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Indian River Life-Saving Station


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The Indian River Life-Saving Station will be closed on Friday and Saturday, November 29 and 30. Posted 10/30/19

About the Life-Saving Station

Be swept back to a time when night-time beach patrols and perilous high seas rescues were the only way to save shipwreck victims along the coasts of the United States. The original Indian River Life-Saving Station was built in 1876 for use by the United States Lifesaving Service, a government organization created to respond to the alarming number of shipwrecks along the coastlines of the United States and the precursor to today's U. S. Coast Guard.

The building was first located 400 feet closer to the shore, but a sand dune began to form around it almost as soon as it was finished. It was moved to its present location in 1877, and today has been meticulously restored to its 1905 appearance, complete with diamond-shaped trim. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

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This unique coastal property is great for any special event you may have in mind, and is ideal for beach destination weddings and receptions.

While your guests are visiting the beach, they can enjoy exciting programs and events, too!

Download the Indian River Life-Saving Station facility rental guidelines and site diagram.

Featured Program: Meteor Shower Stargazing - CANCELLED

Earth Day doesn’t have to end at sunset! Join a park naturalist after dark to identify some simple constellations as you view the Lyrids meteor shower. Meet at the Indian River Life-Saving Station. Program will not be held in rain or cloudy conditions. Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 8:00 PM

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Add to Calendar 4/22/2020 8:00:00 PM 4/22/2020 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Featured Program: Meteor Shower Stargazing - CANCELLED Earth Day doesn’t have to end at sunset! Join a park naturalist after dark to identify some simple constellations as you view the Lyrids meteor shower. Meet at the Indian River Life-Saving Station. Program will not be held in rain or cloudy conditions. Delaware Seashore State Park




Upcoming Events

Beach Bonfire - CANCELLED

Friday, April 10, 2020

8:00 PM

Bring the whole family and enjoy a relaxing evening on the beach! Park staff will provide the fire, marshmallows, and roasting sticks. Bring a beach chair or picnic blanket. Meet on the North Inlet beachCall (302)-227-6991 for more informationFREE

Add to Calendar 4/10/2020 8:00:00 PM 4/10/2020 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Beach Bonfire - CANCELLED Bring the whole family and enjoy a relaxing evening on the beach! Park staff will provide the fire, marshmallows, and roasting sticks. Bring a beach chair or picnic blanket. Meet on the North Inlet beachCall (302)-227-6991 for more informationFREE Delaware Seashore State Park

Introduction to Surf Fishing - CANCELLED

Saturday, April 11, 2020

9:00 AM

Always wanted to try surf fishing but weren'€™t sure how to get started? Everything from fish identification to proper casting techniques will be covered in this three-hour program. Rods, reels, and bait are provided. Those under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. Ages 10+. $25 per person

Add to Calendar 4/11/2020 9:00:00 AM 4/11/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Introduction to Surf Fishing - CANCELLED Always wanted to try surf fishing but weren'€™t sure how to get started? Everything from fish identification to proper casting techniques will be covered in this three-hour program. Rods, reels, and bait are provided. Those under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. Ages 10+. $25 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Beach Driving Clinic - CANCELLED

Saturday, April 11, 2020

2:00 PM

Learn park rules, licensing requirements and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach. 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 for more information. $8 per person

Add to Calendar 4/11/2020 2:00:00 PM 4/11/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Beach Driving Clinic - CANCELLED Learn park rules, licensing requirements and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach. 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 for more information. $8 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Driving Through Hidden History - CANCELLED

Friday, April 17, 2020

3:00 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 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. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. $6 per person

Add to Calendar 4/17/2020 3:00:00 PM 4/17/2020 4:30:00 PM America/New_York Driving Through Hidden History - CANCELLED 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 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. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. $6 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Lantern Tour - CANCELLED

Friday, April 17, 2020

7:00 PM

Enjoy a unique, guided tour of the circa-1876 Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum. Learn what surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast, and then venture over the dune to patrol the beach and listen to tales from the station'€™s logbooks. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991. $10 per person

Add to Calendar 4/17/2020 7:00:00 PM 4/17/2020 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Lantern Tour - CANCELLED Enjoy a unique, guided tour of the circa-1876 Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum. Learn what surfmen went through to save shipwreck victims off the Delaware coast, and then venture over the dune to patrol the beach and listen to tales from the station'€™s logbooks. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991. $10 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink! - CANCELLED

Saturday, April 18, 2020

10:00 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. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. Ages 6 and up. $6 per person (including adults)

