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Cape Henlopen State Park

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Address: 42 Cape Henlopen Dr., Lewes, DE 19958
Phone Number: 302-645-6852
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 am - 12:00 am
Description: 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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Great beach and park

Pay by the car for beach / park access lots to do. Beautiful clean beach! Bike and walking trails, historical towers overlook the bay! Parking included with entrance no extra... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Lewes, Delaware
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Lewes, Delaware
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Pay by the car for beach / park access lots to do. Beautiful clean beach! Bike and walking trails, historical towers overlook the bay! Parking included with entrance no extra parking fees! Great place to relax on the beach with your family. Guarded beaches in Delaware are SMOKE FREE! What you bring on the beach must be removed from the... More 

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Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

My husband & i decided to drive through the park as we had a 45 minute wait for our table for dinner . As it got dark we drove around & around looking for the exit . None of the many signs showed the way to the exit !! The reastaurant called & we had to tell them we were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Perfect weather at the park. Everyone we met was very friendly and helpful. The woman at the Nature Center was wonderful. She gave us great advice of things to do followed by great directions. The gentleman that provided the bicycles was very nice. We borrowed a tandem bike had had a lot of fun. When we went back to the... More 

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Southbury, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Dunes, powdery sand, WWII Ghost Towers and miles of shoreline. Off season you feel like you are the only people there. Thrilling!

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Lewes, Delaware
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Nice facilities, great trails. You must make reservations ahead in the summer. It fills up fast. You are at the beach so there is no extra fees

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Galloway, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Beach access, very nice nature center with bikes to borrow, Fort Miles of historic interest, including a genuine spotting tower still accessible to the top! VERY COOL!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is great biking and hiking territory. We biked over from Lewes, around the park, and back--about 24 miles. There is camping, playing fields, many trails, beaches, bathhouse, a visitors center, and an historical area from WWII. At the Fort Miles historical area, we were lucky to happen on a Victory in Europe reenactment day and got to visit the... More 

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phila
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

a quick drive from lewes and so much beach. A beach house and restrooms but they were closed in April.Plenty of parking

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Syracuse, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I have been camping here with my parents, and now my husband and friends for years, and we just keep coming back. I started going in the mid 90's and still love it, now being in my thirties. It is a great camping facility. The online camping reservation website works great, and makes choosing a site very easy. The camping... More 

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VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We arrived at the park for a bike ride. We were pleasantly surprised to find they offer a borrow a bike program, which was absolutely amazing, as only one of actually had a bike. We were able to borrow a bike by leaving a drivers license and rode the 3.3 mile trail around to see the old guard stations and... More 

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