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Cape Henlopen State Park

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Address: 42 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes, DE 19958-1168
Phone Number: 302-645-6852
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

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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Our Favorite Local Attraction

The CHSP offers so many amazing activities for any interest. Want to sit on the beach? Done. Want to camp? Done. Want to see historical sites? Done. Interested in military... read more

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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The CHSP offers so many amazing activities for any interest. Want to sit on the beach? Done. Want to camp? Done. Want to see historical sites? Done. Interested in military history? Done. Want to go surfing? Done.

Thank Stahlko
Morgantown, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Cape Henlopen is a great destination for birders. I visited the last couple of days in July and saw an amazing variety of shorebirds. Highly recommended for birders.

Thank Mike S
Thousand Oaks, California
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57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Extremely well kept up park. Excellent walking and biking trails. Hikes are non strenuous until you walk on the beach. Went on a Saturday, and park not too crowded. Enjoyable day. The $10.00 entrance fee was well worth it.

Thank BlackRoseCher
Rochelle Park
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited September 21st...had a great day! Started by climbing the tower... great view! Followed with Fort Miles, then the bird lookout as well as a few of the beaches (including the point), and the fishing pier. Immaculate, no trash anywhere. Super clean beaches with clear water and sugary sand! Spotless restrooms! Had a great day filled with exercise, and left... More 

Tamarac, Florida
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

There was so much that could be done here it was amazing. It was a very cloudy day in September so we visited the fort, one of the towers, the nature walk and the environmental center. The fort was a little bare - only the shell of the buildings were there. I would have liked one of the barracks to... More 

Thank PattiBF
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's close to Washington DC, we drove in the morning and got back to DC in the evening. 3 hrs drive, it's very convenient for wife and I which live a very busy life. Loved the beach, loved the little historic town and its really nice people. Had ice cream and pizza. Delicious! People drive by their big trucks to... More 

Thank Ashkan-Ashkan
Warrenton, Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The highlight of my trip to the Delaware Shore and I cannot wait to return with a bicycle and camera for a few days as soon as possible. The weather could not have been more scrumptious. The bath house is spacious and clean. The ramps and wooden walkway makes it easy to navigate especially with small children, beach accessories and... More 

Thank Charlotte G
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I just visited this park and very much enjoyed our day there. The park staff are very friendly! Beach house is clean and well kept. A school or pod of dolphins were feeding close by as we swam-amazing and beautiful! A local offered her binoculars so I could get a better look which was very nice. She... More 

Thank Belinda B
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15 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great beach to rest and get some sun. The beach wasn't crowded and free parking but $10 to get into the park. There is also a nice fishing pier if you want to do some fishing. There are also hiking and biking trails.

Thank Vincent B
Milton, DE
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Many activities to choose from by the Atlantic and the DE Bay. Take your pick of beaches, including ones you can drive on. Biking, hiking, history, nature center and camping. Henlopen has it all.

Thank sltwhall

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