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Delaware Seashore State Park


Special Update - June 30

New Limits Set for Beaches

In accordance with Gov. Carney’s goal of limiting interactions among people in Delaware’s beach areas to reduce transmission of COVID-19, the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced the following restrictions to be imposed starting on Friday, July 3 and lasting until further notice:

  • The number of vehicles allowed in Cape Henlopen, Delaware Seashore and Fenwick Island state parks will be limited to approximately 60% of the parking capacity. When the 60% capacity is reached, all vehicles will be turned away until vehicle volume within the parks is reduced. Vehicle restrictions may be lifted periodically as volume levels are noticeably reduced within the parks. These limits, which will be enforced at park entrances by DNREC Natural Resources Police, will not be managed based on a “one-in, one-out” policy that would encourage lines of waiting vehicles and people.
  • At Cape Henlopen, when the main gate is closed to additional vehicles based on parking lot capacity, the closure will include vehicles that have arrived at the park for drive-on surf fishing as well.
  • At Delaware Seashore and Fenwick Island surf fishing beaches, NRP officers will monitor the number of vehicles on the beach and will close drive-on beach entrances if vehicles fail to maintain the 20-foot distance between vehicles currently mandated by the Governor’s emergency order.
  • Masks or face coverings are required in bathhouse and concession areas of all three parks and strongly encouraged on the beach as well.
  • Campgrounds and cabin rentals will continue.

Find Your Adventure at Delaware Seashore

Views from the top of the Inidan River Inlet Bridge are spectacular.

See the Views from the Bridge

Walk to the top of the Indian River Inlet bridge for an unforgettable view of where Delaware Seashore all comes together – the Atlantic ocean, Delaware’s inland bays, and miles of undeveloped coastline.

The Indian River Life-Saving Station is located in Delaware Seashore State Park.

Tour the Life-Saving Station

Take a step back in time to tour the Indian River Life-Saving Station and catch a glimpse into the daily lives of the surfmen that patrolled out coasts and performed high seas rescues over 100 years ago.

Delaware Seashore offers a variety of paddling opportunities

Paddle the Bay

Paddle a kayak from Savages Ditch to explore the vast salt marsh islands of Rehoboth Bay and see diamondback terrapins, horseshoe crabs, and a wide variety of nesting birds such as laughing gulls, osprey, snowy egrets, tricolored herons, and glossy ibis.

 

Burtons Island Nature Preserve takes hikers is a top birding location

Go Fish

Partake in a pastime that has become part of Delaware Seashore’s legacy – fishing! Cast your line from one of the marina’s charter boats, from the rock jetties of the inlet, or from the beach itself.

 

 

 

Burtons Island at Delaware Seashore State Park

Discover Burtons Island

Hike through Burton Island Nature Preserve, and experience the changing scenery as you meander from salt marsh to maritime forest habitats.

Surfers enjoying the waves at Delaware Seashore State Park

Superintendent’s Pick: Catch a Wave

Delaware Seashore State Park is a great place for surfing! Grab your board and catch a wave after sunrise at the North Inlet Day Area beach.

About the Park

Delaware Seashore State Park, boasting six miles of ocean and 20 miles of bay shoreline, serves as an important part of the southern Delaware coastline. The dynamic Indian River Inlet connects the Indian River and Rehoboth Bays with the Atlantic Ocean and is the epicenter of the park’s many activities. A beach lies on either side of the inlet, welcoming anglers and beachgoers who stay for the day or overnight at the park’s waterfront campground and cottages. The Indian River Life-Saving Station, built in 1876 for use by the United States Lifesaving Service to respond to shipwrecks, now pays homage to its maritime heritage while doubling as a coastal event space and educational center. The barrier beach and inland bays provide the perfect salt marsh habitat and nesting grounds for birds and terrapins. More than seven miles of trails welcome hikers, bikers and birders.

Park History

Transportation along this barrier island, bounded on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and on the west by Rehoboth Bay and Indian River Bay, was difficult until the Federal government completed construction of two large steel and stone jetties in 1939, stabilizing the Indian River Inlet. The State Park Commission (now the Division of Parks and Recreation) began managing the land as Indian River State Park in 1965, but it didn't become Delaware Seashore State Park until 1967.

Swimming, Surfing Sunbathing

Two ocean swimming areas, patrolled by lifeguards from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily during the summer season, feature modern bathhouses with showers, changing rooms and concession stands. The beach just north of the Inlet is one of the few surfing areas within the park. 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 the Towers Ocean and South Inlet locations.

Camping at the Beach

Two campgrounds, one on each side of the Indian River Inlet, accommodate a variety of camping units, from tents to large recreational vehicles. North Inlet campsites feature three-point hookups (electricity, water, and sewer service), with three-point hookups (electric, water and sewer) and Standard (no hookups) sites, and tent sites available at the South Inlet campground.

