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Book your fall camping stay!

Voted America's Best, Delaware State Parks offer 5 campgrounds that are perfect for the whole family. Sites varying from full hookups, to cabins, cottages, and yurts. Discover your camping adventure, and make memories to last a lifetime. Reserve now


Hunt for Ghosts - If You Dare

Take the night ferry over to Pea Patch Island to participate in a real paranormal investigation at Fort Delaware! Led by experienced ghost hunters, our three-hour recreational investigations begin October 5, with one extended five-hour investigation on October 27. Reserve Now

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Boo-B-Que Is Back

Boo-B-Que brings together the best BBQ competitors from up and down the East coast for a weekend of fun at Delaware Seashore State Park. Trick-or-treat and sample mouth-watering wings as part of the People’s Choice Wing Competition on Friday, and enjoy the entertainment, beer garden, and more on Saturday! Join in the fun October 19-20. Learn More

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Discover Your Autumn Adventure

Discover Delaware State Parks in their prime as the changing of seasons transforms parks to shades of beautiful golden hues. Zip through the trees with Go Ape Treetop adventures, join a fall hay ride through the parks, or take part in an actual paranormal investigation at Fort Delaware State Park. Make your Fall spook-tacular with Delaware State Parks. Learn More

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Delaware State Parks Expanding by 4 Paws

Two patrol dogs are joining our State Park Enforcement team! The dogs will serve multiple roles and help us better serve our visitors and our mission. Learn More or Support

Travel back in time to First State Heritage Park's Market Fair

Travel back in time to Market Fair

Leave the 21st century behind at the First State Heritage Park 18th Century Market Fair, which recreates the sights and sounds of the autumn market fairs held on The Green in Dover in the mid-1700s Discover a slack rope artist, Revolutionary War soldiers, handmade glass, and fun for the entire family. Learn More

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Portrait of James Jackson, Veterans Corps Volunteer for Delaware State Parks

James Jackson is a full-time member of the Delaware State Parks 2017/2018 Veterans Conservation Corps. Learn more about this amazing staff member

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