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Cape Henlopen State Park

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Address: 42 Cape Henlopen Dr, Lewes, DE 19958-1168
Phone Number: +1 302-645-6852
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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
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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Beautiful state park

The state park boasts one of the best beaches, and fun places to explore. Walking up to the top of the observation towers, or exploring old army bunkers are fun things to do with... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The state park boasts one of the best beaches, and fun places to explore. Walking up to the top of the observation towers, or exploring old army bunkers are fun things to do with a family. Taking a bike ride through the huge park provides lots of opportunity to see natural wildlife. It's easy to make a day of this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This park is beautiful with nice beaches and a bathhouse. They have campgrounds and a military base with rich WW 2 history. We love to bike through here and swim at the beach. The point area is nice on the calm bayside to explore and find shells and creatures. Many people come here to bird watch. It's also fun to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful scenery, great surf spots, diverse wildlife. Also includes great camping spots at affordable prices.

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Thank GainfulOpossum
Lewes, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We love this park with all it's amenities and activities throughout the year. And bordering the ocean makes it that much more special. Our most recent visit was to see the Wonderfest Holiday Light Show presented as a 'drive-thru' the park event after dark. It was fabulous. (Our only criticism, was that they need to fix what is supposed to... More 

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Dover, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Cape, as the park is known locally, does have wonderful sandy beaches and usually moderate surf that is fun for the whole family, but that just a part of what this state park offers. Wonderful wildlife and dune environments and a really interesting history of lifesaving, quarantine station, sunken ships, World War II bunkers (one is a museum), and even... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I missed the noon ferry to Cape May so we decided to explore the park. We are very happy we did. It was so exciting to see the tower, the views from the tower, and my husband's favorite Battery 519. I think my husband took a picture next to every single rifle and was very excited to... More 

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful park, very clean, great place to spend the day , we visit each fall and will continue to do so!

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Thank seabreez11
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the bicycle trails and the historic Fort Miles area. Just beautiful and well maintained. Will definitely visit often!

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Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a regular at CHSP, and especially enjoy walking on the beach off-season. My last visit we were strolling, and looking for dolphins (which we see regularly). We spied a couple of whales about 400 yards off-shore, along with maybe 40 dolphins; it looked like there was plenty of food to go around.

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Lewes, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They have something for everyone! Beach, camping, hiking, boating fishing! You can ride a free bike on the beautiful trails. Best of all is the beach!! Snack bar, showers and restrooms and huge parking lot.

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