Two campgrounds, one on each side of the Indian River Inlet, accommodate a variety of camping units, from tents to large recreational vehicles. North Inlet campsites feature three-point hookups (electricity, water, and sewer service), with three-point hookups (electric, water and sewer) and Standard (no hookups) sites, and tent sites available at the South Inlet campground. Get info about camping at Delaware Seashore.

Indian River Marina

Anglers may try their luck along the banks of the Indian River Inlet or on the ocean beaches, and head boats and charter boats launch out of the full-service Indian River Marina, offering wet slips, fuel docks, boat storage, supplies and more. Visit our Indian River Marina page for hours and information.

Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum

Built in 1876 for use by the United States Lifesaving Service, the full-restored station today features maritime exhibits and historic reenactors who periodically demonstrate turn-of-the-century techniques to rescue sailing ships in distress. Includes a gift shop offering unique coastal and maritime merchandise. Visit our Indian River Life-Saving Station page for hours and information.

Fishing, Clamming and Crabbing

A special access pier at the Indian Inlet allows the elderly and people with disabilities to get close to the fishing action. Clamming and crabbing are permitted in some sections of the bays; please check with the Park Office for open areas. Marked dune crossings allow surf-fishing access for four-wheel drive vehicles on the beach (permits required). Permits are also required for fishing, clamming and crabbing. Click for information about surf fishing permits and fishing licenses. WARNING: The State online automated fishing license system is NOT compatible with mobile devices or iPads and may encounter printing issues with touch screen computers and apple products.

Dining

Located at the South Inlet Day Use Area at Delaware Seashore State Park, Big Chill Beach Club is an oceanfront restaurant and event tent featuring an umbrella deck with breath-taking 360° views of the Atlantic Ocean, Indian River Inlet, and Indian River Bay. The Big Chill Beach Club features casual beach fare from breakfast to dinner, full-service cocktails, wine and beer, an oyster bar and Umbrella Bar, fire pit and hang-out game area, beach amenities for the beach-goers, and catered events for up to 200 people. Open daily April to October, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. A park entry fee is charged March through November.

Bury your toes in the sand tableside at Hammerheads Dockside at the Indian River Marina! This full-service outdoor restaurant offers a fresh, vibrant menu with terrific views of the marina. Features include live music, a full-service bar, free parking, and complementary dockage for boaters (subject to availability). Open daily at 7 a.m. during the summer.

Outdoor Recreation

Hikers and bikers beat the heat on a cool stretch of the Fred Hudson Trail

The shallow bays are perfect for windsurfing and sailing. A non- motorized boat launch provides access for sail boards, kayaks, and boats in the New Road area.

Six different family-friendly trails showcase a variety of habitats for hikers, bikers, or horseback riders, and entertaining and informative programs, such as bay seining and marsh hikes, are held throughout the summer. The park hosts a popular Sandcastle Contest each July, where amateur participants create unique sculptures and castles to compete for prizes.

Independent and Self-Guided Educational Opportunities

Self-Guided Hikes

Our guided hikes have gone digital! Hike the following trails at your leisure. At each of the trailheads, scan the posted QR code with your smart phone, and use your phone’s GPS to track your location along the trail. Educational “pin-drops” will help you discover the area’s natural and cultural resources. Digital trail guides can be found at:

  • Thompson Island Nature Preserve
  • Burton Island Nature Preserve
  • Prickly Pear Trail at Fresh Pond
  • Holts Landing State Park

Museum Audio Tours

Enjoy a self-guided, cell phone audio tour of the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum located at our visitor’s center. Our tour gives detailed stories and history into the daily lives of our surfmen; it’s like having your own tour guide! Learn the history of the U. S. Life-Saving Service, the precursor to the current day U.S. Coast Guard, by visiting this original 1876 shipwreck victims along the coasts of the United States.

  • Wednesday – Friday 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Self-guided tours of the station are $4/adult, $3/senior citizens (62 or older), and $2/child ages six to 12 years old. Children 5 and under are admitted free.

NEW! Take-Home Craft Packets

Social distancing has created some challenges with our ever-popular crafts programs, so we’ve made some take-home packets to do on your own. Available for purchase at the Indian River Life-Saving Station, call (302)-227-6991 for more information.

  • Paint Night: Nautical Flag Art $15
  • Sailor Valentines $10
  • Searching for a Signal $3
  • Shark Discovery $3
  • Crafty Crabs $3

Private Programs

Looking to find out more about park programs for private groups? We provide a variety of programs for ALL ages. We can cater to your staff, scout troop, class, or community group. Call the Indian River-Life Saving Station at (302)-227-6991 and ask for our Programs Coordinator. Private program bookings can be scheduled on the following days:

  • Wednesday – Friday 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Pre-registration required and minimum participation will be required.
  • Prices on programs vary.

Upcoming Events

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

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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

Seining the Bay: Holts Landing

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

2:00 PM

Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Call 302-227-6991 to register.

