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Cape Henlopen State Park Campground

42 Cape Henlopen Drive, Lewes, DE 19958
Cape Henlopen State Park Campground
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Rising Sun, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The park itself,the beach,the history all great,but I just can't do the camping in a sardine can anymore. the biting flies, the mosquitos are one thing, but the late night activities and loud talking of other campers is just to much. Out of courtesy and privacy, one has to all but whisper while encamped. when others mention that you are... More 

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Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I enjoyed the bike trails in and around the campground. The sites themselves, however, were r to my liking - very open and very close to each other. That said I got lucky and got one with two trees close enough so I just out up my hammock instead of my tent. I didn't kick out in the quiet department... More 

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Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

This state park is a real gem. Beautiful beaches, great bike paths all around the park including one that runs all the way down to Rehoboth DE. There is a camping area, 4-Wheel Drive beaches and plenty of parking. And don't miss the bunkers and aircraft defense sites if Fort Hill. You tend to forget that this was a major... More 

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Baltimore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I stayed for one night at this campground. Most of the other campers were packing up as there was a storm on the way. I can see how it could become very crowded when the park is full. My site was great and the bathhouse was clean. :) I also found the "Borrow a Bike" program located at the Nature... More 

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Ponce1513
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014 via mobile

We came to Cape Henlopen to do some surf fishing and figured we would just set up shop at the camp grounds to stay while we were in town .. Being from the west coast and camping a lot up in Yosemite and places like that I didn't have high expectations .. It's just a different type of camping here... More 

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Quantico, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We stayed here on a Friday and Saturday night. We really enjoyed the location. We walked the bike path over to the observation tower and the fort. We drove to the beach only a couple minutes from our site. As others said though, the sites are on top of each other and have very little privacy. Some spaces just have... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My wife and I camped here in late August. Arriving around 930 pm in the dark, we were pleased to find a park employee in the check in booth and they sold bundles of wood and ice at the campground. The fire pits are metal and double as grills. We loved our campsite and the location next to showers... didn't... More 

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Maine, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We didn't actually camp here just visited for a few hours. The hawk lookout was amazing and the bunker underneath from WWII was too. Wish they would've posted signs about the bunker we only found t by accident. Love that you can drive onto the beach in your car just don't forget to let some air out of your tires!... More 

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Vandalia, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The campsites are right on top of each other. The bathhouse has three stalls and three showers. The showers have a shower curtain to separate you from other people but nothing to keep the water from getting on everything. During peak periods there were over 14 people in line for the shower. Whenever you walk into this area there is... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The campsites are quite cramped. Often at other campsites there are trees or even a creek between campsites. Here, you're lucky if the stakes holding down the rainfly on your tent don't have to go into your neighbor's site. If your neighbors stay up late chatting (like ours did), you'll be able to write down every word they say. If... More 

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