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Swimming is available at the following parks:

Cape Henlopen State Park

Delaware Seashore State Park

Fenwick Island State Park

Killens Pond State Park


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If swimming is your thing, Delaware State Parks offer quite a number of opportunities to enjoy the water. Ocean beaches at the three major beach parks offer guarded swimming away from the crowds and commercialism of the resort beaches. The Water Park at Killens Pond State Park gives visitors a chance to slide the tallest water slides in Kent County, play in the fountains and enjoy a picnic in a brand new facility.
Guarded Swimming Hours
June 1 and June 4 - 8 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
June 2 - 3 and
June 9 - Labor Day
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Please check with the Park Office for availibility of activities and amenities when planning your visit.

Beach Parks

Walking the beach at Delaware SeashoreSome of the most beautiful beaches on the Atlantic seaboard are found in Delaware State Parks. Enjoy a variety of activities along 14 miles of state park beach including sun bathing, swimming, surf fishing, clamming, crabbing, sailing, boating, surfing, and camping. Hiking trails, nature programs, and bird watching offer superb opportunities for nature lovers.

Three of Delaware's state parks are on the ocean - where beautiful sand and sparkling waters await.

Freshwater Pond

  • Killens Pond Water Park --Pack up the whole family and head for Kent County's only state park. Plan to ride the slides, swim a few laps, grab a bite and relax in the sun. The Water Park at Killens Pond State Park is the hot way to cool down this summer!

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Swimming Safety

  1. Always swim in supervised areas
  2. Never swim alone - use the buddy system
  3. Never dive in shallow or unknown water
  4. Never swim while intoxicated
  5. Obey lifeguard instructions
  6. Glass containers on the beach are unsafe and not permitted

Each swimming area has rules specific to that area - check for rules when entering the swim area and obey all park rules and regulations.

Don't forget to bring your sunscreen and towels. A Season Pass makes swimming adventures in Delaware State Parks easy and inexpensive!

For more information, e-mail Delaware State Parks Information.
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