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Add to Calendar 7/27/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/27/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Holts Landing State Park

Mark Lentz: Holts Landing

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

6:30 PM

Concerts start at 6:30 p.m. Please bring a chair, a mask, and whatever food and drink you would like to enjoy! Park entrance fee in effect.

Add to Calendar 7/27/2021 6:30:00 PM 7/27/2021 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Mark Lentz Concerts start at 6:30 p.m. Please bring a chair, a mask, and whatever food and drink you would like to enjoy! Park entrance fee in effect. Holts Landing State Park

Wild Crab Chase

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

8:30 PM

We're sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Free

Add to Calendar 7/27/2021 8:30:00 PM 7/27/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild Crab Chase We're sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Free 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

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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

Lyle Gun Firing & Museum Tour

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

2:00 PM

Travel back in time to 1876 and the beginnings of the Indian River Life Saving Station. Learn about the lives of surfmen stationed on the coast and hear about their heroic rescues in this interactive program. Discover shipwrecks, drills, and daily struggles of men who called this place home. Top off the tour by watching park staff fire an authentic 1894 Lyle gun. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/28/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/28/2021 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Lyle Gun Firing & Museum Tour Travel back in time to 1876 and the beginnings of the Indian River Life Saving Station. Learn about the lives of surfmen stationed on the coast and hear about their heroic rescues in this interactive program. Discover shipwrecks, drills, and daily struggles of men who called this place home. Top off the tour by watching park staff fire an authentic 1894 Lyle gun. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

6:00 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a Park Interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/28/2021 6:00:00 PM 7/28/2021 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a Park Interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Lantern Tour

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

8:00 PM

Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago.Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station's logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/28/2021 8:00:00 PM 7/28/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tour Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago.Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station's logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wild Crab Chase

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

8:30 PM

We're sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Free

Add to Calendar 7/28/2021 8:30:00 PM 7/28/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild Crab Chase We're sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Free Delaware Seashore State Park

CSI: Coastal Science Investigation

Thursday, July 29, 2021

9:30 AM

Are you in search of something fun AND educational to do with your kids this summer? Explore the dunes and shoreline surrounding the Indian River Life-Saving Station and uncover the truth behind little mysteries you might encounter while exploring Delaware Seashore State Park’s beaches. Ages 4 – 9. Pre-registration required. Chaperones must be included in the headcount. Free

Add to Calendar 7/29/2021 9:30:00 AM 7/29/2021 10:30:00 AM America/New_York CSI: Coastal Science Investigation Are you in search of something fun AND educational to do with your kids this summer? Explore the dunes and shoreline surrounding the Indian River Life-Saving Station and uncover the truth behind little mysteries you might encounter while exploring Delaware Seashore State Park’s beaches. Ages 4 – 9. Pre-registration required. Chaperones must be included in the headcount. Free Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike the Sea Hawk Trail: Holts Landing

Thursday, July 29, 2021

9:30 AM

Hike the Sea Hawk Trail with a naturalist and explore the many habitats within this hidden gem of a park! This 1.3-mile trail meanders through hardwood forest, meadow, salt marsh and freshwater bog habitats. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 7/29/2021 9:30:00 AM 7/29/2021 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike the Sea Hawk Trail Hike the Sea Hawk Trail with a naturalist and explore the many habitats within this hidden gem of a park! This 1.3-mile trail meanders through hardwood forest, meadow, salt marsh and freshwater bog habitats. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person Holts Landing State Park

Crabbing 101

Thursday, July 29, 2021

1:30 PM

Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques, and current Delaware rules & regulations. Then try your hand in catching those tasty crustaceans! Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/29/2021 1:30:00 PM 7/29/2021 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Crabbing 101 Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques, and current Delaware rules & regulations. Then try your hand in catching those tasty crustaceans! Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Hidden History of Delaware Seashore: A Driving Tour

Thursday, July 29, 2021

2:00 PM

If only the dunes could talk, they'd have some fascinating stories to tell! Luckily, our park's historian has uncovered some not-so-well-known stories about how the park has changed over the last century. Hop on the state park bus (or join the caravan in your own car) to visit some iconic sights in the park, as well as some lesser-known areas, and discover the hidden history of Delaware Seashore State Park. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/29/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/29/2021 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Hidden History of Delaware Seashore: A Driving Tour If only the dunes could talk, they'd have some fascinating stories to tell! Luckily, our park's historian has uncovered some not-so-well-known stories about how the park has changed over the last century. Hop on the state park bus (or join the caravan in your own car) to visit some iconic sights in the park, as well as some lesser-known areas, and discover the hidden history of Delaware Seashore State Park. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Night Hike: The Indian River Inlet Bridge

Thursday, July 29, 2021

8:30 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge in all its blue glory! Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/29/2021 8:30:00 PM 7/29/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Night Hike: The Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge in all its blue glory! Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve

Friday, July 30, 2021

9:30 AM

Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/30/2021 9:30:00 AM 7/30/2021 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink!

