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Cabins


Cape Henlopen State Park

The Cape Henlopen's cabins are located in a secluded area at the edge of the campground, and are perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy the best parts of camping at the beach without the bother and discomfort of leaky tents or less-than-comfortable sleeping bags on the ground! These cabins sleep six, with real beds in both bedrooms. And after spending a great day at one of the finest beaches on the East Coast, you'll love spending your evenings on your own oversized screened-in dining porch, the perfect spot for relaxed meals and family card games.

  • Front room: queen bed and sofa sleeps 2
  • Back room: 2 sets of bunk beds sleep 4
  • Screened porch with dining table
  • Air Conditioning
  • Electric Heating
  • Compact refrigerator
  • Electric lighting
  • Outdoor grill
  • Drinking and cooking water outside
  • Picnic table
  • Restroom, bath and shower facilities at nearby bathhouse
  • All cabins are non-smoking
  • ADA-accessible

The cabins are available year-round, and may be rented for up to 14 days. Reservations may be made up to 1 year ahead of time. There is a one-week minimum stay during the peak summer season. All other times of year, reservations for weekend stays must include both Friday and Saturday nights. Holiday weekends require a minimum stay of three nights (Friday through Sunday). Since animals are not allowed in cabins, campers should not bring their pets.

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Camping Cabins
Weekends Resident $75 $90 $115 $120
Non-Resident $75 $95 $125 $130
Weekdays Resident $70 $85 $115 $120
Non-Resident $70 $90 $125 $130

Killens Pond State Park

These family cabins sleep four and feature an efficiency kitchen with an eating area, bedroom, bath with shower, A/C, and heat. A picnic table, grill and porch are located outside. Since animals are not allowed in cabins, campers should not bring their pets.

3015 Paradise Alley Road, Harrington, DE 19952

(302) 284-3412

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Cabins
Weekends Resident $60 $60 $70 $85
Non-Resident $60 $70 $80 $85
Weekdays Resident $55 $55 $60 $75
Non-Resident $55 $65 $70 $85
Pondview Cabin
Weekends Resident $70 $75 $85 $90
Non-Resident $75 $85 $95 $100
Weekdays Resident $65 $70 $80 $90
Non-Resident $70 $80 $90 $100

AMENITIES:

The cozy wood-framed units are nestled in a wooded area of the Park close to the 66-acre mill pond. The eleventh cabin, called the Pond View Cottage is located behind the others with a scenic view of the pond. All cabins have an efficiency kitchen (with refrigerator and microwave); eating area; a screened-in porch; air conditioning and heat. The cabins have one bedroom with a double bed and a twin size bunk bed and the Pond View Cottage is furnished with a queen bed and double sofa bed in the small living room area. All of the cabins have universally-accessible interiors; six cabins and the Pond View Cottage also have wheelchair ramps.

RENTAL SEASONS:

There are four (4) camping seasons: Winter, Spring/Fall, Summer and Peak-Summer. Cabins may be rented for any number of nights up to 14 days. Weekend reservations will include Friday and Saturday nights reserved together. Please note that certain dates during the summer require weekly reservations (Friday to Friday).

RESERVATIONS:

Contact our Call Center at 1-877-987-2757 or go to the website at www.destateparks.com for availability information and to make reservations. Cabins are available year-round. Reservations can be made up to 7 months in advance. The reservation period cannot exceed two consecutive weeks. Cabins are rented to persons 18 years or older and are intended as family units. Non-family groups may reserve the cabins but must be limited to four people, which are the maximum beds available (cots are not provided). Each cabin must house at least one responsible adult.

CANCELLATIONS:

A cancellation fee of $35 will be charged prior to arrival; the balance of the payment will be refunded. Early departures forfeit all balances; refunds or credits are not issued. Reservations will not be held beyond noon the day after scheduled arrival date unless the Park Office is notified of late arrival.

CHECK-IN:

Check-in is between 3 pm and 4 pm at the Park Office. When a late arrival is reported, alternate arrangements can be made to check in through the Park Office. Each cabin has a designated parking space at the cabin parking lot. All other vehicles and visitors will need to park at the overflow parking lot adjacent to the Campground Office. Cars may not be driven directly to the cabins. Handcarts are available to cabin renters for transporting luggage and other necessities from the parking lot. Please return the handcart to the parking lot when finished using it.

