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Brandywine Creek State Park
Brandywine Creek State Park
BRANDYWINE CREEK STATE PARK
BRANDYWINE CREEK STATE PARK
41 Adams Dam Rd.
Wilmington, Delaware   19807

Phone: 302-577-3534
Toll Free: 302-739-9220
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This 933-acre park is divided by grey stone walls built of local stone in the late 1800's. At that time the property was a dairy farm owned by the du Pont family. This unique area became a state park in 1965, one of the first parks in the nation to be purchased with Land and Water Conservation Funds.
Nature of the Area
Tulip Poplars and Freshwater Marsh

Delaware's first two nature preserves are located within Brandywine Creek State Park: Tulip Tree Woods, a majestic stand of 190-year-old tulip poplar, and Freshwater Marsh. An extensive meadow management program, active bluebird population program, and variety of habitats make Brandywine Creek State Park an outstanding place to see wildflowers, songbirds, deer, and other flora and fauna. Many species of hawks can be seen migrating over the valley from mid-September to mid-November.Hiking, Fishing and Special Events

The park maintains 14 miles of trails for fitness, wildlife observation, and photography; try the Rocky Run Trail or the Greenways Trail that winds along the creek.The open fields are excellent for picnics, kite flying, and disc golf; and in the winter, for sledding and cross-country skiing. Popular seasonal events such as the Halloween Haunted Trail are held for your enjoyment.

Anglers can fish for small mouth bass, bluegill, and crappie in Brandywine Creek and for trout in Wilsons Run. (A fishing license and trout stamp are required, and can be purchased at the park office. ) Canoeing and tubing are popular ways to experience the Brandywine, too. Canoeing is offered through the park's interpretive programs.


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Nature Programs
Nature Center

The modern Brandywine Creek Nature Center offers interpretive nature programs for visitors, school groups, and organizations. Inside, a gift shop features environmental books, field guides, shirts, frisbees, and other items.
Things To Do in the Area
Old Forge Hill Farm - Street, MDHorseback Riding
We are family owned and operated and offer a beautiful, relaxed family oriented atmosphere. Emphasizing personalized attention and individualized quality care for all, we are proud to say that our farm offers something for everyone.
39.9 miles from park*
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Area Fishing Related Businesses
Slicer's Camping Trailers
4101 Old Capitol TRL
Wilmington, DE
(302) 994-9537
Slicer L C Sporting Goods
4101 Old Capitol Trl
Marshallton, DE
(302) 994-9537
Pete's Outdoor Store
305 W State St
Kennett Square, PA
(610) 444-0482
Area Cabins and Lodges
Ashland Nature Ctr Lodge
3511 Barley Mill Rd
Hockessin, DE
(302) 239-2536
Landis Lodge
2915 Newport Gap Pike
Wilmington, DE
(302) 998-5913
Sheraton Suites Wilmington
422 Delaware Avenue
Wilmington, DE
(302) 654-6036

USA Parks
USA Parks
Delaware
Delaware
Northern Region
Northern Region
Brandywine Creek State Park
Brandywine Creek State Park