Fort Delaware State Park Trails

Prison Camp Trail

  • Mode: Hiking
  • Distance: 0.8 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Accessible: No
  • Trailhead: Prisoner of War Barracks on Pea Patch Island

This loop trail on Pea Patch Island travels through a wooded area over grass and packed earth. Nature enthusiasts may view wildlife and several species of wading birds from the observation tower which is located along the trail. Fort Delaware served as a prison camp for thousands of Confederate soldiers captured throughout the war.