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Fort DuPont State Park
Delaware City, Delaware
Fort DuPont Closed This Saturday
Fort DuPont State Park will be closed to the general public on Saturday, December 10th for a special youth management hunt. The park re-opens on Sunday, December 11th, at 8 am.
Special Notice: The 5th Street bridge, in Delaware City, on Rt 9 will be closed for several months starting 9/6/16 in order to be replaced. To access Fort Delaware, use Rt 72. To access Fort DuPont or Grass Dale Center, use the Reedy Point Bridge from Port Penn.
While you are in the Delaware City area, take the time to visit nearby Fort DuPont State Park. Named for Rear Admiral Samuel Francis du Pont, the Fort was actively used as a military base from the Civil War through World War II. Following World War II, the Fort was turned over to the State of Delaware and has been used for various purposes, including the Governor Bacon Health Center. Portions of the land were dedicated as a State Park in 1992.
Fort DuPont is located just south of Delaware City off Route 9. The park features 322 acres along the scenic Delaware River and the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. Open year-round, the park provides opportunities for passive recreation including picnicking, fishing, and hiking. A self-guided trail is available for visitors to explore the site's rich historic past. For those interested in more active recreation, the park provides both tennis and basketball courts.