Add to Calendar 4/18/2020 10:00:00 AM 4/18/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Squid Dissection: From Pen to Ink! - CANCELLED 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. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. Ages 6 and up. $6 per person (including adults) Delaware Seashore State Park

Osprey Watch - CANCELLED

Saturday, April 18, 2020

2:00 PM

Delaware’s Inland Bays have the state’s largest concentration of this important raptor. Learn how to identify these “fish hawks”, how they fish, preferred nesting sites, and how they care for their young. Binoculars will be available to borrow. Meet at the Savages Ditch picnic pavilionCall (302)-227-6991 for more detailsFREE

Add to Calendar 4/18/2020 2:00:00 PM 4/18/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Osprey Watch - CANCELLED Delaware’s Inland Bays have the state’s largest concentration of this important raptor. Learn how to identify these “fish hawks”, how they fish, preferred nesting sites, and how they care for their young. Binoculars will be available to borrow. Meet at the Savages Ditch picnic pavilionCall (302)-227-6991 for more detailsFREE Delaware Seashore State Park

Earth Day: Bay Side Clean-Ups - CANCELLED

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

10:00 AM

Help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! Join park staff in picking up litter all along the bayside of the park. Clean-ups will take place at different bayside locations throughout the day. Participate in the clean-up to receive a FREE program voucher to our Meteor Shower Stargazing event that same night at 8 p.m.!Bring your own trash bag; weather dependent event. Call (302)-227-6991 for more details!No-registration necessaryFREE

Add to Calendar 4/22/2020 10:00:00 AM 4/22/2020 2:30:00 PM America/New_York Earth Day: Bay Side Clean-Ups - CANCELLED Help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! Join park staff in picking up litter all along the bayside of the park. Clean-ups will take place at different bayside locations throughout the day. Participate in the clean-up to receive a FREE program voucher to our Meteor Shower Stargazing event that same night at 8 p.m.!Bring your own trash bag; weather dependent event. Call (302)-227-6991 for more details!No-registration necessaryFREE Delaware Seashore State Park

Osprey Watch - CANCELLED

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

2:00 PM

Delaware’s Inland Bays have the state’s largest concentration of this important raptor. Learn how to identify these “fish hawks”, how they fish, preferred nesting sites, and how they care for their young. Binoculars will be available to borrow. Meet at the Savages Ditch picnic pavilionCall (302)-227-6991 for more detailsFREE

Add to Calendar 4/22/2020 2:00:00 PM 4/22/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Osprey Watch - CANCELLED Delaware’s Inland Bays have the state’s largest concentration of this important raptor. Learn how to identify these “fish hawks”, how they fish, preferred nesting sites, and how they care for their young. Binoculars will be available to borrow. Meet at the Savages Ditch picnic pavilionCall (302)-227-6991 for more detailsFREE Delaware Seashore State Park

Featured Program: Meteor Shower Stargazing - CANCELLED

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

8:00 PM

Earth Day doesn'€™t have to end at sunset! Join a park naturalist after dark to identify some simple constellations as you view the Lyrids meteor shower. Meet at the Indian River Life-Saving Station. Program will not be held in rain or cloudy conditions. Pre-registration required Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. $6 per person (receive a free voucher by attending one of our Earth Day clean-ups!)

Add to Calendar 4/22/2020 8:00:00 PM 4/22/2020 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Featured Program: Meteor Shower Stargazing - CANCELLED Earth Day doesn'€™t have to end at sunset! Join a park naturalist after dark to identify some simple constellations as you view the Lyrids meteor shower. Meet at the Indian River Life-Saving Station. Program will not be held in rain or cloudy conditions. Pre-registration required Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. $6 per person (receive a free voucher by attending one of our Earth Day clean-ups!) Delaware Seashore State Park

Introduction to Surf Fishing - CANCELLED

Friday, April 24, 2020

9:00 AM

Always wanted to try surf fishing but weren'€™t sure how to get started? Everything from fish identification to proper casting techniques will be covered in this three-hour program. Rods, reels, and bait are provided. Those under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. Ages 10+. $25 per person

Add to Calendar 4/24/2020 9:00:00 AM 4/24/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Introduction to Surf Fishing - CANCELLED Always wanted to try surf fishing but weren'€™t sure how to get started? Everything from fish identification to proper casting techniques will be covered in this three-hour program. Rods, reels, and bait are provided. Those under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. Ages 10+. $25 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Beach Driving Clinic - CANCELLED

Friday, April 24, 2020

2:00 PM

Learn park rules, licensing requirements and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach. 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 for more information. $8 per person

Add to Calendar 4/24/2020 2:00:00 PM 4/24/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Beach Driving Clinic - CANCELLED Learn park rules, licensing requirements and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach. 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 for more information. $8 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge - CANCELLED