Friday, July 30, 2021

9:30 AM

Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide participants in a dissection, and at the end of the program, we will write with the squid's pen and ink! Pre-registration required. Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/30/2021 9:30:00 AM 7/30/2021 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink! Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide participants in a dissection, and at the end of the program, we will write with the squid's pen and ink! Pre-registration required. Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Terrapin Talk

Friday, July 30, 2021

11:30 AM

Diamondback terrapins are the most populous turtle species in the park. Learn what challenges they face in the park, what is being done to protect them, and what you can do to help ensure their survival! Pre-registration required. Free

Add to Calendar 7/30/2021 11:30:00 AM 7/30/2021 12:30:00 PM America/New_York Terrapin Talk Diamondback terrapins are the most populous turtle species in the park. Learn what challenges they face in the park, what is being done to protect them, and what you can do to help ensure their survival! Pre-registration required. Free Delaware Seashore State Park

Cruise the Canal

Friday, July 30, 2021

2:00 PM

Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area! Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the State Parks Tour! Tickets start at $28 per person

Add to Calendar 7/30/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/30/2021 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Cruise the Canal Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area! Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the State Parks Tour! Tickets start at $28 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Seining the Bay

Friday, July 30, 2021

2:00 PM

Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/30/2021 2:00:00 PM 7/30/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge

Saturday, July 31, 2021

8:30 AM

Bring your coffee and enjoy the morning ocean breeze as you hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a Park Interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/31/2021 8:30:00 AM 7/31/2021 9:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Bring your coffee and enjoy the morning ocean breeze as you hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a Park Interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Marsh Exploration

Saturday, July 31, 2021

1:30 PM

Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Participants will use hand-held dip nets to collect and identify a variety of marine life. Closed-toe shoes are required to walk through ankle-deep water. Pre-registration required. Ages 5 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 7/31/2021 1:30:00 PM 7/31/2021 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Marsh Exploration Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Participants will use hand-held dip nets to collect and identify a variety of marine life. Closed-toe shoes are required to walk through ankle-deep water. Pre-registration required. Ages 5 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Intro to Surf Fishing

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

9:00 AM

Have you always wanted to try surf fishing but weren’t sure how to get started? If so, this program is for you! Everything from fish identification to proper casting techniques will be covered in this three-hour program. Rods, reels and bait are provided. Ages 12 and up. Those under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $25 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/3/2021 9:00:00 AM 8/3/2021 10:00:00 AM America/New_York Intro to Surf Fishing Have you always wanted to try surf fishing but weren’t sure how to get started? If so, this program is for you! Everything from fish identification to proper casting techniques will be covered in this three-hour program. Rods, reels and bait are provided. Ages 12 and up. Those under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $25 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

9:30 AM

Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/3/2021 9:30:00 AM 8/3/2021 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Seining the Bay: Holts Landing

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

2:00 PM

Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Call 302-227-6991 to register.

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Add to Calendar 8/3/2021 2:00:00 PM 8/3/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Holts Landing State Park

Dixieland Band: Holts Landing

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

6:30 PM

Concerts start at 6:30 p.m. Please bring a chair, a mask, and whatever food and drink you would like to enjoy! Park entrance fee in effect.

Add to Calendar 8/3/2021 6:30:00 PM 8/3/2021 12:00:00 AM America/New_York Dixieland Band Concerts start at 6:30 p.m. Please bring a chair, a mask, and whatever food and drink you would like to enjoy! Park entrance fee in effect. Holts Landing State Park

Wild Crab Chase

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

8:30 PM

We're sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Free

Add to Calendar 8/3/2021 8:30:00 PM 8/3/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild Crab Chase We're sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Free 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

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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

Lyle Gun Firing & Museum Tour - CANCELLED

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

2:00 PM

This program is no longer available, but we have lots of other great programs -- check them out!

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Add to Calendar 8/4/2021 2:00:00 PM 8/4/2021 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Lyle Gun Firing & Museum Tour - CANCELLED This program is no longer available, but we have lots of other great programs -- check them out! Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

6:00 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a Park Interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/4/2021 6:00:00 PM 8/4/2021 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a Park Interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Lantern Tour

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

8:00 PM

Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago.Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station's logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/4/2021 8:00:00 PM 8/4/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tour Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago.Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station's logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wild Crab Chase

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

8:30 PM

We're sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Free

Add to Calendar 8/4/2021 8:30:00 PM 8/4/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild Crab Chase We're sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Free 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

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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

Hike the Sea Hawk Trail: Holts Landing

Thursday, August 5, 2021

9:30 AM

Hike the Sea Hawk Trail with a naturalist and explore the many habitats within this hidden gem of a park! This 1.3-mile trail meanders through hardwood forest, meadow, salt marsh and freshwater bog habitats. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/5/2021 9:30:00 AM 8/5/2021 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike the Sea Hawk Trail Hike the Sea Hawk Trail with a naturalist and explore the many habitats within this hidden gem of a park! This 1.3-mile trail meanders through hardwood forest, meadow, salt marsh and freshwater bog habitats. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person Holts Landing State Park

