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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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6:00 am - 12:00 am
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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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Spend most weekends here in the summer time!

Biking, walking, running, dog walking, camping, hiking, fishing, beach bound, and touring historic sites such as the WWII towers that over look the ocean, all beautiful! Enjoy!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
Mangia540
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Winchester, Virginia
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Winchester, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Biking, walking, running, dog walking, camping, hiking, fishing, beach bound, and touring historic sites such as the WWII towers that over look the ocean, all beautiful! Enjoy!

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Philadelphia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
29 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We had a great day at Cape Henlopen on April 2nd. Temperature was in the 60's. Low tide gave us several sandbars - they kept going and going. Shells, seaglass, pebbles were abundant. After spending two hours on the bayside - we moved over to the colder, windy ocean side which was beautiful and also at low tide. After we... More 

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Northfield, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

rustic camping in a vacation area near beach and typical summer family tourist areas. Bring a bike to have easy traveling when you dont want to drive your car.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

nice, straight, level, easy bicycle trail through some great bird watching areas. took our dog on a walk through some of it too...as long as she was on a leash and we cleaned up after her, everything was fine.

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Eastern United Sstates
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6 reviews 6 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Walked Henlopen State Park Beach for the first time on a chilly windy April morning. Perfect for photographing. Atmosphere was foggy with no horizon line and waves were breaking on the shore. Visibililty was about 300 feet. There was a woman sitting on breaker boulders, and I watched her for a few seconds when out of the ocean came these... More 

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This is by far the best kept park in DE. We go every year alone on days we want to escape and with our family to enjoy summer fun. It is well maintained, nice amenities and beautiful scenery view of ocean. Highly recommend!!!

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Lancaster, PA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The trails and bike paths are well designed and safe. You can enjoy views of the Bay and the ocean. Fish off the pier and enjoy seeing the horseshoe crabs.

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North Arlington, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

So much to do at this state park.....beach, tour the history, walk, run and bike through the park and go to the little welcome center where they have some animals.

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Lewes, Delaware
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Great Place to surf, swim, walk, bike and camp. Love the park in all seasons, but especially on sunday afternoons.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Great place to ride bikes. Beautiful park, pine trees beach scenery etc. You climb a lighthouse if you want, and there are elevated boardwalks in some areas.

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