Rock Climbing at Alapocas Run State Park

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing & Rappelling at Alapocas Run

Rock climbing and rappelling are healthy activities for both mind and body. They build muscle strength while improving agility, balance and coordination. And the sense of accomplishment a climber experiences after completing a challenging route is beyond compare. With some basic tips and equipment, rock climbing is an excellent way to experience your Delaware State Parks.

Free Rock-Climbing Permit Required

Complete your contact information on the Rock-Climbing Permit and print two copies. Groups planning to rock climb must apply for a Special Use Permit a minimum of 30 days in advance. Call 302-577-1164 for information. Please note: the permit must be signed in the presence of an authorized park employee. Take your copies and photo identification to one of the following locations:

Wilmington State Parks Office

1021 W. 18th Street

Wilmington, DE 19802

(302) 577-7020


9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Blue Ball Barn

1914 West Park Drive

Wilmington, DE 19803

(302) 577-1164

Open everyday

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.