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RV camping at Lums Pond State Park - summer camping discount

Plan Your Summer Camping Trip

Camp under the stars at our pond parks this summer! Stay beside the baldcypress swamps at Trap Pond, within minutes of the waterpark at Killens Pond, or at the renovated campground at Lums Pond. Spend your days hiking, biking, kayaking, or fishing throughout the parks. From June through August, stay Sunday through Thursday and get 25% off RV and tent sites at Lums Pond, or 25% off standard and tent sites at Killens and Trap Pond. Book Your Stay!

For Delaware cannon and reenactors

Fort Delaware is Open for the Season!

Built in 1859, Fort Delaware served as a Civil War prison which held close to 33,000 Confederate POWs during the Civil War. Today, costumed interpreters take you back to the summer of 1864. Tour the parade ground, officers’ quarters, barracks, kitchen, blacksmith shop and ordnance room. Engage with fort historians dressed in period clothing, and hear stories of those who lived at the fort in 1864. Learn more about Fort Delaware!

Shipwreck Drill at Indian River Lif-Saving Station

Experience a Shipwreck Rescue Drill!

Don’t miss Delaware Seashore State Park’s premier program! Visit the Indian River Life-Saving Station on select dates this summer to see an authentic reenactment of the breeches buoy drill that allowed surfmen to rescue shipwreck victims from the shore. The demonstration includes firing the Lyle gun (a small cannon), and a rescue from the “wreck pole.” Delaware Seashore State Park is one of just THREE locations in the nation that still does this drill! Learn more

Buy your Delaware State Parks annual pass online

Get Your Annual Pass to Adventure

Get your pass to the great outdoors from Delaware State Parks! Your annual pass is good for unlimited year-round entry to 14 state parks featuring scenic beaches, newly-renovated campgrounds, hundreds of miles of trails, historical sites, summer concerts, rock climbing, kayaking, and so much more! Buy your pass online

Summer Concert at Bellevue

Sing along at summer concerts!

The 2019 Summer Concert series is here! Bring a picnic blanket or a chair and relax while enjoying some live music at our FREE concerts throughout the state! Music ranges from oldies and big band to classic rock and country. Whatever your taste in music, you don't want to miss these summer celebrations! This year’s concert series is sponsored by Arrive Alive Delaware Learn more

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. Learn more!

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