Crabbing 101

Thursday, August 5, 2021

1:30 PM

Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques, and current Delaware rules & regulations. Then try your hand in catching those tasty crustaceans! Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/5/2021 1:30:00 PM 8/5/2021 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Crabbing 101 Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques, and current Delaware rules & regulations. Then try your hand in catching those tasty crustaceans! Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Hidden History of Delaware Seashore: A Driving Tour

Thursday, August 5, 2021

2:00 PM

If only the dunes could talk, they'd have some fascinating stories to tell! Luckily, our park's historian has uncovered some not-so-well-known stories about how the park has changed over the last century. Hop on the state park bus (or join the caravan in your own car) to visit some iconic sights in the park, as well as some lesser-known areas, and discover the hidden history of Delaware Seashore State Park. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/5/2021 2:00:00 PM 8/5/2021 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Hidden History of Delaware Seashore: A Driving Tour If only the dunes could talk, they'd have some fascinating stories to tell! Luckily, our park's historian has uncovered some not-so-well-known stories about how the park has changed over the last century. Hop on the state park bus (or join the caravan in your own car) to visit some iconic sights in the park, as well as some lesser-known areas, and discover the hidden history of Delaware Seashore State Park. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Night Hike: The Indian River Inlet Bridge

Thursday, August 5, 2021

8:30 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge in all its blue glory! Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/5/2021 8:30:00 PM 8/5/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Night Hike: The Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge in all its blue glory! Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. 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

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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

Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve

Friday, August 6, 2021

9:30 AM

Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/6/2021 9:30:00 AM 8/6/2021 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Cruise the Canal

Friday, August 6, 2021

2:00 PM

Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area! Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the State Parks Tour! Tickets start at $28 per person

Add to Calendar 8/6/2021 2:00:00 PM 8/6/2021 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Cruise the Canal Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area! Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the State Parks Tour! Tickets start at $28 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Seining the Bay

Friday, August 6, 2021

2:00 PM

Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/6/2021 2:00:00 PM 8/6/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge - CANCELLED

Saturday, August 7, 2021

8:30 AM

This program is no longer available, but we have lots of other great programs -- check them out!

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Add to Calendar 8/7/2021 8:30:00 AM 8/7/2021 9:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge - CANCELLED This program is no longer available, but we have lots of other great programs -- check them out! 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

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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

Marsh Exploration

Saturday, August 7, 2021

1:30 PM

Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Participants will use hand-held dip nets to collect and identify a variety of marine life. Closed-toe shoes are required to walk through ankle-deep water. Pre-registration required. Ages 5 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/7/2021 1:30:00 PM 8/7/2021 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Marsh Exploration Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Participants will use hand-held dip nets to collect and identify a variety of marine life. Closed-toe shoes are required to walk through ankle-deep water. Pre-registration required. Ages 5 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. 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

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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

Seining the Bay: Holts Landing

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

2:00 PM

Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Call 302-227-6991 to register.

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Add to Calendar 8/10/2021 2:00:00 PM 8/10/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Holts Landing State Park

The Acoustic Jam: Holts Landing

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

6:30 PM

Concerts start at 6:30 p.m. Please bring a chair, a mask, and whatever food and drink you would like to enjoy! Park entrance fee in effect.

Add to Calendar 8/10/2021 6:30:00 PM 8/10/2021 12:00:00 AM America/New_York The Acoustic Jam Concerts start at 6:30 p.m. Please bring a chair, a mask, and whatever food and drink you would like to enjoy! Park entrance fee in effect. Holts Landing State Park

Wild Crab Chase

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

8:30 PM

We're sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Free

Add to Calendar 8/10/2021 8:30:00 PM 8/10/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild Crab Chase We're sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Free 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

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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

Lyle Gun Firing & Museum Tour

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

2:00 PM

Travel back in time to 1876 and the beginnings of the Indian River Life Saving Station. Learn about the lives of surfmen stationed on the coast and hear about their heroic rescues in this interactive program. Discover shipwrecks, drills, and daily struggles of men who called this place home. Top off the tour by watching park staff fire an authentic 1894 Lyle gun. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/11/2021 2:00:00 PM 8/11/2021 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Lyle Gun Firing & Museum Tour Travel back in time to 1876 and the beginnings of the Indian River Life Saving Station. Learn about the lives of surfmen stationed on the coast and hear about their heroic rescues in this interactive program. Discover shipwrecks, drills, and daily struggles of men who called this place home. Top off the tour by watching park staff fire an authentic 1894 Lyle gun. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

6:00 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a Park Interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/11/2021 6:00:00 PM 8/11/2021 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a Park Interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Lantern Tour

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

8:00 PM

Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago.Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station's logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/11/2021 8:00:00 PM 8/11/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tour Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago.Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station's logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wild Crab Chase

