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Indian River Life-Saving Station


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Due to COVID-19, the Life-Saving Station museum is currently closed. Temporary office hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday only

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.

group of people gathereed in front of life saving station

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.



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