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Delaware State Parks and Trails

Delaware State Parks are brimming with exciting things to do, all year long. Explore coastal trails and get a glimpse of some of the area's natural wetland wildlife. Visitors can enjoy hiking, biking, fishing, boating, rock climbing, sightseeing, and so much more.
 
As winter approaches, head out to the parks for ice skating and cross-country skiing. The spring and fall migrations make this area a hot spot for year-round bird watching and photography.
 
 
Indian River Marina of Delaware

Indian River Marina

Located on the north side of the Indian River Inlet at Delaware Seashore State Park, the Indian River Marina features many convenient services for boaters and fishermen, including boat slips for storage and temporary docking. And it's just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean and the Inland Bays - some of the finest fishing spots on the east coast.
Cape Henlopen State Park at Delaware

Cape Henlopen State Park

The Delaware Seashore is home to many amazing hiking, walking, and biking trails, many of which are located in the Cape Henlopen State Park, a short 15 min drive away from The Bay Resort. At the park you will find many different trails that range in length and level of difficulty. The park is located on the Historic Fort Miles Site and offers many breathtaking views as you venture through.
Delaware Seashore State Park in Rehoboth Beach

Delaware Seashore State Park

Located 5 minutes south of Dewey Beach, Delaware Seashore State Park is a breathtaking destination with 6 miles of ocean and bay shoreline. The park system is home to Tower Road Beach, Indian River Lifesaving Museum, and the Indian River Inlet complex. The Park offers hiking and biking trails and horseback riding is allowed in designated areas of the beach at certain times of the year.
Delaware Junction and Breakwater of Delaware

Delaware Junction and Breakwater

This gorgeous, pine-studded rail-trail runs through Cape Henlopen State Park alongside the wetlands and farmland, offering a break from the typical beach activities in the area. The route is mostly flat and is ideal for bicyclists, walkers, runners, wheelchair users, and families with strollers and dogs. Along the way, you will see a refurbished 80-foot railroad bridge built in 1913.

FAQs

  • What are the fees for Delaware State Parks?

    A park entrance fee of $5 for in-state and $10 for out-of-state vehicles is charged daily from March 1 through November 30. This entry fee allows your vehicle and all of its passengers to enter any Delaware State Park on the date of purchase, except for Fort Delaware, Fenwick State Line Beach, and the Brandywine Zoo. Once inside of the park, you may enjoy fun activities like hiking, swimming, picnicking, or relaxing.
  • Where can I go fishing in Delaware State Parks?

    Whether you prefer to fish from the banks of a freshwater pond, in the surf on the beach, or from a boat, Delaware State Parks offers fantastic fishing areas. Some popular fishing spots are Killens Pond, surf fishing off of Fenwick Island, and freshwater fishing at Brandywine Creek State Park. Some parks have piers for easy access, and charter boats are available at the Indian River Marina.
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