Saturday, April 25, 2020

8:00 AM

Hike the Indian River Inlet bridge with a park historian and 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 over the years as you take in the views of the Atlantic ocean and Indian River Bay. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. $6 per person

Add to Calendar 4/25/2020 8:00:00 AM 4/25/2020 8:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike the Indian River Inlet Bridge - CANCELLED Hike the Indian River Inlet bridge with a park historian and 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 over the years as you take in the views of the Atlantic ocean and Indian River Bay. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. $6 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike the Sea Hawk Trail - CANCELLED

Saturday, April 25, 2020

10:00 AM

Hike the Sea Hawk Trail with a naturalist and explore the many habitats within this hidden gem of a park! This 1.7-mile trail meanders through hardwood forest, meadow, salt marsh and intertidal zones. Pre-registration requiredCall (302)-227-6991 for more informationFREE

Add to Calendar 4/25/2020 10:00:00 AM 4/25/2020 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike the Sea Hawk Trail - CANCELLED Hike the Sea Hawk Trail with a naturalist and explore the many habitats within this hidden gem of a park! This 1.7-mile trail meanders through hardwood forest, meadow, salt marsh and intertidal zones. Pre-registration requiredCall (302)-227-6991 for more informationFREE Delaware Seashore State Park

Hike the Sea Hawk Trail - CANCELLED: Holts Landing

Saturday, April 25, 2020

10:00 AM

Hike the Sea Hawk Trail with a naturalist and explore the many habitats within this hidden gem of a park! This 1.7-mile trail meanders through hardwood forest, meadow, salt marsh and intertidal zones. Pre-registration required Call (302)-227-6991 for more information FREE

Add to Calendar 4/25/2020 10:00:00 AM 4/25/2020 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Hike the Sea Hawk Trail - CANCELLED Hike the Sea Hawk Trail with a naturalist and explore the many habitats within this hidden gem of a park! This 1.7-mile trail meanders through hardwood forest, meadow, salt marsh and intertidal zones. Pre-registration required Call (302)-227-6991 for more information FREE Holts Landing State Park

Upcycling Craft - CANCELLED

Saturday, April 25, 2020

2:00 PM

Use discarded wood from old park picnic tables and beach boardwalks to create a beautiful, rustic planter for your home. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. Ages 16 and up. $25 per person

Add to Calendar 4/25/2020 2:00:00 PM 4/25/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Upcycling Craft - CANCELLED Use discarded wood from old park picnic tables and beach boardwalks to create a beautiful, rustic planter for your home. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. Ages 16 and up. $25 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Beach Bonfire - CANCELLED

Friday, May 1, 2020

8:00 PM

Bring the whole family and enjoy a relaxing evening on the beach! Park staff will provide the fire, marshmallows, and roasting sticks. Bring a beach chair or picnic blanket. Meet on the North Inlet beachCall (302)-227-6991 for more informationFREE

Add to Calendar 5/1/2020 8:00:00 PM 5/1/2020 9:30:00 PM America/New_York Beach Bonfire - CANCELLED Bring the whole family and enjoy a relaxing evening on the beach! Park staff will provide the fire, marshmallows, and roasting sticks. Bring a beach chair or picnic blanket. Meet on the North Inlet beachCall (302)-227-6991 for more informationFREE Delaware Seashore State Park

Dip Nets and Cast Nets - CANCELLED

Saturday, May 2, 2020

10:00 AM

Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Park staff will use a cast net and 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. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. Ages 5 and up. $4 per person

Add to Calendar 5/2/2020 10:00:00 AM 5/2/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Dip Nets and Cast Nets - CANCELLED Explore Rehoboth Bay and surrounding marshes like never before! Park staff will use a cast net and 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. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. Ages 5 and up. $4 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Thompson Island Nature Preserve: Guided Hike & Brewery Tour - CANCELLED

Saturday, May 2, 2020

11:00 AM

Hike 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. Then join staff from the Thompson Island Brewing Company for a brewery tour and receive a discount voucher to the restaurant. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. $5 per person

Add to Calendar 5/2/2020 11:00:00 AM 5/2/2020 12:30:00 PM America/New_York Thompson Island Nature Preserve: Guided Hike & Brewery Tour - CANCELLED Hike 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. Then join staff from the Thompson Island Brewing Company for a brewery tour and receive a discount voucher to the restaurant. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. $5 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Beach Driving Clinic - CANCELLED

Saturday, May 2, 2020

2:00 PM

Learn park rules, licensing requirements and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach. 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 for more information. $8 per person

