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Covid-19 Updates

Playgrounds remain closed. Visitation at beach parks is limited to approximately 60% of parking capacity. Masks must be worn inside all park offices and in public areas where social distancing cannot be maintained. Most public areas are open. Programs are being offered on a limited basis.

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Cabin at night at Trap Pond State Park

Camping: Natural Stress Relief

Need a change of scenery? Enjoy a safe and relaxing getaway with the kids, or friends in your "bubble," at a Delaware State Parks campground! Spending time outdoors is one of the best ways to keep your mind and body healthy. Get away for a socially-distanced stay at a Delaware State Parks campground and relax - Mother Nature has got you covered!

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Cross country runners at Brandywine Creek State Park

Easy Entry for Cross Country Meets

Cross country season is here! Delaware State Parks cross country trails are considered the best and toughest in Delaware. If you are a runner, parent, or spectator, make sure you get your Delaware State Parks annual pass so you can visit the parks and watch as many meets as you want this season. Discount passes are available through our Group Pass Program.

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COVID-19: Visitors on the beach wearing masks

Masks Required to Enter Parks

Those kindergarten age or older must bring a face mask with them to enter state parks, and should wear them when they cannot maintain social distancing from other visitors. Those who do not bring face masks when visiting these areas may be required to leave by officers or staff.

Friendly dog on leash at Bellevue State Park

Delaware State Parks Are Pet-Friendly!

Delaware State Parks are a great place to get out and relax with your four-legged family members! Responsible pet ownership is the key to a great day at the park -- check out what you need to know before you begin your next pet-friendly adventure.

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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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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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