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

8:30 PM

We're sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Free

Add to Calendar 8/11/2021 8:30:00 PM 8/11/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild Crab Chase We're sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Free 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

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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

Hike the Sea Hawk Trail: Holts Landing

Thursday, August 12, 2021

9:30 AM

Hike the Sea Hawk Trail with a naturalist and explore the many habitats within this hidden gem of a park! This 1.3-mile trail meanders through hardwood forest, meadow, salt marsh and freshwater bog habitats. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/12/2021 9:30:00 AM 8/12/2021 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike the Sea Hawk Trail Hike the Sea Hawk Trail with a naturalist and explore the many habitats within this hidden gem of a park! This 1.3-mile trail meanders through hardwood forest, meadow, salt marsh and freshwater bog habitats. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person Holts Landing State Park

Crabbing 101

Thursday, August 12, 2021

1:30 PM

Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques, and current Delaware rules & regulations. Then try your hand in catching those tasty crustaceans! Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/12/2021 1:30:00 PM 8/12/2021 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Crabbing 101 Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques, and current Delaware rules & regulations. Then try your hand in catching those tasty crustaceans! Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Hidden History of Delaware Seashore: A Driving Tour

Thursday, August 12, 2021

2:00 PM

If only the dunes could talk, they'd have some fascinating stories to tell! Luckily, our park's historian has uncovered some not-so-well-known stories about how the park has changed over the last century. Hop on the state park bus (or join the caravan in your own car) to visit some iconic sights in the park, as well as some lesser-known areas, and discover the hidden history of Delaware Seashore State Park. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/12/2021 2:00:00 PM 8/12/2021 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Hidden History of Delaware Seashore: A Driving Tour If only the dunes could talk, they'd have some fascinating stories to tell! Luckily, our park's historian has uncovered some not-so-well-known stories about how the park has changed over the last century. Hop on the state park bus (or join the caravan in your own car) to visit some iconic sights in the park, as well as some lesser-known areas, and discover the hidden history of Delaware Seashore State Park. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Breeches Buoy Rescue Drill Reenactment

Thursday, August 12, 2021

5:30 PM

Experience the Life-Saving Station Museum's PREMIER program! See park staff and volunteers reenact the breeches buoy, a system that allowed surfmen to rescue shipwreck victims from shore. Demonstration includes firing the Lyle gun (a small cannon), and a rescue from the wreck pole. Cost includes museum admission. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Adults $6.50, Seniors and Children $5, Children Under 5 Free. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/12/2021 5:30:00 PM 8/12/2021 6:30:00 PM America/New_York Breeches Buoy Rescue Drill Reenactment Experience the Life-Saving Station Museum's PREMIER program! See park staff and volunteers reenact the breeches buoy, a system that allowed surfmen to rescue shipwreck victims from shore. Demonstration includes firing the Lyle gun (a small cannon), and a rescue from the wreck pole. Cost includes museum admission. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Adults $6.50, Seniors and Children $5, Children Under 5 Free. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Night Hike: The Indian River Inlet Bridge

Thursday, August 12, 2021

8:30 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge in all its blue glory! Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/12/2021 8:30:00 PM 8/12/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Night Hike: The Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge in all its blue glory! Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink!

Friday, August 13, 2021

9:30 AM

Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide participants in a dissection, and at the end of the program, we will write with the squid's pen and ink! Pre-registration required. Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/13/2021 9:30:00 AM 8/13/2021 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink! Study one of the most specialized invertebrates of the sea! A park naturalist will guide participants in a dissection, and at the end of the program, we will write with the squid's pen and ink! Pre-registration required. Ages 6 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve

Friday, August 13, 2021

9:30 AM

Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/13/2021 9:30:00 AM 8/13/2021 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Terrapin Talk

Friday, August 13, 2021

11:30 AM

Diamondback terrapins are the most populous turtle species in the park. Learn what challenges they face in the park, what is being done to protect them, and what you can do to help ensure their survival! Pre-registration required. Free

Add to Calendar 8/13/2021 11:30:00 AM 8/13/2021 12:30:00 PM America/New_York Terrapin Talk Diamondback terrapins are the most populous turtle species in the park. Learn what challenges they face in the park, what is being done to protect them, and what you can do to help ensure their survival! Pre-registration required. Free Delaware Seashore State Park

Cruise the Canal

Friday, August 13, 2021

2:00 PM

Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area! Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the State Parks Tour! Tickets start at $28 per person

Add to Calendar 8/13/2021 2:00:00 PM 8/13/2021 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Cruise the Canal Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area! Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the State Parks Tour! Tickets start at $28 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Seining the Bay

Friday, August 13, 2021

2:00 PM

Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/13/2021 2:00:00 PM 8/13/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge

Saturday, August 14, 2021

8:30 AM

Bring your coffee and enjoy the morning ocean breeze as you hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a Park Interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/14/2021 8:30:00 AM 8/14/2021 9:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Bring your coffee and enjoy the morning ocean breeze as you hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a Park Interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Marsh Exploration

Saturday, August 14, 2021

1:30 PM

Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Participants will use hand-held dip nets to collect and identify a variety of marine life. Closed-toe shoes are required to walk through ankle-deep water. Pre-registration required. Ages 5 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/14/2021 1:30:00 PM 8/14/2021 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Marsh Exploration Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Participants will use hand-held dip nets to collect and identify a variety of marine life. Closed-toe shoes are required to walk through ankle-deep water. Pre-registration required. Ages 5 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve - CANCELLED

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

9:30 AM

This program is no longer available, but we have lots of other great programs -- check them out!

