlopen like animals do! Track their movements, listen to their calls, and view their home through “animal” eyes.

Add to Calendar 7/22/2019 12:00:00 AM 7/26/2019 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Calling All Creatures Experience Cape Henlopen like animals do! Track their movements, listen to their calls, and view their home through “animal” eyes. Cape Henlopen State Park

Park Adventurers

Monday, July 29, 2019

9 a.m.

Venture back in history and into our local habitats with a team of fellow explorers.

Add to Calendar 7/29/2019 12:00:00 AM 8/2/2019 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Park Adventurers Venture back in history and into our local habitats with a team of fellow explorers. Cape Henlopen State Park

Weird Cape!

Monday, August 5, 2019

9 a.m.

Find out about some of the weird and odd animals that adapt to the Cape Henlopen ecosystem.

Add to Calendar 8/5/2019 12:00:00 AM 8/9/2019 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Weird Cape! Find out about some of the weird and odd animals that adapt to the Cape Henlopen ecosystem. Cape Henlopen State Park

Claws and Paws

Monday, August 12, 2019

9 a.m.

Adventure in the park in search of how animals move and get their food.

Add to Calendar 8/12/2019 12:00:00 AM 8/16/2019 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Claws and Paws Adventure in the park in search of how animals move and get their food. Cape Henlopen State Park

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