Cape Henlopen State Park

Lewes, Delaware

(302) 645-8983 / N38° 46'0" W75° 5'43"

NOTICE: The Cape Henlopen Fishing Pier is closed to the public until further notice. The all-wooden pier built during World War II has been closed due to its deteriorating pilings. Delaware State Parks is actively working towards repairs to allow for public access.

Cape Henlopen Fishing Center

Fishing Center open 7 days a week, May 15 - Oct. 31

  • Hours (through Labor Day):
  • Monday - Thursday: 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday: 6 a.m. - midnight
  • Sunday: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Phone: (302)645-CRAB (2722). 

Sale of bait and tackle, fishing gear, prepackaged snack food and beverages, rod and reel rentals, convenience items for campers and park visitors (bug spray, sunscreen, etc. ) fishing related demonstrations and lectures, tournaments.

Operated by:
Lighthouse View Bait and Tackle, David Beebe

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, Division of Parks and Recreation, is responsible for the operation and maintenance of Delaware's state parks and for providing facilities, programs and services for the public's use and enjoyment of these areas.

The Division seeks qualified and competent concessionaires to provide and operate various services ranging from snack foods operations to public recreational equestrian centers. Accordingly, a prospectus is issued by the Division to encourage the widest possible interest in providing adequate and satisfactory services and to inform all interested parties of the requirements and conditions under which such operations will be conducted. A contractual agreement is negotiated with the person(s) or corporation(s) selected as the most qualified to provide the services.

For more information about concession operations, email Park Information.