WHAT TO BRING:

Kitchen supplies (pots, pans, dishes, dish detergent, towels, food trash bags, cooking and eating utensils); Personal items (clothing, toiletry kit, towels, insect spray); other items (flashlight, binoculars, first aid kit, lawn chairs, board/card games, cooler); bed linens and pillows. Cabins need double and twin sheets; Pond View Cottage needs double and queen-size sheets.

DURING YOUR STAY:

Visitors are permitted from 8 am – 11 pm and will be charged the Park daily entrance fee during the fee season. Quiet time is 10 pm to 8 am. Smoking is not allowed in the cabins. Pets are not permitted in the cabins or cabin area! Tents are not permitted in the cabin area. Renters are responsible for disposing of trash in the campground dumpster located across from the overflow parking lot. Cabin furnishings may not be removed from the cabin area. Occupants will be held liable for any damaged contents in the cabins. Firewood and ice are available for sale at the Campground Office. All other Park rules and regulations apply.

CHECK-OUT:

Check out time is by 11 am. The cabin should be left in a reasonable clean condition upon departure. All food and belongings must be removed (including items in the refrigerator). Floors must be swept; kitchen counter, sinks, dining table, and bathroom stall should be wiped down (failure to comply may result in a maintenance cleaning charge).

Trap Pond State Park

The rustic 2-room camping cabins at Trap Pond have a wonderful location next to the water. Enter the cabin at the screened-in porch and move inside to the living area with table, benches and chairs. The bedroom has a double bed and bunk beds to sleep four adults. The units have A/C and heat for 3-season comfort, and offer a great camping experience with protection from the weather. A picnic table, grill and potable water are located outside, and campers will find convenient bath and shower facilities nearby.

The cabins are available from March 1 through November 30, and may be rented for any number of nights up to 14 days. Weekend reservations must include Friday and Saturday nights. Holiday weekends require a minimum stay of three nights (Friday through Sunday). Reservations are accepted up to 1 year prior to the date of arrival.

Since animals are not allowed in cabins, campers should not bring their pets.

15702 Goose Nest Road, Laurel, DE 19956

(302) 875-2392

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Camping Cabins
Weekends Resident $55 $55 $60 $60
Non-Resident $55 $60 $65 $65
Weekdays Resident $50 $50 $50 $55
Non-Resident $50 $55 $55 $60

General Information

Campsite rates are for up to four people. Additional persons are $2 per night, up to a maximum of eight people per site.

Campgrounds at Cape Henlopen and Trap Pond State Park are open from March 1 through November 30. They are closed during the winter months.

The new campground at Delaware Seashore State Park is now open! The campground will be open year-round, although during the winter months, it is open for self-contained units only. The Cottages at Indian River Marina are open year-round.

Campgrounds at Killens Pond and Lums Pond State Parks are open year-round.

The Division of Parks and Recreation has a Central Reservation Service. Although reservations are not required, we strongly recommend that you make one to ensure that accommodations are available. There is no additional expense to make a reservation.

Reservations can be placed for campgrounds, cabins, yurts, the Cottages at Indian River Marina, and Fort Delaware tours, and Killen's Pond Waterpark..


Reservation Information

  • Reservations may be made up to one year in advance of arrival date. The reservation window is based on the same date one year from the date of arrival. The new date begins, for both the Call Center and Online reservations, at the opening time of the Call Center. Therefore, Internet users do not have an earlier "window" than callers.
  • Reservations may be made up to the day prior to arrival. For Call Center users, cutoff is close-of-business the day before arrival. For Internet reservations, the cutoff is midnight the day before arrival.
  • All family campsites, cabins, camping cabins and yurts can be reserved. All campgrounds are site-specific (you pick a particular site prior to arrival) with the exception of Overflow Camp at Delaware Seashore State Park, which is site general (find the best open site).
  • There is a $10 cancellation fee for campsites and a $35 fee for cabins if cancellation occurs prior to 30 days before arrival date. Cancellation within 30 days of arrival results in a charge of one night's camping or cabin fee. Early departures forfeit any remaining balance.
  • Please review maps of your destination campground to select possible sites prior to making a reservation.

General Camping Policies

Delaware State Parks are here for your enjoyment. Please be considerate of others and dispose of litter properly. Remember...take only pictures and leave only footprints.

