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Cape Henlopen State Park

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Address: 42 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes, DE 19958-1168
Phone Number:
+1 302-645-6852
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun 06:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 06:00 - 00:00

This oceanside state park comprises 155 campsites and the Seaside Nature...

This oceanside state park comprises 155 campsites and the Seaside Nature Center.

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Love the park & surf fishing

The park is very nice with lots of trails a nice beach a hawk watch area & fishing. We are just getting into surf fishing the beach is very nice. Not far from Lewes which is a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gary G
Wilmington, Delaware
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Wilmington, Delaware
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The park is very nice with lots of trails a nice beach a hawk watch area & fishing. We are just getting into surf fishing the beach is very nice. Not far from Lewes which is a great place to stay.

Thank Gary G
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Some nice beach areas, and great views, with a few lookout areas. All nice. Not sure on the fort area. didn't seem like much there.

Thank swearengen
Lewes, Delaware
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6 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lots of trails through the woods, sand dunes and along the ocean. It is absolutely beautiful. You can walk your dogs in the off season. They have a free bike rental and nice shop/ nature center. The Kite fest is on Good Friday and that is great for kids. So much to offer. check it out on line.

Thank julieellishall
Lewes, Delaware
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This park is a star in the state park crown of DE. Something for everyone...great trails, free bike rental, marvelous bird watching, wonderful guarded beaches (most of the season) beaches, gorgeous ocean and bay vistas and a nature center with huge tanks exhibiting local fishes.

Thank Sally F
Marco Island, Florida
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We live about 5 miles from Cape Henlopen State Park, so we visit it over 50 times a year. It is a very well run state park, with great opportunities to bird, fish, swim and hike.

Thank Kittiwake L
East Granby, Connecticut
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an awesome Delaware State Park. It has a lot of amenities and never seems crowded. I love to stop by the lot near the coast guard station to view the lighthouse.

Thank Deb C
Maple Shade, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We liked the Point and Gordons Pond area. Nice easy walking and wonderful vistas. Plenty of birds and things to take pictures of.

Thank Bill A
Millsboro, Delaware
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful beach away from the hustle and bustle of some of the other beaches in the area. They also have picnic areas and plenty of hiking and biking trails. Their is a small snack bar at the main beach area and a bathhouse with indoor and outdoor showers. The nature views are awesome. You will want to... More 

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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203 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great options to watch a sunset. Love to be by the lighthouse when the sun is going down. The hawk watch area above the bunker by the pavilion is a great look out spot, or a spot to eat a packed meal. There's no shade.

Thank IslandGirlTraveler
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful park with awesome bike trails would definitely recommend stopping st the overlooks to view the beach

Thank vaduffers

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