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Add to Calendar 8/17/2021 9:30:00 AM 8/17/2021 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve - CANCELLED This program is no longer available, but we have lots of other great programs -- check them out! Delaware Seashore State Park

Seining the Bay: Holts Landing

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

2:00 PM

Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Call 302-227-6991 to register.

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Add to Calendar 8/17/2021 2:00:00 PM 8/17/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Holts Landing State Park

Wild Crab Chase

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

8:30 PM

We're sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Free

Add to Calendar 8/17/2021 8:30:00 PM 8/17/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild Crab Chase We're sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Free Delaware Seashore State Park

Crabbing 101

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

9:30 AM

Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques, and current Delaware rules & regulations. Then try your hand in catching those tasty crustaceans! Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/18/2021 9:30:00 AM 8/18/2021 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Crabbing 101 Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques, and current Delaware rules & regulations. Then try your hand in catching those tasty crustaceans! Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Beach Driving Clinic

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

1:00 PM

Learn park rules, licensing requirements and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach. Then, follow park staff out to the beach to practice driving on the sand (participants must have a valid surf tag and the necessary equipment to do so). Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/18/2021 1:00:00 PM 8/18/2021 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Beach Driving Clinic Learn park rules, licensing requirements and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach. Then, follow park staff out to the beach to practice driving on the sand (participants must have a valid surf tag and the necessary equipment to do so). Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Lyle Gun Firing & Museum Tour

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

2:00 PM

Travel back in time to 1876 and the beginnings of the Indian River Life Saving Station. Learn about the lives of surfmen stationed on the coast and hear about their heroic rescues in this interactive program. Discover shipwrecks, drills, and daily struggles of men who called this place home. Top off the tour by watching park staff fire an authentic 1894 Lyle gun. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/18/2021 2:00:00 PM 8/18/2021 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Lyle Gun Firing & Museum Tour Travel back in time to 1876 and the beginnings of the Indian River Life Saving Station. Learn about the lives of surfmen stationed on the coast and hear about their heroic rescues in this interactive program. Discover shipwrecks, drills, and daily struggles of men who called this place home. Top off the tour by watching park staff fire an authentic 1894 Lyle gun. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

6:00 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a Park Interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/18/2021 6:00:00 PM 8/18/2021 7:00:00 PM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a Park Interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Lantern Tour

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

8:00 PM

Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago.Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station's logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/18/2021 8:00:00 PM 8/18/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tour Learn what the surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast over 100 years ago.Venture out to the beach with a lantern and hear tales of tragedy and mystery from the station's logs. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 and up. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $10 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Wild Crab Chase

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

8:30 PM

We're sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Free

Add to Calendar 8/18/2021 8:30:00 PM 8/18/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Wild Crab Chase We're sending you on a wild CRAB chase! Join a park naturalist on the beach at night to look for the elusive, nocturnal ghost crab. All you need is a flashlight to help spot them as they scurry from side to side in search of their evening meal. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. Free 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

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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

Crabbing 101

Thursday, August 19, 2021

1:30 PM

Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques, and current Delaware rules & regulations. Then try your hand in catching those tasty crustaceans! Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/19/2021 1:30:00 PM 8/19/2021 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Crabbing 101 Interested in crabbing but not sure how to get started? Join a park naturalist to learn about the life cycle of the Atlantic blue crab, different crabbing techniques, and current Delaware rules & regulations. Then try your hand in catching those tasty crustaceans! Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Hidden History of Delaware Seashore: A Driving Tour

Thursday, August 19, 2021

2:00 PM

If only the dunes could talk, they'd have some fascinating stories to tell! Luckily, our park's historian has uncovered some not-so-well-known stories about how the park has changed over the last century. Hop on the state park bus (or join the caravan in your own car) to visit some iconic sights in the park, as well as some lesser-known areas, and discover the hidden history of Delaware Seashore State Park. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/19/2021 2:00:00 PM 8/19/2021 3:30:00 PM America/New_York Hidden History of Delaware Seashore: A Driving Tour If only the dunes could talk, they'd have some fascinating stories to tell! Luckily, our park's historian has uncovered some not-so-well-known stories about how the park has changed over the last century. Hop on the state park bus (or join the caravan in your own car) to visit some iconic sights in the park, as well as some lesser-known areas, and discover the hidden history of Delaware Seashore State Park. Pre-registration required. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Night Hike: The Indian River Inlet Bridge