  • Each campsite may have up to 8 people. There is an additional $2.00 per day charge for each person over the first four.
  • Campsites can only be registered to park visitors 18 years of age or older.
  • Between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend, camping is permitted for a maximum of 14 days within a 21-day period per park.
  • Each campsite can accommodate 1 mobile camping unit and 1 tent (limited only by the size of the site) or 2 tents with a maximum of 300 square feet of floor space.
  • Only one vehicle may be parked at each campsite. Additional vehicles may be parked in the visitor overflow parking lot.
  • Check-out time for campsites is 12:00 noon on the date the camping permit expires.
  • Campers registering before 6:00 AM will be charged for the previous night.
  • Pets are permitted in Delaware State Park campgrounds, but must be attended at all times. Pets are not allowed in cabins or yurts. For specific policies about pets at each park, consult the campground registration booth or park office. Pets are not allowed at Killen's Pond Waterpark.

Don't Move Firewood

Help us protect our trees by preventing the spread of harmful insect pests to Delaware's parks and forests. Use the firewood sold at the campground or from local sources near the park you are visiting. Please do not bring firewood with you into Delaware.

Emerald Ash Borer is a beetle that was most likely introduced to this country from Asia in solid wood packing material aboard cargo ships. The adult beetle feeds on the foliage of ash trees and does little damage. However, Emerald Ash Borer larva feed on the inner bark of the tree, disrupting the tree’s ability to thrive.

The Emerald Ash Borer was first discovered in Michigan in 2002 and has since spread to Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Missouri, West Virginia, and Quebec and Ontario in Canada. Despite states’ best efforts to stop the spread of this insect, it has killed an estimated 25 million trees.

One of the most common ways that Emerald Ash Borer spreads is through the transportation of firewood. The most effective way that citizens can help stop the spread of this invasive insect is to refrain from transporting wood, including firewood from one state to another. When you travel to a campground, use the firewood that is sold there to prevent the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer.

For more information about emerald ash borer, visit this national site maintained by Michigan State University.

Open Burning Notice

Campfires and open fires may be banned in selected campgrounds during extremely dry conditions. Please contact the campground immediately prior to your visit for fire status. Charcoal fires in grills are permitted during bans unless otherwise noted.

Campfires are not permitted at Delaware Seashore State Park at any time.

Reservation Changes Policy

You may change a reservation once at no charge. For each subsequent change, a fee of $10 will be charged. Changes may be a date or site change at any state park that offers family camping, cottages, cabins, or yurts. The transaction amount must remain the same as the original reservation charge to qualify as a change.

Cancellations and Refunds

  • A cancellation fee of $10 will apply if cancellation occurs 31 days or more before arrival date. Balance of payments will be refunded.
  • A cancellation fee equivalent to a one-day campsite fee will be charged if cancellation is within 30 days of arrival date. Balance of payments will be refunded.
  • A $35 fee will be applied for cancellation of a cabin, camping cabin or yurt reservation. Balance of payments will be refunded.
  • A $300 fee will be applied for cancellation of a waterfront cottage 121 days or more in advance of arrival date. The customer will forfeit ½ of the published rental fee if the reservation is cancelled less than 121 days prior to arrival date.
  • Early departures forfeit all balances.
  • Refunds for cancellations may only be issued by the Division of Parks and Recreation or by the Call Center.
  • The park reserves the right to hold a campsite, cabin or yurt for 24 hours after your expected arrival date before your reservation is cancelled and returned to inventory.
  • Cancellations will result in the issuance of a refund of the balance of fees paid. The refund will be applied by the same instrument by which payment was made (i.e. credit card payments will receive a credit using the same credit card. Checks and money orders will receive a check refund.) Refunds by check require a minimum of 4 to 6 weeks for delivery. The Request for Refund procedures must be followed for refunds made by check.
  • Customers may not cancel a reservation and rebook the stay for the same dates in order to receive a promotional discount.
  • Designated officials in each park and specified Dover staff may authorize a complete refund in case of emergency or early departure.

Emergency Closures

In the event Delaware State Parks must close a park or campground (due to storm or other emergency); the affected campers will be given a refund of the unused portion of their reservation. If the campground remains open and the camper elects to leave, the action will be treated as an Early Departure and no refund will be given.

Pet Policy