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Cape Henlopen State Park

Open Now: 6:00 am - 12:00 am
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Great spot for activities and learning

Wonderful spot to get a good bike or hike in during the day. The nature center is fun with fish... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Danielle S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Gorgeous place

We walked on an almost deserted beach for hours here! The sunset was phenomenal from the peak of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Patterson, New York
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nature center”(157 reviews)
“fishing pier”(83 reviews)
“cape henlopen”(114 reviews)
This oceanside state park comprises 155 campsites and the Seaside Nature Center.
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42 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes, DE 19958-1168
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Wonderful spot to get a good bike or hike in during the day. The nature center is fun with fish tanks and good information. You can climb one of the old observation towers and get a great view of the cape. There are lots of...More

Thank Danielle S
Reviewed 6 days ago

We walked on an almost deserted beach for hours here! The sunset was phenomenal from the peak of the cape, with the lighthouse in the background. We saw dolphins very close to us. We saw an old shipwreck in the sand as well. Highly recommend...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Borrowed bike and rode the trails, really nice and peaceful saw the military Barracks from WW II and went down to the bathhouse.

Thank Ruth H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots going on at cape henalope, fishing, swimming, hiking, biking, and military and natural history. Great views from the observation tower.

Thank K F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently visited Cape Henlopen State Park and had a nice quiet experience. Since we do not reside in Delaware, our entrance fee was $10. The beach was not crowded, and we were able to walk to Fort Miles and up the observation tower without...More

1  Thank PensandSteelersFan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the beaches. The bathhouses and the park in general are well maintained and clean. Very busy in the summer. Get there early or be prepared to wait in line and possibly be turned around. It isn't a bad thing it is just something...More

Thank Sandra A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the nicest state parks we have visited, the testament being that we keep returning when we are able. There is so much to do here... biking trails, beaches, lighthouses, nature center, campground, military history... We stayed at the campground, another in...More

1  Thank tawny1956
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unspoiled beauty. You can find many activities at this great state park - swimming, surfing, fishing, hiking, biking, free bike rentals, picnicking, observation tower, Fort Miles, nature and history tours, kids events in the summer, bird watching, great sun rises and sun sets, and some...More

1  Thank jwkitchen3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

whether you are local or traveler this is a must to explore on foot or bike. wonderful camping site for RV or for kids to attend nature camps throughout the summer. Found a sharks too the first time there and love the drive on beach...More

Thank mom3girls8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Salt air, birding, biking, watching deer graze in the evening in an open field, and beautifully groomed trails—something for everyone. Accessible bath house (as long as someone opens a door for you to get in-needs an automatic door opener). Several beach areas for quiet walks....More

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Nicole L
2 August 2018|
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Response from adam246 |
No charge to walk or bike into a DE State Park.
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