The State of Delaware is surrounded by natural beauty. Its wonderful parks and camping grounds offer a lot of opportunities to get away from it all and reconnect with mother nature. Here’s a list of our favorite locations.
- Delaware Seashore State Park
39415 Inlet Road, Rehoboth Beach, DE
Located along the Coastal Highway between Indian River Bay and the Pacific Ocean, the Delaware Seashore State Park’s campgrounds are renowned for their great trails and proximity to miles of pristine beaches.
Campers can enjoy a wide range of inland and waterside activities from sports, hiking, and biking to boating, fishing, kayaking, sunbathing, surfing, swimming, and more.
This site is perfect for all types of camping whether it’s by tent or RV. Some sites offer full three-point hook-ups – electricity, water, and sewage – for RVs. Mobi-mat access for persons with disability is available as well.
- Cape Henlopen State Park
15099 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes, DE
Famous for its surf fishing and beaches, Cape Henlopen offers a beautiful beachside camping site that lets visitors enjoy loads of fun activities such as disc golf and horseback riding.
Located in Sussex County between Lewes and Rehoboth Beach, this dog-friendly park is a favorite even by out-of-towners. Other popular activities include biking, swimming, kayaking, and picnicking.
Bathhouses and concessions are available. Getting a surf access permit lets you bring your car right up to the water with all your gear for easy transport. The site is also close to the World War II lookout tower which features big cannons on display and free admission to visitors.
- Lums Pond State Park
1068 Howell School Rd, Bear, DE
Looking for an adventure? Lums Pond Park, located 30 minutes south of Wilmington city near New Castle County, is home to the Go Ape! Treetop Adventure Course. It features ziplines, rope ladders, and treetop crossings that will make you feel like the king of the jungle.
Situated around a freshwater pond, which is the largest in Delaware, the park has wonderful wooded camping grounds and fun activities such as boating and fishing, but, unfortunately, no swimming.
Visitors can hike and bike their way through the swamp and multi-purpose trails. Boat rentals, game fields, picnic areas, and pavilions open for reservations are also available. In the winter, the park is open to skiing and snowmobiling.
- Killens Pond State Park
5025 Killens Pond Rd, Felton, DE
Killens Pond, located in Kent County just 20 minutes south of Dover, is a relaxing wooded campground that’s also the site of the Killens Pond Water Park featuring twisting waterslides up to 27 feet high.
Open all year round, this popular summer camping destination offers visitors a wide range of activities to enjoy such as kayaking, paddle-boating, fishing, hiking, sports, and nature programs.
Its numerous amenities include baseball fields and volleyball courts, boat rentals, camp stores, picnic tables, restrooms, showers, group facilities, and more.
- Trap Pond State Park
33587 Baldcypress Lane, Laurel, DE
Known as one of the largest surviving fragments of Sussex County’s extensive wetlands, Trap Pond State Park is a favorite location for bird watchers and offers a truly unique camping experience.
Surrounded by forest, Trap Pond offers campers a true sense of the rugged outdoors. Eagle-eyed hikers may spot rare birds such as the great blue heron and other native animals.
Trap Pond’s partly sheltered waterways make it perfect for small boats. Kayaks and canoes are a great way to explore the wetland forest and get close to its beautiful second-growth baldcypress trees.