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Surf-fishing vehicle on the beach

Off-Peak Surf-Fishing Pilot Program Permits

The new off-peak pilot program permits allow drive-on surf fishing access on weekdays and during the off-season.

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70th anniversary logo and 1950s family photo at Trap Pond State Park

Tell Us Your Story!

This year marks 70 years of operation for Delaware State Parks, and we have you to thank for it! We're celebrating all year long by asking to hear your stories about the meaningful experiences you've had in Delaware State Parks over the years. Share your park stories and photos to be entered to win a special anniversary giveaway!

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News from the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

COVID-19 Information

State park offices are now open with limited hours of 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. every day. Nature centers remain closed, and all in-person programs have been cancelled. Masks must be worn in all public areas where social distancing cannot be maintained.

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Trap Pond State Park aerial photo

Donate Today to Protect Delaware Resources

Support your favorite park or program with a safe and secure online donation! Donors' gifts to Delaware State Parks are managed responsibly by experts in planned giving at the Delaware Community Foundation, and have the greatest possible impact because of the creativity and spirit of resourcefulness that the fund fosters.

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Junior Life Guard Program

Junior Life Guard Program

The Delaware State Parks Beach Patrol is once again offering a Junior Lifeguard Program for children ages 9-16 years at Cape Henlopen State Park.

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Youth Conservation Corps volunteers eradicating invasive species

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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Volunteer Events

Click a date/time to see event details, or scroll down below the calendar to see a complete list of upcoming programs, then click the REGISTER button to sign up!

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