Thursday, August 19, 2021

8:30 PM

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge in all its blue glory! Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/19/2021 8:30:00 PM 8/19/2021 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Night Hike: The Indian River Inlet Bridge Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge in all its blue glory! Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Introduction to Kayaking

Friday, August 20, 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

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Add to Calendar 8/20/2021 9:30:00 AM 8/20/2021 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

Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve

Friday, August 20, 2021

9:30 AM

Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/20/2021 9:30:00 AM 8/20/2021 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Hike Thompson Island Nature Preserve Go for a hike through Thompson Island Nature Preserve with a park interpreter. Learn about the island's Native American presence and observe the abundant wildlife that calls this island home. Pre-registration is required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Cruise the Canal

Friday, August 20, 2021

2:00 PM

Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area! Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the State Parks Tour! Tickets start at $28 per person

Add to Calendar 8/20/2021 2:00:00 PM 8/20/2021 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Cruise the Canal Experience Delaware State Parks like never before! Hosted by staff from Cape Henlopen State Park and Delaware Seashore State Park, cruise the Lewes-Rehoboth canal and experience the unique wildlife and history of Delaware State Parks. Find out the true purpose of the towers on our coast, how coin beach got its name, the story behind the formation of our coastal parks and more. The spectacular scenic opportunities and exclusive perspective on local history makes this cruise a must for anyone in the area! Visit capewatertours.com for reservations and be sure to choose the State Parks Tour! Tickets start at $28 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Seining the Bay

Friday, August 20, 2021

2:00 PM

Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/20/2021 2:00:00 PM 8/20/2021 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Seining the Bay Use a 20-ft seine to catch fish, crabs and other critters. Learn to identify each species and learn about their adaptations for survival. Closed-toe shoes and pre-registration required. Ages 2 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge

Saturday, August 21, 2021

8:30 AM

Bring your coffee and enjoy the morning ocean breeze as you hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a Park Interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/21/2021 8:30:00 AM 8/21/2021 9:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge Bring your coffee and enjoy the morning ocean breeze as you hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge with a Park Interpreter. Learn about the dynamic forces that have shaped the inlet over the last 200 years. Find out about the bridges that have spanned the inlet and how the current bridge design came to be. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $6 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Kayak Eco-Tour: Paddling Station Cove

Saturday, August 21, 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

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Add to Calendar 8/21/2021 9:30:00 AM 8/21/2021 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

Marsh Exploration

Saturday, August 21, 2021

1:30 PM

Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Participants will use hand-held dip nets to collect and identify a variety of marine life. Closed-toe shoes are required to walk through ankle-deep water. Pre-registration required. Ages 5 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991.

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Add to Calendar 8/21/2021 1:30:00 PM 8/21/2021 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Marsh Exploration Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Participants will use hand-held dip nets to collect and identify a variety of marine life. Closed-toe shoes are required to walk through ankle-deep water. Pre-registration required. Ages 5 and up. Chaperones and observers must purchase tickets. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person. Online program registration ends 24 hours prior to program. After that, please call the park to reserve, at 302-227-6991. Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike the Sea Hawk Trail: Holts Landing

Thursday, August 26, 2021

9:30 AM

Hike the Sea Hawk Trail with a naturalist and explore the many habitats within this hidden gem of a park! This 1.3-mile trail meanders through hardwood forest, meadow, salt marsh and freshwater bog habitats. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person

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Add to Calendar 8/26/2021 9:30:00 AM 8/26/2021 10:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike the Sea Hawk Trail Hike the Sea Hawk Trail with a naturalist and explore the many habitats within this hidden gem of a park! This 1.3-mile trail meanders through hardwood forest, meadow, salt marsh and freshwater bog habitats. Pre-registration required. Call 302-227-6991 to register. $5 per person Holts Landing State Park

Paddlefest

Saturday, August 28, 2021

9:00 AM

Paddlefest is a 4-mile paddling course through the salt marsh creeks of Rehobtoh Bay. Participants will launch at Savages Ditch, learn about the park's natural and cultural resources along the way, and finish at Tower Rd bayside. Food trucks will be waiting at the finish line for hungry paddlers, and a shuttle service will be available to bring paddlers back to their cars. $10 event registration fee does not include kayak or canoe rental. More details can be found at www.paddlefestde.com

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Add to Calendar 8/28/2021 9:00:00 AM 8/28/2021 2:00:00 PM America/New_York Paddlefest Paddlefest is a 4-mile paddling course through the salt marsh creeks of Rehobtoh Bay. Participants will launch at Savages Ditch, learn about the park's natural and cultural resources along the way, and finish at Tower Rd bayside. Food trucks will be waiting at the finish line for hungry paddlers, and a shuttle service will be available to bring paddlers back to their cars. $10 event registration fee does not include kayak or canoe rental. More details can be found at www.paddlefestde.com Delaware Seashore State Park

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