Delaware State Parks Passport Program - selfie your way through the parks!

Passport Program




Introduction

Join us in our mission to connect families and friends to the resources Delaware State Parks has to offer. From natural rock walls at Alapocas State Park to the sandy beaches of Cape Henlopen, Delaware has something for everyone. The discoveries are endless when taking part in our Passport Program. Win prizes and make memories to last a lifetime.

Plan your hike, beach day, or historical tour, and while you're at the park take a “selfie” at a passport photo location. Track the places you have visited. Upload your pictures and cool stories using the form on this page to share your adventures. Complete all 19 photo locations to win awesome Delaware State Parks gear and an annual pass for the next calendar year!

Passport photo locations are listed below.

The Passport Program is made possible through a partnership with 88.7 The Bridge


Alapocas Run State Park

Northern Delaware Greenway Trail, Rock Wall

(39.769724, -75.560718)

Visitors to Alapocas Run must see the craggy blue rock walls along Brandywine Creek. Once an old quarry, visitors now can top-rope climb and rappel on these rocks..

Rock Wall


Wilmington State Parks

Lookout Dr, Rockford Tower

(39.767323, -75.574532)

Climb to the top of this beautiful tower to get an expansive view of Northern Delaware. Be on the lookout for pawpaw trees that grow in the park. The pawpaw is the largest native fruit tree in the United States.

Rockford Tower


Auburn Heights Preserve

Take the Oversee Farm Trail (1516 Snuff Mill Road), Benches on the Auburn Valley Trail

(39.809640, -75.679405)

These beautiful benches are more than a place to rest, they also tell a story. Local artist Stan Smokler used reclaimed materials from the Marshall Brothers Paper Mill to construct these benches. These pieces from the paper mill that once drove the local economy help serve Yorklyn once again.

Benches on the Auburn Valley Trail


Bellevue State Park

Take the 1.5-mile Nature Preserve Trail, Bellevue Hall/Pond

(39.775771, -75.494830)

Bellevue Hall, a former DuPont residence, was first built to resemble a Gothic Revival Castle! William J. DuPont, Jr. transformed the building into a replica of President James Madison’s home, Montpelier, and surrounded it with gardens, stables, and a beautiful pond. Today, the pond is used for catch-and-release fishing for bluegill and catfish, and you'll see red-bellied and snapping turtles sunning themselves.

Bellevue Hall/Pond


Fox Point State Park

Take the Riverview Trail, Flag Pole

(39.758701, -75.487717)

Fox Point was not actually named after the animal—if was named after S. Marston Fox, who spent the last 25 years of his life working to protect the land that the park sits on today. Featuring a playground, picnic pavilions, and a trail along the river, it is a great gathering space for families and groups. Fox Point State Park offers excellent views of the Philadelphia skyline, the Delaware River, and local water traffic.

Flag Pole


Brandywine Creek State Park

Take the Hidden Pond Trail Optional Trails/activities: Rocky Run Trail, Hawk Watch Hill

(39.805210, -75.577450)

The stone wall and rolling hills provide a gorgeous backdrop to see birds soar, enjoy sunsets, and hike the trails that wind through the park. The first two nature preserves in Delaware are located in the park – Tulip Tree Woods and Freshwater Marsh.

Hawk Watch Hill


Brandywine Zoo

Brandywine Zoo , Red Pandas

(39.756056, -75.549643)

Red pandas are part of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Plan. These plans coordinate the management of endangered species in accredited zoos. The Brandywine Zoo, founded in 1905, is the only AZA-accredited zoo in Delaware.

Red Pandas


Cape Henlopen State Park

Take the Beach Trail from the Point Comfort Station parking lot., The Point

(38.799257, -75.092003)

You must visit the Point Parking area and experience the scenic beauty and natural wonders where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. This land was first set aside by William Penn in 1682 to be preserved for the citizens of the town of Lewes and of Sussex County. 2014 marked Cape Henlopen’s 50th anniversary as a state park.

The Point


Fort Miles Historical Area and Museum at Cape Henlopen State Park

Post Ln, Artillery Park/16-inch gun

(38.799257, -75.092003)

Visit the Fort Miles Museum Artillery Park and experience the picturesque view of the Atlantic Ocean from our 16-inch gun pad. This gun could fire a 2,700-pound shell a distance of 25.5 miles!