Add to Calendar 5/2/2020 2:00:00 PM 5/2/2020 4:00:00 PM America/New_York Beach Driving Clinic - CANCELLED Learn park rules, licensing requirements and tips from park staff to maximize your safety while driving on the beach. 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 for more information. $8 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Introduction to Surf Fishing - CANCELLED

Saturday, May 9, 2020

9:00 AM

Always wanted to try surf fishing but weren'€™t sure how to get started? Everything from fish identification to proper casting techniques will be covered in this three-hour program. Rods, reels, and bait are provided. Those under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. Ages 10+. $25 per person

Add to Calendar 5/9/2020 9:00:00 AM 5/9/2020 12:00:00 PM America/New_York Introduction to Surf Fishing - CANCELLED Always wanted to try surf fishing but weren'€™t sure how to get started? Everything from fish identification to proper casting techniques will be covered in this three-hour program. Rods, reels, and bait are provided. Those under 16 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. Ages 10+. $25 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Upcycling Craft - CANCELLED

Saturday, May 9, 2020

6:30 PM

Use discarded wood from old park picnic tables and beach boardwalks to create a beautiful, rustic sign for your home. Meet at Big Chill Beach Club event space. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. Ages 16 and up. $25 per person

Add to Calendar 5/9/2020 6:30:00 PM 5/9/2020 8:30:00 PM America/New_York Upcycling Craft - CANCELLED Use discarded wood from old park picnic tables and beach boardwalks to create a beautiful, rustic sign for your home. Meet at Big Chill Beach Club event space. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. Ages 16 and up. $25 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Savoring Our Coastal Heritage - CANCELLED

Friday, May 15, 2020

6:00 PM

Tour the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station, one of the oldest oceanfront buildings along Delaware's coast, and learn about the surfmen that served at the station and the heroic rescues they performed. Then sit down to a locally-sourced dining experience, with a menu inspired by what the surfmen may have been eating around the turn-of-the-century. Menu may include anything from steamed clams to venison stew! Top off the evening with a lantern tour of local shipwreck tales, full of tragedy and mystery. Pre-registration required by Thursday, May 7Call (302)-227-6991 for more informationCost: Market price

Add to Calendar 5/15/2020 6:00:00 PM 5/15/2020 10:00:00 PM America/New_York Savoring Our Coastal Heritage - CANCELLED Tour the historic Indian River Life-Saving Station, one of the oldest oceanfront buildings along Delaware's coast, and learn about the surfmen that served at the station and the heroic rescues they performed. Then sit down to a locally-sourced dining experience, with a menu inspired by what the surfmen may have been eating around the turn-of-the-century. Menu may include anything from steamed clams to venison stew! Top off the evening with a lantern tour of local shipwreck tales, full of tragedy and mystery. Pre-registration required by Thursday, May 7Call (302)-227-6991 for more informationCost: Market price Delaware Seashore State Park

Paddle through Hidden History: The Assawoman Canal

Friday, May 22, 2020

9:30 AM

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

Add to Calendar 5/22/2020 9:30:00 AM 5/22/2020 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Paddle through Hidden History: The Assawoman Canal The Assawoman canal is a little-known waterway that was dug in the late 19th century to allow boat traffic to travel from Indian River Bay to Little Assawoman Bay, without the need to enter the ocean. It was also the primary means of traveling to Bethany Beach in the early 20th century. Explore this waterway via kayak, along with a park naturalist and a park historian, to learn about its importance in Delaware’s history, and the role it plays in the coastal ecosystem. Previous paddling experience recommended. Pre-registration requiredCall (302)-227-6991 for more detailsAges 13 and up$35 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Terrapin Talk

Saturday, May 23, 2020

10:00 AM

Right around Memorial Day Weekend, right when traffic increases exponentially, Diamondback terrapins can be spotted all over the roads in our park. Learn what is being done to protect this brackish water turtle and what you can do to help ensure its survival! Meet at the Indian River Life-Saving StationCall (302)-227-6991 for detailsFREE

Add to Calendar 5/23/2020 10:00:00 AM 5/23/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Terrapin Talk Right around Memorial Day Weekend, right when traffic increases exponentially, Diamondback terrapins can be spotted all over the roads in our park. Learn what is being done to protect this brackish water turtle and what you can do to help ensure its survival! Meet at the Indian River Life-Saving StationCall (302)-227-6991 for detailsFREE Delaware Seashore State Park

Featured Program: Brown Box Theatre presents: Mox Nox or Soon Comes The Night: Holts Landing

