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Cape Henlopen State Park

42 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes, DE 19958-1168
+1 302-645-6852
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This oceanside state park comprises 155 campsites and the Seaside Nature Center.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fishing pier” (69 reviews)
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42 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes, DE 19958-1168
+1 302-645-6852
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a wonderful park for families, fisherman, history buffs or beach lovers. It is very clean and the staff I met couldn't have been nicer. Admission to the park is $10 for out of state guests and $5 for in state. You can visit...More

Thank cazcindy
Reviewed 2 days ago

As a local, we go to the state park often. We love the bay side for a quiet day with my kids. Great low tides/ with awesome sand bars for exploring. Awesome nature center and trails. Clean beaches with friendly people. Worth the pay for...More

Thank Lizzi583
Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I took a day trip with some friends to Cape Henlopen State Park. After a nice drive from Baltimore, we were greeted by an older gentleman at the gate entrance, and he was not very friendly. Okay, we can deal with that....More

Thank usnavygirl1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Love it, very well organized and clean and the best par very close to the beach. You have to reserve in advance. You should take your bikes since there are many bike trails.

Thank angelab0ter0
Reviewed 6 days ago

During a brief visit, we saw the wide beaches, scenic cliffs, military facility ruins, forested areas and marshes. It's a real asset to the Lewes area.

Thank GPBurdell67
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We came here because we were staying on Broadkill Beach (bayside) and we wanted to go to an oceanfront beach. I researched ahead of time because the flies were bothering us at Broadkill, and I wanted to take my 4 and 5 year old with...More

Thank BWEsq
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice trails and beautiful water views here. Hot though -- bring water! Also spots for swimming and fishing.

Thank JessBO25
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a nice beach, it's large with plenty of space. There is plenty of parking and nice facilities. It's a major shore break so don't expect much from the waves, and where the break is there are tons of rocks and shells. However it's a...More

Thank AZCatFan1998
Reviewed 1 week ago

I only visited the beach, not the rest of the park, so my review is about the beach. I had a pleasant enough day, but I can't say it's my favorite. Rough surf, no shells. The best way to enjoy it is to be prepared:...More

Thank Jay D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delaware State Park, is beautiful and has everything would need for a visit or a camping trip. The ocean views and beach's are spectacular. Any clear day our can see the New Jersey shore line, also you can view the Cape May/ Lewes Ferry making...More

Thank Eileen O
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July 19, 2017|
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Response from Robcentpa | Reviewed this property |
Each campsite can accommodate 1 mobile camping unit and 1 tent (limited only by the size of the site) or 2 tents with a maximum of 300 square feet of floor space. Max 8 persons per site. Max 1 car per site. Overflow cars in... More
July 19, 2017|
Response from skaza4 | Reviewed this property |
We recently stayed at a state park campground in Delaware and they were strict about their policies. Don't assume it will be ok before you go. I would call the Delaware State Parks office to be sure 1-877-98-PARKS. Or call... More
May 29, 2017|
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Response from Ken C | Reviewed this property |
Route 1 is heavily traveled and has construction south of Dover. Expect heavy shore traffic on Fridays especially after 3pm going South and Sundays noon on going Northbound. Cape Henlopen is a popular spot and convenient to... More