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Qualify for a Wilmington University Scholarship

You can now qualify for a Wilmington University scholarship by joining the Delaware State Parks Beach Patrol, becoming a lifeguard at Killens Pond State Park Water Park, becoming a member of the Delaware State Parks Youth Conservation Corps, or joining the Delaware State Parks Veterans Conservation Corps. Learn more

Camp for Less

Get 20% off your weeknight campsite at Killens Pond, Lums Pond, or Trap Pond State Parks this summer! Get the deal

Get a 2018 Annual Pass, and Enjoy State Parks All Summer Long!

Ready for some fresh air and sunshine? A Delaware State Parks annual pass gives you and everyone in your car year-round entry to most Delaware State Parks. Get your pass today! Learn More

New Firearm Regulations Posted

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and the Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) have issued regulations expanding the scope of legal possession of firearms within Delaware’s state parks, state wildlife areas and state forests. Learn More

Passport Program Launches

If you enjoyed our Trail Challenge and Great Parks Pursuit challenges, you’re gonna love our Passport Program! Selfie your way through the parks, with prizes at the end! Start your passport

Lifeguard Tryouts Scheduled

Successful applicants to the Beach Patrol work at prime beach locations, earn a competitive salary, and are eligible for a Wilmington University scholarship. See what we offer

Delaware Seashore's Vintage Family Photo Album Now Online!

Nostalgia's on tap with nearly 200 photos of family vacations at Delaware Seashore, submitted last summer to celebrate the park's 50th anniversary. Check out the sights and fashions of a day at the beach from the 50s through the 90s! View photos

Corporate/Group Pass Program Available for Businesses, Non-Profits, Groups

Our new Corporate Pass Program provides discounted passes for your employees, pavilion rentals for your company picnic, and more. Perfect for year-end giving, employee incentives, or individual rewards, and it's all tailored to your business or group! Learn More

Now Accepting Applications for the 2017/2018 Veterans Conservation Corps

For more information and to apply, visit our Veterans Corps Page.

Listen To History

Listen to Delawareans talk about ways of life and activities that, in many cases, have changed dramatically or disappeared since they were first recorded. Everything from turtle progging, menhaden fishing and muskrat trapping to home canning, gospel and bluegrass music, and how to make chicken and dumplings. Listen now

Get our Newsletter

Save money with the monthly Delaware State Parks Newsletter -- get the latest news about our parks, plus exclusive info about camping and event discounts, contests and promotions!


Tobacco-Free Parks

Many public areas in Delaware State Parks have been designated tobacco-free. Click the tobacco-free icon to learn more.