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Delaware State Parks

USA Parks
Southern Region
Cape Henlopen State Park
Cape Henlopen State Park © John Williams
Cape Henlopen State Park © John Williams
Cape Henlopen State Park © John Williams
Cape Henlopen State Park © John Williams
42 Cape Henlopen Drive
Lewes, Delaware   19958

Phone: 302-645-8983
Toll Free: 302-739-9220
Reservations: 877-987-2757
Cape Henlopen's beaches attract thousands of visitors who enjoy ocean swimming and sunbathing. Two designated swimming beaches provide lifeguard patrols between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day. Umbrellas can be rented during the summer. The northern swimming area also features a modern bath house with showers, changing rooms, and a food concession.

The park's open spaces feature many other activities. A picnic pavilion and the "Officer's Club" building can both be reserved for group events. An 18-hole disc golf course encourages friendly competition, and basketball courts promote more active exercise. Winter hunting is permitted in some areas of the park; a hunting permit is required, and information can be obtained from the Park Office. Annual events such as the Kite Festival and the Halloween Spook Trail are family favorites. The park also conducts a variety of entertaining recreational programs, including natural history lectures, outdoor concerts, seaside seining, and birdwatching, to name but a few.
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Cape Henlopen has many year-round hiking and biking opportunities. Experience the park?s scenic and ever-changing landscape ? and get a lesson in history ? along the three-mile-long paved trail that loops the park. Take a trail break and climb to the top of the World War II Observation Tower, where the 360-degree views are spectacular. Or take a short climb to the top of a former military bunker to view the dynamic action along the Atlantic coastline. Explore the coastal environment along the Seaside or the Pinelands Nature Trails, or hike the six miles of beach along the Atlantic Ocean.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
September 10 a must see park
March 18 Love this place by happycamper
What a wonderful place!! It is now our vacation spot..Lewes is also nice and friendly
April 16 One of the best beach parks by MerrynKids
I have been up and down the East & West coasts and many places in between and this park is one of my favorites .There is alot to do and very beautiful scenery.
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Delaware State Parks