Artillery Park/16-inch gun


Delaware Seashore State Park

Walk to the center of the Indian River Inlet Bridge. Use special caution when parking alongside Route 1., Indian River Inlet

(38.608097, -75.063630)

The inlet has moved several times throughout the last two centuries, even closing completely several times. Finally, in 1928, dynamite was used to open the inlet to navigation. Jetties were built in the late 1930s to stabilize it in its current location. Located where the Indian River Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean, it is a place where natural and cultural history converge.

Indian River Inlet


Fenwick Island State Park

Fenwick Island Boat Ramp, Assawoman Recreation Area at Sunset

(38.497504, -75.056223)

This park is a small sandy access point to the Little Assawoman Bay. With an unobstructed view, it is one of the best places in Delaware to watch sunsets and sunrises and sea birds dipping and diving into the Bay. Across the bay is the Assawoman Wildlife Area.

Assawoman Recreation Area at Sunset


Holts Landing State Park

Take the Sea Hawk Trail, Former Borrow Pits Wayside

(38.585601, -75.130624)

The Sea Hawk Trail meanders through hardwood forest, salt marsh, meadow and freshwater bogs, and has a lookout point on the Indian River Bay. Soil was excavated from this site for highway projects in the area. The excavation sites, or “borrow pits” have collected rainwater over the years, forming freshwater ponds.

Former Borrow Pits Wayside


First State Heritage Park

The Green, In front of the Old State House on The Green

(39.156844, -75.521687)

Built in 1791, the Old State House served as Delaware's capitol during the United States' critical early years as a nation. With additions and modifications, the building continued to serve as the state capitol until 1933.

In front of the Old State House on The Green


Fort Delaware State Park

Prison Camp Trail, Outside of the Fort

(39.589331, -75.568167)

The ramparts, or terreplein, of Fort Delaware provide the most amazing view around; you can see Delaware and New Jersey from this location. Visitors to Pea Patch Island might see our resident bald eagles or many species of shorebirds in the heronry.

Outside of the Fort


Port Penn Interpretive Center

Take the Wetlands Trail, Muskrat Shack

(39.518842, -75.578173)

The Wetlands Trail’s boardwalk takes you directly over the marsh and is a beautiful place to spot local wildlife. The Port Penn Interpretive Center’s exhibits tell the story of life along the wetlands.

Muskrat Shack


Killens Pond State Park

Take the Pondside Trail, Pondside Trail bridge

(38.979972, -75.544854)

The Pondside Trail offers some truly beautiful and peaceful moments while you enjoy Killens Pond and the Murderkill River. According to legend, the river got its unusual name from the massacre of a Dutch trading party in 1648. Today, a stop on the Pondside Trail’s bridge reveals the peaceful oasis it has become.

Pondside Trail bridge


Lums Pond State Park

Take the Swamp Forest Trail, Boat docks overlooking the pond

(39.559243, -75.719531)

Lums Pond, Delaware’s largest freshwater pond, covers 200 acres. Boating and fishing offer plenty of water bound activity, and the boat docks in Area 2, right off the Swamp Forest Trail, are perfect for taking in the pond’s beautiful vistas.

Boat docks overlooking the pond


Trap Pond State Park

Take the Bob Trail, Bench by Spillway

(38.527506, -75.481644)

See the trail from the water by canoe or kayak, or take a guided boat tour with a park naturalist. The tour will take you back to a time when Sussex County was covered in lowland cypress and cedar swamps. You’ll see Southern Delaware from a whole new perspective.

Bench by Spillway


White Clay Creek State Park

Take the Tri-Valley Trail Optional Trails/activities: Tri-State Marker Trail, Bridge over the creek

(39.714742, -75.759016)

Your must-see spot is the view from the bridge overlooking the White Clay Creek at Wedgewood Road. The bridge is located at the intersection of three trails: Creek Road, the PennDel and the Pomeroy. Although there are more than 40 miles of trails available at White Clay Creek, this bridge offers a charming and memorable view.

Bridge over the creek




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