Thursday, May 28, 2020

8:00 PM

At Holts Landing State Park In a world of magical realism and rising water, two sisters are reunited at their family home. Mira, the caretaker sister, had to weather her mother’s death alone, and holds every childhood slight so close that she is literally burning from the inside out, shedding ashes and embers, as her wife, Amanda attempts to soothe her. Sister Deedee has returned to bring her fiancée, Pike, to safety, even as her memory is vanishing faster and faster. In this slowly drowning world, everyone is searching for higher ground. The sisters battle to the end, one unable to forget, the other unable to remember. A play of lyrical magic and visual surprise, with characters who desperately need love and dry land. No tickets are needed. Lawn seating, blankets, and lawn chairs welcome. This program is sponsored by the Delaware Division of the Arts and Delaware State Parks.

Add to Calendar 5/28/2020 8:00:00 PM America/New_York Featured Program: Brown Box Theatre presents: Mox Nox or Soon Comes The Night At Holts Landing State Park In a world of magical realism and rising water, two sisters are reunited at their family home. Mira, the caretaker sister, had to weather her mother’s death alone, and holds every childhood slight so close that she is literally burning from the inside out, shedding ashes and embers, as her wife, Amanda attempts to soothe her. Sister Deedee has returned to bring her fiancée, Pike, to safety, even as her memory is vanishing faster and faster. In this slowly drowning world, everyone is searching for higher ground. The sisters battle to the end, one unable to forget, the other unable to remember. A play of lyrical magic and visual surprise, with characters who desperately need love and dry land. No tickets are needed. Lawn seating, blankets, and lawn chairs welcome. This program is sponsored by the Delaware Division of the Arts and Delaware State Parks. Holts Landing State Park

Paddle through Hidden History: The Assawoman Canal

Friday, May 29, 2020

9:30 AM

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

Add to Calendar 5/29/2020 9:30:00 AM 5/29/2020 11:30:00 AM America/New_York Paddle through Hidden History: The Assawoman Canal The Assawoman canal is a little-known waterway that was dug in the late 19th century to allow boat traffic to travel from Indian River Bay to Little Assawoman Bay, without the need to enter the ocean. It was also the primary means of traveling to Bethany Beach in the early 20th century. Explore this waterway via kayak, along with a park naturalist and a park historian, to learn about its importance in Delaware’s history, and the role it plays in the coastal ecosystem. Previous paddling experience recommended. Pre-registration requiredCall (302)-227-6991 for more detailsAges 13 and up$35 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Day Camp for Grown-Ups

Saturday, May 30, 2020

9:00 AM

Feel like a kid at camp again, but without the counselors! Explore the park from the wild coastal landscapes to its newest amenities. Kick the day off with a kayak eco-tour through the marsh islands of Rehoboth Bay and see the only colony of nesting Laughing Gulls in the state! Head over to the Big Chill Beach Club for lunch, followed by a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet Bridge. Finally, check out an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at one of our park operations. Finish the day with happy hour at Hammerheads Dockside. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. Ages 21 and upPrice includes all activities, lunch, and a voucher for Hammerheads. $80 per person

Add to Calendar 5/30/2020 9:00:00 AM 5/30/2020 3:00:00 PM America/New_York Day Camp for Grown-Ups Feel like a kid at camp again, but without the counselors! Explore the park from the wild coastal landscapes to its newest amenities. Kick the day off with a kayak eco-tour through the marsh islands of Rehoboth Bay and see the only colony of nesting Laughing Gulls in the state! Head over to the Big Chill Beach Club for lunch, followed by a guided hike over the Indian River Inlet Bridge. Finally, check out an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at one of our park operations. Finish the day with happy hour at Hammerheads Dockside. Pre-registration required. Call (302)-227-6991 for more information. Ages 21 and upPrice includes all activities, lunch, and a voucher for Hammerheads. $80 per person Delaware Seashore State Park

Terrapin Talk

Saturday, May 30, 2020

10:00 AM

Right around Memorial Day Weekend, right when traffic increases exponentially, Diamondback terrapins can be spotted all over the roads in our park. Learn what is being done to protect this brackish water turtle and what you can do to help ensure its survival! Meet at the Indian River Life-Saving StationCall (302)-227-6991 for detailsFREE

Add to Calendar 5/30/2020 10:00:00 AM 5/30/2020 11:00:00 AM America/New_York Terrapin Talk Right around Memorial Day Weekend, right when traffic increases exponentially, Diamondback terrapins can be spotted all over the roads in our park. Learn what is being done to protect this brackish water turtle and what you can do to help ensure its survival! Meet at the Indian River Life-Saving StationCall (302)-227-6991 for detailsFREE Delaware Seashore State Park