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White Clay Creek State Park

880 New London Rd, Newark, DE 19711-2112
+1 302-368-6900
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On The Delaware Birding Trail

This was a difficult Park to negotiate with no map. The shear size is daunting. The parts of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tetonted1995
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Harwich, Massachusetts
Sprawling and options

There are so many entrances and things to do. We mostly hike and trail bike. There is also fishing... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
dwmillerde
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United States
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“hiking trails” (9 reviews)
“nature center” (6 reviews)
“great hiking” (4 reviews)
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880 New London Rd, Newark, DE 19711-2112
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+1 302-368-6900
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a difficult Park to negotiate with no map. The shear size is daunting. The parts of the park I did see were amazing. I could hike for miles. The birding was grat which was my primry goal. I saw many people enjoying walkin,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are so many entrances and things to do. We mostly hike and trail bike. There is also fishing, leisure walking trails, lots of streams and shade. In the summer their is live music at the Rt 896 Carpenter Recreation entrance. There are Mason Dixon...More

Thank dwmillerde
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Moved back to Delaware from New York, supprisingly find delaware have such beautiful park. We try to walk or bike the trail every week some where in the park in the summer, we still have a lot to explore. In addition to the natural beauty,...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Save yourself some money and park in Pennsylvania and walk the mile to the Delaware state line. I followed the Mason Dixon trail from Sharpless road parking lot to the ARC monument. It was a nice and scenic walk, the trees weren’t blooming yet but...More

1  Thank Stan K
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

I love hiking here. They've got a variety of trails and we always spot plenty of wildlife. There's also a path along the creek for walking and access points down to the water.

Thank Rachel L
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

It's not a difficult park to walk, with dirt paths kept clean and free of hazards, and loops of a few different lengths throughout. It's great for bicycling as well. Generally not that crowded outside of summer, and the state entrance fee is reasonable (or...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

We've hiked quite a bit at Fair Hill, and then discovered this place. More nice hikes! Easy to park, accessible trails, good variety. Terrific local hiking. Also check out nearby Fair Hill for hiking.

Thank occasional_traveler6
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Great place to run or hike trail. Miles and miles with good undulation, scenery along the creek, and connections to other parks and recreation areas. Good staff and volunteers that maintain trails. Only negative is bikers often ignore trail warnings and damage trails in wet...More

Thank Richard O
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

White Clay has a wide variety of activities to choose from Frisbee golf, picnicking, great running and hiking trails, concerts in the park during the summer as well as other special events. Well worth getting the yearly State Park pass.

Thank schultz27
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

Our family and friends have been going here for decades. The trails are well kept and it is a very large park. There is a pavilion where the Park sponsors entertainment/ music. There are rocks to climb and a couple of ponds. You can ride...More

1  Thank Stephen M
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tracetb715
15 February 2017|
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Response from Dan S | Reviewed this property |
We. I certainly hope that wasn't part of my review. White clay Creek Is a huge area. It has several parking lots located in various areas around Newark DE. The only time I know that the areas are closed is from dust to... More
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Yes, dogs are allowed.
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