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Special Notice: Storm Closures This Weekend

Due to anticipated high winds and flooding from two pressure systems and Hurricane Joaquin, some camping locations at our downstate parks will close at 10 a.m. Friday, October 2 and will remain closed for the duration of the storm. Campers will not be permitted to check in at the following locations until they are reopened:

  • Cape Henlopen State Park campground
  • Delaware Seashore State Park campground
  • Trap Pond State Park campground, cabins and yurts

The following camping and lodging locations remain open at this time; however, we urge you to monitor weather reports prior to traveling:

  • Cottages at Indian River Marina
  • Cabins at Cape Henlopen
  • Campgrounds at Killens Pond State Park and Lums Pond State Park

Should you choose to cancel or change your camping, cabin or yurt reservation, please call 1-877-987-2757. This message will be updated as conditions change.

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Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier Now Open

The fishing pier at Cape Henlopen is re-opened ahead of schedule. See the full press release here.

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