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Cape Henlopen State Park

42 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes, DE 19958-1168
+1 302-645-6852
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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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“nature center” (136 reviews)
“fishing pier” (76 reviews)
“cape henlopen” (104 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

This place has a stunning shore, a very scenic boardwalk that goes to the lake and offers spectacular wildlife viewing for bird lovers, and a very captivating nature center with a touch tank and educational fish tanks. Next door to the nature center at friends...More

Thank rroebig
Reviewed 2 days ago

While vacationing in Rehoboth... we enjoyed biking the trails all around this park. We connected to this park via the Junction/Breakwater trail and returned to Rehoboth via the Gordon Pond Trail. A great trail system for comfortable scenic, rides.

Thank James M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Camping and the ocean. Town beach is bay with no waves. If you want waves, fishing and takung the dog, this is your state park. If you are there for a while and have 4WD you can get a pass to drive on, fish and...More

Thank chrysemery
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Undoubtedly beach goers and fishers love this place utmost. However, regular tourists and nature lovers should visit to enjoy the scenic view of the Bay in Delaware. This is one of the top places in DE, one can not only enjoy nature but also go...More

Thank Natureholic
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great beach on the ocean. Good facilities. Need to expand the parkinglot - A MUST! Why not allow DE tax paying visitors a discount? ONly provides discount to cars with DE license!

Thank Carpy53
Reviewed 1 week ago

Trails for hiking, biking, walking, & watching; beaches with concessions and bathrooms; campsites to rough it; historic sites to imagine it; playing fields for playing ball; and other small secluded buildings for special events like the annual chocolate tasting. It is a terrific park, alone...More

Thank Jeffrey R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are a lot of things to do in this park. Recreational and historic. Had a great time watching the ospreys and eagles. The bathhouse,the beach the fort. One of the best state parks I visited.

Thank Starviagera
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been coming here since I was a kid. The beach is clean and rarely too crowded. There is a bath house that you can use to wash off before getting in the car if you want. We camped nearby so we did not...More

Thank SchmittyB155
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One on the best State parks with newly repaved road ways, camping site parking pads, and miles of hiking and biking paths. Interesting lookout points at the month on the Delaware River used in WEII to monitor for German subs.

Thank Phillip L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love to just sit and enjoy .. Very peaceful not overly crowded even in season.. Great at night for dinner on the beach also.. Watching the moon

Thank Colleen P
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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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30 May 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