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Cape Henlopen State Park

42 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes, DE 19958-1168
+1 302-645-6852
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Great Road Trip Pit-Stop

We decided to drive through Delaware on a Philly to Charleston road trip. I picked Lewes and this... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tiffany P
Summerville, SC
via mobile
Great trails, unexpected places

Henlopen offers access to the beach, as you might expect given its location, but what is surprising... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Camden, Delaware
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This oceanside state park comprises 155 campsites and the Seaside Nature Center.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fishing pier” (79 reviews)
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42 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes, DE 19958-1168
+1 302-645-6852
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We decided to drive through Delaware on a Philly to Charleston road trip. I picked Lewes and this park for a mid-day break. It was a great choice and we enjoyed a nice winter walk on the Pineland and Seaside trails (about 2 miles total)....More

Thank Tiffany P
Reviewed 4 days ago

Henlopen offers access to the beach, as you might expect given its location, but what is surprising are the places you find by taking the trails through the forests around the marshes. Such a variety of plant life, especially in the sandy strips of land...More

Thank owllander57
Reviewed 4 days ago

We drove north from Rehoboth Beach to sample this state park, and we were glad to have done so. As out-of-state visitors, we did need to pay a $10 admission fee, but it was well worth it. Our primary interest was the guarded beach. Although...More

Thank Ashburn1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great beaches,sand dunes,birds and fishing. Nice park on the mouth of the Delaware, bike riding and walking trails

Thank Steven A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We live about a mile away and have been enjoying all this park has to offer for 20 years +. We love the beaches, fishing, drive-on beaches, wildlife, serenity, Nature Center, trails, etc.

Thank daltons930
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful park, so much to explore! If you only have a day, best to go in with your bike to see it all. Trail around Gordons Pond is wonderful for the bird watcher, 2 Bald Eagles roosting in the tree top, amazing!! Great beaches, such...More

Thank Elizabeth K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Rehoboth Beach for a long weekend and found these trails within cycling distance of our hotel. Beautiful scenic overlooks where we actually spotted several whales.

Thank mcmanimal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love the Oceanside beach. There's a bath house with all services in season. It's a gorgeous sand beach with very clean water. There's a little nature center with free bikes available on a first come, first served basis. You can fish from a pier...More

Thank Muriel M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spend $5 and get a nice WWII history lesson (and a little more) and get a glimpse of one of the probably lesser known war defense efforts. Nice park with lots of walking, hiking, biking, camping options

Thank aismile
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This beautiful park is located right on the ocean and offers walking and biking paths. There is an old WW2 army barracks with a museum. If you go, climb up to the top of one of the observation towers for a spectacular 360 view. There...More

Thank alcool17
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20 July 2017|
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Response from Robcentpa | Reviewed this property |
Each campsite can accommodate 1 mobile camping unit and 1 tent (limited only by the size of the site) or 2 tents with a maximum of 300 square feet of floor space. Max 8 persons per site. Max 1 car per site. Overflow cars in... More
20 July 2017|
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Response from Ken C | Reviewed this property |
Route 1 is heavily traveled and has construction south of Dover. Expect heavy shore traffic on Fridays especially after 3pm going South and Sundays noon on going Northbound. Cape Henlopen is a popular spot and convenient to... More