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Covid-19 Updates

Park offices and picnic areas are open to the public, and pavilions are available for rental. Visitors 13 and older must bring a mask to enter a park; masks must be worn inside all park offices and in public areas where social distancing cannot be maintained. All park office sales, including for annual passes and surf-fishing permits, require a credit card; no cash sales. Purchase an annual pass to avoid anticipated delays for daily entrance payments.

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2020 Delaware State Parks annual pass

Get Ready for Summer 2020!

2020 annual passes and surf tag permits are now on sale online, at park offices, and at designated retail locations. Get free year-round entry to all state parks charging an entry fee -- substantial discounts available for seniors, Delaware residents, and active-duty military!

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Young  woman volunteer gardener at Killens Pond State Park

Help Your Favorite Park - Volunteer!

In as little as 2 hours, individuals and groups can make a difference in Delaware State Parks. And we have loads of ways for you to get involved! Help out with special events, conservation projects, nature center programming, and more as a volunteer, intern, campground host, or as a member of our Veterans Corps or Youth Conservation Corps.

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Summer camps offer adventure for kids from 4 to 17

Sign up for Summer Camps

Summer is just around the corner, and so are summer camps! Delaware State Parks offers day camps statewide for children ages 4-17. From mountain biking and rock climbing to seaside adventures and historic explorations, we have exciting summer adventures for everyone.

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Discounted passes and benefits for business and other groups

Reward Your Staff, Group or Team

Our Group and Corporate Pass Program provides discounted passes, pavilions and meeting rooms for corporate offices, churches, schools, non-profits, and sports leagues. Build a tradition of wellness and outdoor adventure for your organization!

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Boys on the beach - Delaware State Parks

Beaches Now Open

Beaches are open for normal beach activities. Beach visitor capacity is reduced to enable social distancing of 6 feet between family groups. Sunbathing, swimming, picnicking, surfing, kayaking, walk-on surf fishing and other activities have resumed for Delawareans and for those from out-of-state who have quarantined 14 days. Park offices and most park restrooms are also open.

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