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2023 Permit and Annual Pass Sale Date Announced

2023 Surf Fishing Permits and Annual Passes will be available for sale online and in park offices beginning, Tuesday, November 29, 2022. There is no sales cap for 2023 for any Surf Fishing Permits.

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Low Digit Tag Auction

Low Digit Plate Auction

Between Nov. 22 and Dec. 9, bidders will have the option to bid on 15 tags including Nos. 32, 58, 143, 226, 355, 488, and on eight "choice" categories, ranging from tags 51 to 9999. For the choice tags, the highest bidder in each range can choose a number, if it’s not already sold, within that category.

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Deer Season at DE State Parks

Deer Season Trail Closures

Deer hunting is an important management tool incorporated in our resource management to attempt to reduce the negative impacts deer have on the natural resources in Delaware State Parks. In parks where hunting occurs some trails may be closed during gun hunting seasons.

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Donate Today to Protect Delaware Resources

Support your favorite park or program with a safe and secure online donation! Donors' gifts to Delaware State Parks are managed responsibly by experts in planned giving at the Delaware Community Foundation, and have the greatest possible impact because of the creativity and spirit of resourcefulness that the fund fosters.

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Youth Conservation Corps volunteers eradicating invasive species

Help Your Favorite Park - Volunteer!

In as little as 2 hours, individuals and groups can make a difference in Delaware State Parks. And we have loads of ways for you to get involved! Help out with special events, conservation projects, nature center programming, and more as a volunteer, intern, campground host, or as a member of our Veterans Corps or Youth Conservation Corps.

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Friendly dog on leash at Bellevue State Park

Delaware State Parks Are Pet-Friendly!

Delaware State Parks are a great place to get out and relax with your four-legged family members! Responsible pet ownership is the key to a great day at the park -- check out what you need to know before you begin your next pet-friendly adventure.

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