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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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Hours:
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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bicycle trails

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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
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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
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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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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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Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Wonderful state park with many activie available besides going to the beach or fishing pier. There is always events scheduled there especially for the children, hiking, biking, kayaking, etc. Very clean and safe.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great natural beach. Nothing has changed for Forty Years. No boardwalks, or retail. Great sand dunes and the Atlantic Ocean. Try to visit in the off season and you may find yourself alone. Its paradise.

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winston salem, nc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The park was open with no admission fee during the week we were there, so we visited multiple times for birding. The view from the point is beautiful. Unfortunately, we were there during winter storm Thor, so we were unable to do any hiking. We plan to come back next year during the spring bird migration.

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