In order to make our beaches accessible to all visitors, Delaware State Parks offers beach wheelchairs which are available from 8:00 a.m. until sunset, all year. Wheelchairs are available at no charge, on a first-come, first-served basis.
Park office hours are:
April 1 through October 31, daily, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
November 1 through March 31, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lifeguards are available to assist at guarded beaches from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
From Memorial Day through Labor Day, Mobi-Mats are available at the Cape Henlopen Main Beach area. Mobi-Mats enable persons using a standard wheelchair to have access to the beach. During storms, extremely high tides may require that the mats be removed until the tides return to normal levels.
Persons requiring a beach wheelchair for more than one day may be interested in renting one from Grand Central Rental to ensure availability throughout their stay. Call (302)227-7328 regarding rental prices and policies.
Must be 18 with a valid ID to rent a boat.
Anyone 12 and under must be accompanied in their boat by someone 18 or older.
|Half-Hourly Rate||Hourly Rate||Daily Rate|
|Paddle Board*||N/A||$8 Trap Pond/$15 Lums Pond||N/A|
|Pontoon Boat**, Adults||N/A||$6/person, per ride||N/A|
|Pontoon Boat**, 12 and under||N/A||$3/person, Per ride||N/A|
*Available at Trap Pond and Lums Pond
**Only available at Trap Pond
IMPORTANT NOTE: Only Dogs are permitted in designated “Dog Friendly” cabins and cottages. Any reference in the Policy to a pet staying in a cottage or cabin specifically refers to dogs only.
Dogs in Waterfront Cottages and Killens Cabins
Waterfront Cottages 11 and 12 and Killens Pond Cabin #10 shall be designated as dog friendly. Occupants of dog-friendly cottages and Killens cabin who do not have a dog shall be advised upon making the reservation of the unit’s dog friendly designation.
The following pet restrictions shall apply to all areas of the park in accordance with Division of Parks and Recreation Rules and Regulations:
Please call (302) 739-9220 for more information about bringing your pet to a state park.
Horses and riders are permitted on designated roadways, trails and beaches on lands administered by the Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation.
Delaware Seashore State Park -- Towers Ocean
January 1- February 28
Park office hours are:
Trailers and tow vehicles must park in the Towers Ocean parking lot. The maintenance vehicle crossing located at the southern end of the parking lot is designated for equestrian access to the beach. Designated beach for equestrian use runs from the crossing, south to within 200 yards of the Indian River Inlet. A sign at the toe of the primary dune will designate this southern boundary. (4.6 miles)
Delaware Seashore State Park -- Keybox Road
Daily: March 1– April 30; Labor Day - December 31
Weekdays only: May 1 – Labor Day
Trailers and tow vehicles must park in the Keybox Road parking lot. The surf fishing vehicle crossing is designated for equestrian access to the beach. The designated beach for equestrian use runs from the crossing, south to within 200 yards of the Indian River Inlet. A sign at the toe of the primary dune will designate this southern boundary. (3.4 miles)
Cape Henlopen State Park
November 1 – April 30
Horseback riding is permitted on the beach only. Trailers and tow vehicles must park in either the Gordons Pond Parking lot or the Point Comfort Station Parking lot. At Gordons Pond, the surffishing vehicle crossing is designated for equestrian access to the beach. At the Point Comfort Station lot, a dune crossing is marked and designated for equestrian access to the beach. Designated beach for equestrian use runs from the oceanside of the Point of the Cape south to the Gordons Pond surffishing vehicle crossing. (4.6 miles)
Fenwick Island State Park
November 1 – April 30
Trailers and tow vehicles must park in the bathhouse parking located north of Fenwick Island. The maintenance vehicle crossing located at the southern parking area is designated for equestrian access to the beach. Designated beach for equestrian use runs from the crossing north to the park boundary near South Bethany Beach. (2.6 miles)
August 15 - August 19, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Bellevue State Park is the place to be this summer! Activities include games, crafts, exploration and weekly field trips all related to the theme of the week and the park itself.
August 15 - August 19, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Noises, smells, and body language. Animals “talk” in lots of ways, but what are they saying? Join us and discover how you can better talk to the animals!
August 15 - August 19, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Dive into great books about animals we find at the park combined with exploring outside. Each day will take on a theme from a new story.
August 22 - August 26, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Rainforests, mountains, deserts, and even our own backyards; animals are found in all sorts of habitats! Each day we’ll learn about a different habitat and the amazing animals that call it home.
Download the registration packet and email the completed form to the park via the email given below.
If you are unsure where to send your completed registration form, contact: StateParkPrograms@delaware.gov
Note: Campers are not considered registered until completed form and payment are received by the park.
For Brandywine Creek, please submit completed registration packets in person at the park office, or via email
Once we have received your completed form, someone from our office will reach out to you to make the payment.
For the Brandywine Zoo, please visit the Zoo's camp website
Registration begins on February 7, 2022
Campers and parents must follow current health guidelines, which may include screening and/or face coverings. Visit COVID-19 information page for the latest information.
Programs and activities may change based on current Covid-19 guidelines.
After care is available, subject to change, for an additional fee: $35 for the week, or $10 per day.
Payment can be made over the phone (preferred), in person, or mailed in.
A limited number of partial scholarships may be available, through a contribution from the Friends of Bellevue State Park. For information on how to apply, call 302-761-6963.
Brandywine Creek State Park Nature Center/Office
41 Adams Dam Rd.
Wilmington, DE 19803
Register for camps on the Zoo's website
Full-Day Camp Time:
Payments can be made online or by check (with completed registration packet).
All registrations received by February 25 will have equal preference.
Registrations for camp weeks may be made by a lottery basis depending on the number applications received by February 25.
Parents of campers who get in during this initial registration will be contacted by phone for credit card payment. Those who get placed on the waitlist will be emailed. Park staff will begin to contact parents for payment processing during early March.
Before and After Care available, subject to change, from 8 a.m. and until 5 p.m.
Every Wednesday, campers will hike to the water park for a day of fun. These are nature and outdoor based camps, so please make sure campers wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Please leave all electronic devices at home.
A limited amount of need-based scholarship funds may be available, through a contribution from the Friends of Killens Pond State Park. For information on how to apply, call 302-284-4299.
Waiting lists are available for our camps. If the one you are interested in is full, please contact us about being placed on the waiting list.
Do you like working with younger kids and being outside in the summer? Do you need service hours for school or youth group? Be a CIT at White Clay Creek State Park Summer Camps! You must be at least 14 years old and be available to attend our orientation. There is a $35 registration fee that includes a T-shirt. Call 302-368-6560 for more information or to schedule an interview.
A limited amount of need-based scholarship funds may be available, through a contribution from the Friends of White Clay Creek State Park. For information on how to apply, call 302-368-6900.